As with many tech startups, M3D began as an idea in a basement. Founded in 2012, cofounders Michael Armani and David Jones joined heads and developed dozens of new technologies, leading to several patents. which ultimately represented the key to making affordable 3D printing possible, laying the initial groundwork that would propel M3D’s future as a champion of consumer 3D printing.
With those initial blueprints, Armani and Jones went on to introduce the Micro 3D Printer, which quickly became the largest crowdfunded printer in east coast history, and even more exciting, the world’s first truly accessible consumer 3D printer. Resonating with consumers immediately, M3D sold more than 11,000 printers and raised over $3.4 million during its onemonth debut on Kickstarter. Clearly, M3D had come a long way from its basement startup days and began its transformation into a fullfledged company with one mission—put more 3D printers in more people’s hands.
With the Micro, M3D opened a completely new market of artists, businesses, educators, students, and general consumers curious enough to create with 3D printing. Now, after years of hard work, with the Micro firmly set in the market as a goto entry level printer, M3D is looking ahead.