We spent months interacting with users and potential customers, and our insights are people want a 3D printer that is simple to use, an object of affection in your home, and a productivity tool that is center of attraction in your office.
Palo Alto, Calif. (PRWEB) May 01, 2013
Pirate3D is proud to reveal its zen-inspired and ultra-minimalistic designed 3D printer, the Buccaneer™, to the world.
Looking nothing like the normal run-of-the-mill 3D printer, the Buccaneer™ is an ultra-minimalistic machine with no buttons. The front facade has a monolithic aluminum face with a single indicator light, encased within a polished acrylic housing. The Pirate3D’s flagship 3D printer communicates wirelessly to your mobile computing devices (smartphones or webpads).
“We looked at what was available on the market, and didn’t like anything we saw,” says Tsang You Jun, Pirate3D’s chief of design and creativity. “We spent months interacting with users and potential customers, and our insights are people want a 3D printer that is simple to use, an object of affection in your home, and a productivity tool that is center of attraction in your office.”
Pirate3D went against traditional spool-design and introduced the revolutionary central-feeding cartridge. “To provide an insanely great user experience, we have to remove the tyranny of unsightly spool, protruding filaments and difficulties in consumables installation,” says Roger Chang, CEO of Pirate3D. “We studied various existing 3D printer configurations, user interaction, handling of the spool and filament and we received horrendous feedback!” The Pirate3D’s patent-pending design is a top-loading cartridge with central-feeding: easy to handle and load/unload for printing.
The device also incorporates a filter in the rear which greatly minimizes odours from the 3D printing process.
Although the Buccaneer™ has a small footprint of 25cm by 25cm, the Buccaneer™ boasts a 150mm by 100mm by 120mm print area. The 3D printer uses the Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF) process, which is similar to other consumer 3D printers on the market.
Pirate3D has stated that the price of the final printer will be “below $1000”. It is inviting interested parties and potential customers to guess the final price of the device and stand a chance to win a free unit of The Buccaneer™ at Pirate3D.com. Click here to visit the contest page.