Formlabs Sells 3D Printers for BTC

Journalist:
Neil Sardesai @@neilsardesai
January 8, 2014

Got a little over $3000 in Bitcoin? Don’t know how to spend it? How about buying a 3D printer?

Formlabs is a Massachusetts-based 3D printer maker. The company sells a $3299 3D printer called the Form 1 , a printer that uses stereolithography technology to achieve incredibly high-resolution prints at a fraction of the cost of other printers capable of similar detail. Just recently, Formlabs spokesperson Sam Jacoby announced that the company would accept payments in Bitcoin.

“We’re at the forefront of digital technology and so are our customers, who are increasingly using digital payment methods.”

This should come as good news to anyone who’s got hundreds of Bitcoins burning a hole in his/her wallet (not me). If you don’t want to buy a 3D printer but still want to get something 3D printed, CryptoPrinting offers its services for BTC.

3D printing is incredibly cool and a rapidly improving technology. Hopefully in the near future, prices will decrease quite a bit, making 3D printing more accessible to the average consumer.

3D printed Eiffel Tower using stereolithography

Last modified (UTC): January 23, 2014 05:12

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Neil Sardesai @@neilsardesai

I enjoy keeping up with the latest stuff in science and technology and have been following Bitcoin for a few years now. I also occasionally post cool stuff on twitter.