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This is the cheapest 3D printer money can buy

Updated Dec 19th, 2018 8:48PM EST
New Matter MOD-t 3D Printer

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Following the success of the $199 Micro 3D printer on Kickstarterthe project topped its $50,000 funding goal by $3,351,000 – a new, even more affordable 3D printer project has just started raising money on Indiegogo. Called the New Matter MOD-t, the 3D printer costs just $149 for the first 500 buyers, which is $100 less than its future commercial price, and will ship in April 2015, assuming the company can raise the $375,000 it needs to build it.

In addition to the printer, the company is working with design company frog, which will help it create various tools and apps that will improve the overall 3D printing experience of the end-user. The company will also offer a store front for designers, who will be able to sell their 3D creations.

“3D printing should be as easy as how we create and communicate,” the company wrote on Indiegogo. “That’s why New Matter is more than just a printer. It’s an end-to-end 3D printing system, including our breakthrough MOD-t 3D printer, complimentary software, and a store full of cool 3D-printable designs.”

With 36 days left on its campaign, the New Matter team has already raised more than $11,000 in pledges. Interested backers can help the project with pledges ranging from $5 to $2,490, although in order to get the New Matter MOD-t printer they’ll have to pledge $149, not including shipping costs.

A video detailing this new 3D printing project, as well as a comparison chart that shows the difference between New Matter MOD-t and other affordable printers follow below.

Chris Smith Senior Writer

Chris Smith has been covering consumer electronics ever since the iPhone revolutionized the industry in 2008. When he’s not writing about the most recent tech news for BGR, he brings his entertainment expertise to Marvel’s Cinematic Universe and other blockbuster franchises.

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