The $100 3D printer blasts past Kickstarter goal

A $100 3D printer? Wow!

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All year, 3D printers below $500 have been appearing on crowdfunding websites. Everyone’s reaction? “Wow!”

Now, there’s a C$100 ($97) printer. It’s called the Peachy, and it doesn’t work like most low-cost printers. Most consumer printers use plastic, which is printed as a melty goo and then allowed to harden. The Peachy uses resin. A laser is applied to the printed resin, curing it and causing it to harden.

At this point, the machine looks like it prints with fairly low resolution. The creators say on the campaign page they intent to continue improving the design before the delivery date, though they will mostly focus on the software.

Peachy printer resin

Unassembled printers are still available for $100, and the funding campaign will continue through October 20. Assembled printers will run you $400. For an extra $350, you can also add a 3D scanner, which captures physical objects and creates a digital…

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