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3D Systems

With wi-fi printing and OK print quality, the reliable, easty-to-use Cube makes a move for the mainstream.

Torture test print. Click to view large.

WHEN YOU THINK ABOUT HOBBYIST 3D PRINTING, the name “3D Systems” doesn’t immediately come to mind. The company is trying to change that with the Cube, its recent entry into the low-end fused-filament fabrication market.

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2013 MAKE Ultimate Guide To 3D Printing

  • 3D Printers Buyer's Guide — 15 Reviewed
  • Getting Started in 3D
  • Learn the Software Toolchain
  • 3D Design for Beginners
  • 3D Printing without a Printer

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  • Primo Features Wireless printing, touchscreen interface, great manual, easy filament install, “magic glue”
  • Print volume 5.5″×5.5″×5.5″
  • Print speed 15mm3/sec
  • Print material ABS (proprietary cartridge)
  • Resolution (z-axis) 0.01″/0.25mm (10mm)
  • Machine software Cubify Client Software
  • Slicing software Cubify Client Softwarer
  • OS supported Windows(XP/SP3, Vista, 7)
  • Open Source No
  • Price as tested $1,299 assembled
  • Pedigree Similar to PP3DP Up
  • Print without PC? Yes, wi-fi, USB stick

Bill Olson

Just another cybergeek from the San Francisco Bay Area trying to keep up with the fast moving, free flowing nature of our ever changing digital age.


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