3D Systems launched today the new Cube and CubeX 3D printers. The new Cube 3D printer is the second generation at-home printer that can make things up to 5.5 inches cubed (Creaiton size: 5.5 x 5.5 x 5.5 inches / 14 x 14 x 14 cm). It keeps all the features from the original Cube like the easy touchscreen UI and WiFi connectivity, and can print at 2X better accuracy and 1.5X faster speed with more material choices, and more colors and a choice of print mode fill density(lite, medium and solid) available.
Along with more options, the new Cube has added safety features such as a glass plate that can hold a 3D printed object without heating up. Cube meets all IEC 60950 Printer Safety Requirements.
Another feature about the new Cube is the user will be able to choose to print in both ABS and PLA plastics without adjusting any settings. Both materials are available in 16 different color cartridges including new glow-in-the dark green and blue and metallic silver colors. The print head detects which materials are in the cartridge automatically. The Cube sells for $1299 or you can purchase a special print pack that comes with 4 cartridges, 25 files and cubify invent for $1399.
The new Cube 3D printer will ship on January 21.
Need big, professional parts fast? CubeX is the only desktop 3D printer with triple-color printing and boasting the largest print volume.
The CubeX is loaded with consumer friendly features like an intuitive touchscreen, cartridges that preserve quality and make for better printing, and fast printing software.
CubeX can print as big as a basketball with 1,070 cubic inches of space, or 10.8" x 10.45" x 9.5" (275 x 265 x 240 mm). CubeX offers three times the options for print modes, including a choice of accuracy: High Definition (125 Micron), Crisp Definition (250 Micron) or Standard Definition (500 Micron), and a choice of print fill density: lite, medium or solid. CubeX prints in both PLA and ABS plastics with optional, easy peel away supports for the most complex prints.
CubeX can print regulation basketball size parts in three colors up to 2X faster and in higher definition than other 3D printers in its class. It prints in both compostable PLA and recyclable ABS plastics.
There will be three different varieties of CubeX printers to choose from. Starting with basic single color CubeX, dual color and material CubeX Duo or the top of the line triple color, multi-material CubeX Trio. Pricing starts at $2,499. The company is now accepting orders and plans to commence shipment on February 8, 2013.
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Jay wrote at 2/26/2013 7:48:48 PM:
Just got my Cube. Have to say it is almost plug and play. Took about an hour to register, load software, set deck height, and start printing. I know the reprap and makerbots out there are cooler and have more settings...but if you're a home user or (like me) an engineer who just wants to print out a proof of concept part, this is the printer you want. Yes, it's dumbed down...which means I am printing instead of trying to figure out some byzantine open source system. Yes, the printer filament is more expensive but it's ink-jet simple to insert and use. I have seen lot's of uber-geeks who slam this system as a joke. I, in turn, chuckle when they start rattling off how they've spent 3-4 weeks building their own...which in the mean time my company has shipped several thousands of parts from our CNC centers...this will be a nice one-off machine to help us better.
Adam B wrote at 1/8/2013 2:25:31 PM:
So they put a transparent white case on their 3d touch printer instead of a transparent black case. good to see them trying so hard and pushing home printing to an all new level. zzzzz