Form 1 3D Printer Allowed to Enter Mass Production, Finally

The Kickstarter project was successful, so manufacturing can finally start

Kickstarted hosted and is still hosting many projects, some of which fail and some of which take off. There is even the occasional invention that gets a lot more acclaim and donations than expected.

Form 1, a 3D printer, is one of those rare projects. FormLabs only asked for a measly $100,000 / 74,272-100,000 Euro, but it ended up with over $2.9 million instead (2.14 million Euro).

The only reason FormLabs didn't start production months ago, when the green light was first received, was a patent infringement lawsuit from 3D Systems, which also accused Kickstarter of promoting infringing products.

FormLabs pressed on though, eventually getting the permission to go forward with its plan.

The Form 1 3D Printer will be ready for delivery by the end of April 2013. Some final tests still need to be conducted, so exact shipping dates haven't been set.

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