Here's what you can make with a mainstream 3D printer

Here's what you can make with a mainstream 3D printer

Summary: Staples and a limited number of stores will begin selling the 3D Systems Cube 3D Printer to the general public. But what can they do?

TOPICS: Printers

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    The Print Pack package includes the Cube 3D printer, four cartridges, 25 free prints, and Cubify Invent design software that allows you to make your own creations.

    3D Systems claims setup is easy. It takes about 15 minutes to get rolling. A touchscreen interface detects your print parameters based on the cartridge you plan to use. You can also purchase "one-stop design-tracking, downloads, and uploads in the Cubify Cloud".

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    Cube colors

    The 3D Cube Printer comes in five colors.

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    Cube with products

    This seems to be the most popular use for the Cube 3D printer — toys.

Topic: Printers

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    No, not yet.
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    Waiting will also allow the creative people to upload some designs for people like me who do not have that sort of imagination.
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