Cube and CubePro now ready for pre order

Our sleekly designed Cube and CubePro desktop 3D printers have turned the heads of media and consumers alike since their announcement at January’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, but today we are happy to announce that we are taking pre-orders effective immediately. The Cube (starting at $999) and the CubePro (starting at $2,799) are available from Cubify.com  with shipments launching June 2nd. Each printer is equipped with intuitive features that make 3D printing easier than ever before, including WiFi connectivity and print management with the Cubify Print app for iOS and Android.

The Cube now prints in dual-color with snap-in instant load cartridges, an auto-leveling print pad for fuss-free print calibration, and it maintains its distinguishing home-safe certification with plug-and-play simplicity. The CubePro enables prints up to 2.5 times larger than other 3D printer in its class with triple color capability, a controlled print environment for reliable and professional, ultra-high resolution prints and it has introduced nylon to its materials portfolio. Click here to learn more.

We also encourage you to explore our Value Packs, which offer you savings with various combinations of our Cubify software, Sense 3D scanner, and Cube or CubePro 3D printer.

In the ongoing commitment to more easily enable 3D software and printing education in classrooms, 3D Systems is making available new lines of classroom curricula, videos and discounted bundles on 3D printers and software.

Students use 3D printers at school

These resources have been created in partnership with 3 independent groups – the CityX Project, SteamTRAX and Blokify. 3D printing, scanning and software can now be incorporated into school and after school programs and integrated across both STEM and STEAM subjects. From introductory activities, to week long projects to full year curriculum, 3D printing brings 21st century skills and project based, experiential learning into your classroom.

Find out more and review curriculum options at: http://www.cubify.com/en/Education/EducationResources

 

Chuck Hull, inventor of 3D printing and the founder of 3D Systems, has been nominated as a finalist by the European Patent Office (EPO) in its 2014 European Inventor Award. As an American citizen, Chuck is being recognized within the Non-European category as “an outstanding inventor working outside of Europe who has been granted a European patent.” Prolific in his work, Chuck not only holds 76 US patents, but he has an additional 18 European patents and 14 Japanese patents. He is a tremendously worthy candidate and the entire team at 3D Systems is very proud of him!

In its award postings, the EPO states, "With his recent induction into the National Inventor's Hall of Fame in the US, Hull, working actively as Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of 3D Systems, has joined the ranks of figures such as Henry Ford and Steve Jobs. In other words: people who have made a lasting impact on humanity."

As part of the awards, everyone can vote for their favorite inventor among the finalists for 'Most Popular'. If you, like us at 3D Systems, think Chuck Hull achieved greatness with his invention, please vote now at the EPO web site.

View the EPO's video below for an insight into Chuck Hull and his work.

 

 

 

The name for the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children’s (NCMEC) Facebook page says it all: Help ID Me. Utilizing the power of social media, this page is a new step toward identifying some of the hundreds of nameless deceased children that crowd the center’s databases.

Through a combination of anthropology and sculpture, forensic artists recreate these images based on recovered skulls in the hopes that someone might recognize the face. Even a single detail could spark recognition. While facial reconstructions like this typically involve hand sculpting, artists at the NCMEC use Geomagic Freeform 3D modeling software to more quickly create digital busts, so facial reconstructions can be publicized faster and more easily. When a new lead might be a matter of getting the right person to see the right face, that speed is vital. We’re proud to play a small part in getting those images into the public eye and supporting this valuable work.

Click here to see the NCMEC’s website.

Click here to see a video about the Help ID Me Facebook page and how NCMEC uses Geomagic Freeform as part of its process.

 

Intricate textured models such as the Zombie scene depicted by Kelly Root of WhiteClouds can be perfectly created when you have full-color 3D printing from 3D Systems.

Using the ProJet 660Pro full-color 3D printer for all the color parts to this model, with the broken windows printed on the ProJet 3500 Multi-Jet printer, this vibrant, entertaining model was designed and textured in 30 hours and 3D printing took 16 hours.

Read the entire zombie v humans blog post at Cubify.com