failed Kickstarter campaigns

Tiko Finally Admits Defeat, But M3D Comes to Backers’ Rescue: CEO Michael Armani Tells Us What’s Going Wrong with All These 3D Printer Kickstarters

Tiko Finally Admits Defeat, But M3D Comes to Backers’ Rescue: CEO Michael Armani Tells Us What’s Going Wrong with All These 3D Printer Kickstarters

Perhaps you’ve noticed a worrying trend lately – there seem to be more and more Kickstarter campaigns that succeed fantastically, raising funds that far surpass their goals and gathering a base of excited backers, only to burn out even more fantastically,...
Tiko 3D Printer: From Soaring Ambition to a Hard Landing

Tiko 3D Printer: From Soaring Ambition to a Hard Landing

The Tiko 3D Printer seemed too good to be true, and maybe it is. The company admits that it has fired staff and is low on cash. It seems to be seeking investment while as many as 12,000 backers may not have gotten their 3D printers. What happened?  Unibody Dreams The $179 3D printer raised […]

The Tiko 3D Printer seemed too good to be true, and maybe it is. The company admits that it has fired staff and is low on cash. It seems to be seeking investment while as many as 12,000 backers may not have gotten their 3D printers. What happened?  Unibody Dreams The...
From the Drama, a Suspension: Kickstarter Pulls the Plug on NexD1 3D Printer Campaign

From the Drama, a Suspension: Kickstarter Pulls the Plug on NexD1 3D Printer Campaign

We were excited about the NexD1 3D printer from Germany-based Next Dynamics, and we weren’t alone. The 3D printer seemed versatile, multi-functional, and even promised the capability to 3D print electronics. While that last promise seemed too good to be true — after all, it’s taken Nano Dimension quite a while to commercialize their almost-market-ready […]

We were excited about the NexD1 3D printer from Germany-based Next Dynamics, and we weren’t alone. The 3D printer seemed versatile, multi-functional, and even promised the capability to 3D print electronics. While that last promise seemed too good to be true...
It’s Baaaaaack: Crowdfunding Disaster Cobblebot Launches and Then Cancels a New 3D Printer Kickstarter Campaign

It’s Baaaaaack: Crowdfunding Disaster Cobblebot Launches and Then Cancels a New 3D Printer Kickstarter Campaign

I suppose, if you must credit Cobblebot with something, it is their sheer fearlessness in the face of a reputation in the 3D printing community that really couldn’t get any worse. If you haven’t heard the storied history of Cobblebot, it begins like a lot of 3D printer crowdfunding campaigns: an optimistic product, a far-too-low-to-be-feasible […]

I suppose, if you must credit Cobblebot with something, it is their sheer fearlessness in the face of a reputation in the 3D printing community that really couldn’t get any worse. If you haven’t heard the storied history of Cobblebot, it begins like a lot of 3D...
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