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Hungarian company CraftUnique began as a start-up through crowdfunding. Since its establishment, it has worked on several film productions.

“The life-sized dragon and throne models at the Hungarian premiere of Game of Thrones were made by CraftUnique’s 3D Craftbot printers,” wrote startuponline.hu.  In addition to this, guests received figures, customised coat of arms and bookmarks during the event, as reported by szeretlekmagyarorszag.hu.

CraftUnique’s 3D Craftbot printers were also used in the film Blade Runner 2049 to create realistic-looking human beings.

The company, which began life as a start-up in 2014, has worked on other film productions as well.  In order to finance the venture, CraftUnique resorted to crowdfunding to kick-start its business. Within a few days, it reached over six times its original target. Since their humble Hungarian beginnings, they have expanded globally; they even have a warehouse in the US.

In their first campaign, they sold 500 3D printers, and since then, they have shifted 2000 of them. They develop the printers’ hardware and software. The software to operate the printers can be downloaded for free from their website.

They are successful in both the domestic and international market. They have won multiple awards, including top prizes in the Plug N’ Play category in 2017 and 2018. One of their printers was also voted “The best budget 3D printer” in 2016.

It will be interesting to see whether CraftUnique will work in the Hungarian film scene. Hungary is not known for producing highly-technical action films. With their growing fame and credibility, ambitious Hungarian production companies might want to collaborate with CraftUnique to push the Hungarian film industry to the next level.

Last month, we reported that film-related expenditure in Hungary reached a record of €349 million. A record number of films were also filmed in Hungary in 2018.

Featured image: https://www.facebook.com/craftunique3D/

Source: startuponline.hu, szeretlekmagyarorszag.hu

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