It’s the holiday season, and there are probably thousands of people who have 3D printers on their wish lists, but unfortunately won’t end up getting one. No worries though, there is another option! Thanks to many of the 3D printing industry’s large players, 3DPrint.com is able to offer up a giveaway like none other. The giveaway, which we believe to be the largest ever launched within the 3D printing space, is offering up an astounding $13,000 in prizes.
Nothing says Happy Holidays better than a 3D printer! The prizes being offered include 9 3D printers, and 140+ prizes in all. Included in the giveaway are the following 3D printers:
The Zortrax M200 from Zortrax, KLIC-N-PRINT from KNKUSA.com, NEO 3D Desktop Printer from German RepRap, Mini Kossel Full DIY Kit from MakerGeeks.com, Solidoodle Press from Solidoodle, Portabee KIT from Portabee3D, MOD-t from New Matter, and two 3Doodler 3D printing pens from 3Doodler.
“Dozen of hours went into planning for and creating this contest,” said Eddie Krassenstein, cofounder of 3DPB.com and 3DPrint.com. “My mind was blown by how many companies wanted to participate, and the response from the vendors was just amazing. There are some very high quality products that will be given away, and best of all it is completely free to enter. We wanted to create a giveaway that would encourage community discussion on our forum, 3DPB.com. Already the largest general 3D printing forum on the internet, we feel as though community has enabled 3D printing to reach the heights that it has, and it’s what will ultimately lead to the technology going mainstream. The most important thing which has helped 3D printing grow so quickly is the open source movement which, not only has contributed to the rapid innovation within the hardware segment, but also it’s what has made thousands upon thousands of designs available for anyone to print from home. This giveaway is a way in which some of the major players within the space are saying ‘thank you’ to their customers and fans.”
The contest, which launched back on September 2, 2014, wraps up in a little under two weeks, on December 29. It provides entrants with five different ways of entering, and encourages community discussion.
If you already have a 3D printer, no need to worry. The giveaway also includes filament and 3D printer accessories from dozens of different manufacturers. Some of these vendors participating in the contest include: 3dfilaprint, adafruit, threeding, pinshape, MatterHackers, Insta3D, Co Kreeate, BuildTak, ProtoPlant, E3D, Recreus (FilaFlex), Fennerdrives (NinjaFlex), 3D Thermoplastics, 3DXTech, Toyze, ColorFabb, FormFutura, Inside 3D Printing Conference & Expo, ShapeHacker, MakerGeeks, FilamentDirect, 3DSupplyWorld, JustFilaments, and PlasticScribbler.