Glowforge, a Seattle, WA-based maker of a 3D laser printer, ended its 30day crowdfunding campaign on Saturday, October 24th with a total of $27,907,995 in preorders.
With this, Glowforge became the biggest fixed-length crowdfunding campaign in history destroying the previous record, which was held on Kickstarter, where the Pebble smartwatch netted $20,338,986 earlier in 2015.
The initial goal, which was $100,000, considered enough to place the first factory order, was met within two hours.
Led by CEO and cofounder Dan Shapiro, Glowforge makes a 3D laser printer that build objects not only out of plastic but also out of durable materials like wood, leather, acrylic, paper and fabric.
The company, which had previously raised $9m in funding from Foundry Group and True Ventures, plans to ship the first units in December, with the bulk of preordered units in the first half of 2016.
International shipping is available to more than 100 countries and preorders can still be placed at http://glowforge.com/.