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Cube 3d Printer - In Tech We Love

Cube 3d Printer
intech

Review Overview

Design
7
Value
5
Innovation
9.5
Wish List
10
Useful
9.5

Rating

The Cube 3d printer is a great entry point into 3d printing.

There are a range of 16 different coloured printing cartridges available to print with including metallic silver and glow in the dark as well as standard vibrant and neutral colours.

The printer comes with 25 printable 3d files and there are loads more available to buy online if your not quite ready to design your own files.

You can print anything up to 140mm x 140mm x 140mm.

The cube is wifi enabled and comes in a choice of 5 colours.

Suitable for use by adults & children, it’s the perfect machine for starting to experiment with 3d printing.

The biggest downside is, as a new technology for home use, it’s still pretty expensive so you might want to wait a couple of years.

The printer is priced at around $1,532 and packs of 7 cartridges available for about $305 (as on 30/09/2013).

A software package, Cubify Invent, is also available for $49 to help turn your ideas into 3d objects.

Order a Cube 3d

Product information:

Cube® dimensions: without cartridge - 10 x 10 x 13 inches / 26 x 26 x 34 cm
Cube® weight: without cartridge - 9.5 lb / 4.3 kg
Wireless: 802.11b/g with: WPS Infrastructure / Adhoc Mode
Requirements: Cube Software (supplied with the Cube)
Wired: USB stick, to transfer print files (supplied with the Cube)
Technology: Plastic Jet Printing (PJP)
Print jets: Single Jet
Maximum creation size: 5.5 x 5.5 x 5.5 inches / 14 x 14 x 14 cm
Material: PLA plastic and ABS plastic or Tough Recyclable or Compostable Plastic
Layer thickness: 0.2 mm or 200 microns
Supports: Fully Automated, easy to peel off
Cartridge: 1 Cartridge prints 13 to 14 mid-sized creations


Software

Software Description: Comes with software to create .CUBE print files

Windows requirements:
Cube software runs on 32 and 64-bit Operating Systems:

  • Windows XP Professional or Home Edition with Service Pack 3
  • Windows 7

Windows & is required for ad-hoc WiFi Print Job submission – if not already installed, the Cube Software installer will automatically install the Microsoft .NET 4.0 Framework

Mac OSX requirements:

Cube software runs on Mac OSX 10.8

Minimum hardware requirements:

A PC with these minimum requirements will be required to run the Cube Software:

  • Processor: Multi-core processor – 2GHz or faster per core
  • System RAM: 2 GB
  • Screen Resolution: 1024×768

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