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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    CubeX UK mug print

    The next step up is the CubeX line of 3D creations built by software from Cubify Systems. Items displayed include products that you can find around your house, such as this mug. It will print objects up to 10.8x10.45x9.5 inches, or as big as a basketball. Printers start at $2,499. There are 18 color choices, including two glow in the dark.

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    Atom guitar

    The Cubify line produces bigger and more useful projects and comes with playful items, such as a purse or a playable guitar. But the projects are limitless.

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    Urbee II

    Jim Kors is well along the development trail with another 3D wonder, the printed car. His three-wheel Urbee II is built from AVS plastic that's much lighter than metal. It's being built with plastic safety measures, such as a roll cage. Several parts can also be combined to make easier to build. See ZDNet's sister site SmartPlanet's report.

Topic: Printers

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    No, not yet.
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    Actually don't have a use for one yet either and I am a repairman.
    It would be a fun toy though.
    Make a new face plate skin for the car radio or remote control, make custom letters and numbers for the house address, stuff like that.
    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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