Desktop Factory Crunch!

By on March 24th, 2009 in blog


Desktop Factory’s most recent status update has some rather dire news: they’ve reduced their spending to overcome a cash crunch. Specifically, they’ve postponed the long-awaited beta release of their sub-USD$5,000 3D printer until they can sort out the cash flow woes.

Desktop Factory has had difficulties over the past year, and that’s something one would expect in a ground-breaking expedition such as they have undertaken. But they’ve come through the technical issues and now require one million USD$ to proceed.

They’ve already secured USD$2M, and need one more million to begin the beta program. However, their existing venture capital investor has an operating rule that they will not release their funds until all funds are secured. Thus, Desktop Factory cannot access the USD$2M and have to cut back right now.

We hope Desktop Factory can find an investor and get back on track, and perhaps that investor might even be a Fabbaloo reader? If you have an interest, we are quite certain that Desktop Factory would like to speak with you. You can contact them here.

Via Desktop Factory

By Kerry Stevenson

Kerry Stevenson, aka "General Fabb" has written over 8,000 stories on 3D printing at Fabbaloo since he launched the venture in 2007, with an intention to promote and grow the incredible technology of 3D printing across the world. So far, it seems to be working!


  1. We have a florist website and this product will let us design our special pots for special days. I like it…like a heart shaped container for your girlfriend, or a special memorable thing from the place you met your wife.

    I like the idea to be able to it from my desktop ( albeit it has to support 90 pounds plus my desktop )

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