I’m wondering how many 3D printers we’ve already come across this year… you have the “non-professional” toy-making machines like iModela… and then you have these pro-oriented models that very few can afford…
And because everything that the “MIT media Lab” stamp touches transforms into gold the recently created studio Formlab (basically a group of ex-MIT labbers) won’t be needing any of the 29 days left to achieve their funding goal for their first project: Form 1.
They’re promising to deliver the most “affordable” 3D printer that delivers professional results (read.. it uses the stereolithography technology) but won’t cost you both of your livers… for 2200$ you’ll have access to the most basic of kits… certainly not cheap. But putting things in context, this is just the beginning of a new market which shall inevitably bring a quality 3D printer into every house one day.
Not yet with Form 1, but this adventure which started over a year ago looks promising… especially if we consider that they should have enough money to produce a large range of colors… and that the little campaign video looks smarter than the iPhone 5 campaign. More info this way, and on their webpage.