Monday, May 14, 2012
Print 3D Creations at Home With the Cube
Rock Hill, South Carolina-based 3D Systems is no stranger to the three-dimensional printing industry. It has been in the business for more than 25 years, after all, and has successfully established itself as a leading, international provider of 3D content-to-print solutions. Now, 3D Systems is bringing the technology to the individual consumer. Earlier this year, the company unveiled the Cube, its first 3D printer for home use.
“3D printing will be the canvas of the 21st century,” says CEO Abe Reichental. He is confident that with the Cube's user-friendly features, consumers will respond well to it. With a price tag of $1,299, the Cube has a print space of 5.5” x 5.5” x 5.5” and is WiFi-enabled, allowing users to send prints form their computer without the need for cables. Users can then upload and share their works on Cubify.
Reichental isn't only trying to attract the artistic types with his company's product, though. He believes that anyone can be creative once all the friction and intimidation has been removed, which is what the Cube aims to accomplish.