Cubify ready to start in era of 3D printing?

by Mark R

What you see here in the photo is the Cube 3D Printer, and I believe that soon every home will have something like it, just like every home has a “2D” printer now.

I got a chance to see it demonstrated at CES, and I discovered that 3D printing is even more accessible than I thought. I have seen 3D printers at work before, but the Cube made some very detailed models that I didn’t think were capable of a 3D printer.

For example, I saw a figurine that had several colors on it, and I simply assumed that it was made on a 3D printer and then painted later. To my surprise, I was told that the figurine was printed out, in full color.

You can purchase the Cube here at a cost of $1,999. That is a little expensive for a typical household, but as I recall, so were most PCs back in the day.

It really is a matter of the 3D printing technology getting better and cheaper before it is adopted into every household, and it looks like Cubify could be the company that really “gets it out there”, like TiVo did the DVR. In fact, you can click the Source link to read some more information, and to see the community that it has.


3 reviews or comments

3d printing enthusiast Says: January 16, 2012 at 9:21 am

I don’t know what 3d printer you were looking at, but for multiple colours it must’ve been the Makerbot at the show.

This thing can only print in one colour, and the models it makes are not that great.

If they presented you a multicoloured 3d printed item, it was something either printed on a much better printer than this toy, or it was from the Makerbot.

phillip Says: January 16, 2012 at 11:31 am

the source link is not functional

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