Jan.6, 2014

3D Systems revealed today the third generation of its home 3D printer, Cube 3 3D printer. The Cube 3 3D printer has a brand new look and priced under $1,000.

Cube 3 features an auto-leveling printpad and easier supports removal. Cube now prints in two materials and up to two colors, simultaneously using PLA and ABS plastics. It offers a choice of print mode fill density: lite, medium and solid in both PLA and ABS plastics with optional breakaway supports for the most complex prints. Both materials are available in 25 different color cartridges. Cube 3 uses Instant Load Cartridges with preloaded filament jets to save time when switching materials or colors. Empty cartridges can be sent back to designated 3DS locations for reuse in exchange for a discount on new cartridges.

The Cube3 is kid-safe with an unheated print pad and enclosed nozzle to avoid burns and accidents. It meets IEC Home Printer Certification 60950 (TUV) and is recommended for children (and adults) aged 8+. You can print direct from your mobile device through a new Cubify mobile app for iOS, Android and Windows. Cube 3 features a new color touchscreen with an intuitive user interface and sleek LEDs highlighting prints in action, and is equipped with faster Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity.


  • Technology: Plastic Jet Printing (PJP)
  • Print jets: Dual Jets Maximum creation size: 6″ x 6″ x 6″ / 152 mm x 152 mm x 152 mm
  • Layer thickness: 75 microns
  • Cartridge: 1 Cartridge prints 13 to 14 mid-sized creations
  • Weight: 17 lbs / 7.7 kg (without cartridge)
  • Material: PLA plastic and ABS plastic

Cube 3 will be on display for the first time at the 2014 International CES in Las Vegas, NV, January 7-10, 2014, in the 3DS booth 31424 LVCC South Hall 3. It is available in Q2 2014.

At the same time, 3D Systems also announced the launch of Cubify 2.0, an online platform where users can browse 3D-printed products and order customized prints.


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Bruce wrote at 3/3/2015 2:50:53 AM:

I purchase this printer to print custom parts for my Switch business. After many, many attempts, I got 1 print to complete. The problem is not the printer, it is the proprietary cartridges that you have to buy for this printer that is the problem. The design is very poor. They try a PUSH the filament through 15" of tubing into the print head. Most 3d printers have the feed mech in the print head to PULL the filament into the heated part. The feed mech is two gears that pinch the filament. If it starts to slip, it will grand away the filament and then it will not feed any longer and your part is ruined. The printer comes with 2 PLA cartridges and I purchased 3 additional one from the manufacture 3D Systems through their distributor, Cubify.com. ALL 5 cartridges failed with in the first 5 to 10% usage. I started to print 12 parts and only one finished before the cartridge jammed. 3D Systems says they will not accept returns or give refunds. They will only send replacement cartridges. I have already had a 100% failure rate, why would I want to waste more time messing with replacements. They did send me instructions on how to dismantle the cartridges, fiddle with them, and reassemble. I tried that on several and tried to print again and only got a few print layers before they failed again. Do not waste you money on this printer.

Anonymous wrote at 1/15/2014 4:16:21 AM:

When will they be released in Australia

JackWu wrote at 1/13/2014 12:49:04 PM:

They even didn't reach uncalibrated reprap quality with they Cubify and I don't think that better outlook can change the crap output as seen with Cubify and Cubex

Simon wrote at 1/9/2014 11:59:29 AM:

I recently bought an Ultimaker 2. This comes equipped with Ultimakers own Cura software. This software has 3 simple printing options, fast low quality print, normal quality print and high quality print. This is still software which can be used for more advanced use, but also offers people who want to, to have quick options for printing

3dbleh wrote at 1/7/2014 2:08:43 AM:

This is what HP and others will offer soon enough. Chipped filament that is too expensive. Inferior mechanics hidden behind a candy coated shell. Here is where Reprap is behind... Software. Pronterface and Slic3r may be good for makers, but not for the average consumer. I am hoping this will change sooner than later. Overall, Reprap is looking better and better each day. I just hope things continue to evolve...but at a faster pace.

RepRap Lover wrote at 1/6/2014 9:17:53 PM:

Nice, a RepRap with anti-Eco Injection Mouldings and proprietory expensive filament, BUT.. unlike RepRap's worldwide, no LayBrick, LayWood or even Electrically Conductive materials :D... Yayyyy OpenSource for the win.... again ..!!!

Anja wrote at 1/6/2014 6:50:16 PM:

Competition is great for consumers and the development of technology.

Wild Bill wrote at 1/6/2014 6:48:13 PM:

Competition will be here soon enough.

jd90 wrote at 1/6/2014 5:19:39 PM:

How about cartridges we can load ourselves? Because 3D Systems filament is several times more expensive than anyone else's.

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