Oct.21, 2013

Pirate3D is opening preorders of the Buccaneer 3D printer on November 1, 2013 on their website pirate3d.com. Preorder units, priced at US$497, will be shipped in April 2014. From April onwards the Buccaneer's retail price will be US$697.

"This is the last chance to get your hands on the Buccaneer for US$497 before it hits the shelves. Our manufacturing capacity is limited, and we encourage people to subscribe to the waiting list on pirate3d.com to get their units faster," said CEO Roger Chang.

"We are also offering education pricing with progressive discounts for large order volumes," added Chang.

Founded in late 2012, Pirate3DP Pte Ltd is a 3D printing startup seed-funded by Red Dot Ventures and incubated by the Institution of Engineers, Singapore (IES). The company launched a crowdfunding campaign for the Buccaneer on Kickstarter in late May. Pirate3D's campaign closed on June 29 amassing US$1.4 million in pledges from 3,520 backers.

All critical parts of its printer, including high-precision mechanics, are produced in Singaporean facilities using automated computer numerical control (CNC) systems. Encased in a rigid two-piece polycarbonate frame, the Buccaneer sports a minimalist design with no buttons and only a discreet light indicator. The 3D printer can be operated wirelessly from a user's computer, smartphone, or tablet.

The Buccaneer will also launch on a yet to be specified date on Amazon US shortly after the preorder opening.



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Mark Strahm wrote at 11/2/2013 12:17:21 AM:

Today Pirate3D announced that they are not going to include all of the promised specs from their Kickstarter campaign opening themselves up to potential lawsuits from their Kickstarter backers. At this point even if they ship the stripped down version they can be sued for not completing their promised goals. Then when backers ask for clarification or a refund they are insulted in a backhanded way and called stupid for wanting to pull out. So Pirate3D makes promises they cannot keep, uses lame spinspeak excuses for pulling support for ABS and then calls you names for not wanting their product...... let them know what you think folks dont order it unless they fix it!! This may be a company headed for the graveyard at this rate!!



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