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3D Systems’ New CubeX 3D Printer Can Print Objects as Big as a Basketball

Posted By Al Bredenberg On January 13, 2013 @ 9:00 am In carousel showcase,CES,DIY,green gadgets,Innovation,News | 1 Comment

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3D Systems [2] launched a new 3D printer [3] at the 2013 CES [4], which boasts “the largest print volume in its category,” according to an announcement from the firm [5]. 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.

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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 [7], 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 [8] in Las Vegas, Nev. The company is now accepting orders and plans to start shipping on Feb. 8, 2013.

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[2] 3D Systems: http://www.3dsystems.com/

[3] 3D printer: http://inhabitat.com/tag/3d-printing/

[4] CES: http://inhabitat.com/CES

[5] according to an announcement from the firm: http://www.3dsystems.com/press-releases/3d-systems-unveils-cubex-3d-printer-packing-professional-expertise-consumer-ease

[6] Image: http://inhabitat.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2013/01/cubex-3d-systems-printer-basketball-3.jpg

[7] In its background materials: http://cubify.com/resources/docs/cubex_press_kit.pdf

[8] CES show: http://inhabitat.com/tag/ces/

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