2. Buccaneer 3D printer by Pirate3D
3D printers, both industrial and home-based ones, are all the rage these days, as they have been hailed as the future of manufacturing.
So you might be enthused to know that that future is manufactured by a Singaporean team: The Buccaneer 3D printer by Pirate3D is a made in Singapore tech invention.
3D printing is a dream come true for any craft maker or model builder. With such a piece of equipment, they can practically create gewgaws of any conceivable shape and size, from prototypes of finished products.
Need a bottle holder? A key chain? Or even a missing Lego piece? Not to worry. The Buccaneer 3D printer can print everything from scratch. Even if you can't design, don't fret for design blueprints are available to download online.
Just how much interest and excitement did this Singaporean 3D printer incite? When Pirate3D's Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign closed on 29 June last year, it amassed US$1.439 million in pledges from 3,520 backers.
The initial crowdfunding target was US$100,000. Talk about exponential growth.