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3D Systems' New CubeX 3D Printer Can Print Objects as Big as a Basketball
3D Systems launched a new 3D printer at the 2013 CES, which boasts “the largest print volume in its category,” according to an announcement from the firm. Called the CubeX, the printer is able to print an object “as big as a basketball,” says the company, with 1,070 cubic inches of volume, or 10.8” x 10.45” x 9.5”. The printer is targeted at tech enthusiasts, serious hobbyists, educators, and entrepreneurs, with pricing starting at $2,499.
The CubeX line offers single-, dual-, or three-color printing. It provides various options for resolution: High definition (125 micron), Crisp definition (250 micron), and Standard definition (500 micron); the device allows print fill density of light, medium, or solid. It works with both PLA and ABS plastics. In its background materials, 3D Systems says Cubex is ideal “for budget-conscious entrepreneurs developing their new products, educators who need larger print sizes, greater precision or more material choices, and serious hobbyists who want … professional quality and expanded features.” The company claims that such features are “not available on any other 3D printer in this category.”
CubeX debuted at this week’s CES show in Las Vegas, Nev. The company is now accepting orders and plans to start shipping on Feb. 8, 2013.
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