Get There Easy and Print Pro with 3DS’ 2014 desktop Cube printers
Beautiful, high-definition 70-micron layer thinness for finer-res prints
Instant material loading that is easier than changing an ink cartridge
Faster speed with simultaneous multi-material and multi-color printing
Cube 3 is priced at easy-to-own $999
Get There Easy and Print Pro with 3DS’ 2014 desktop Cube printers
Tuesday, May 20, 2014 5:00 AM
ROCK HILL, South Carolina – May 20, 2014 – 3D Systems (NYSE:DDD) announced today that its recently unveiled Cube® 3 and CubeProTM 3D printers will commence commercial shipments in the second half of June 2014 and are now available for pre-order on Cubify.com and through affiliated retailers, resellers and distributors. Previewed at the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show, the Cube 3 and CubePro take consumer 3D printing and desktop engineering experience to a new level, with multi-color and multi-materials, the highest resolution available at 70 micron layers, faster print speeds and printing on the go, directly from a smartphone with the new Cubify mobile app, to be released when the printers ship.
Both the Cube 3 and CubePro are designed to fit any lifestyle or workplace with 3D printing made easy and pro. Whether you are an engineer or a fashionista, a kid or a hobbyist, the Cube series can fulfill your complete range of 3D printing needs with expanding materials and design tools that are complemented by 3DS’ Cubify.com, the ultimate destination for users to co-create with brands, stylize printable content added daily and share what they’re making in the Design Feed.
Cube 3 is the only dual material, plug-and-play, kid-safe certified 3D printer that is also the easiest and most affordable to own at $999. Cube comes with two starter cartridges in neon green and white, and 25 designs to get printing quickly.
Cube 3 Features:
Print Fast, Print More – Cube 3 delivers up to 2X faster print speed and accuracy than competitors for printed parts up to 6” cubed. 70 micron-layer thinness gives prints smoothness and fine detail for textures at the highest resolution available in consumer 3D printing today. Full tech specs are available here.
Simultaneous Dual Color + Multi-Material = More Choice – Cube now prints in two materials and up to two colors, simultaneously using compostable PLA and recyclable ABS plastics. Both materials are available in 23 different color cartridges. Cube offers a choice of print mode fill density: hollow, strong and almost solid in both PLA and ABS plastics with optional, easy breakaway supports for the most complex prints.
Instant Load Cartridge - Instant material loading is now easier than changing an ink cartridge. The new non-clog technology and moisture-lock cartridges ensure extended shelf life and total material usage, improving print quality and sustainability. The printer detects material type automatically based on the cartridge, eliminating the need to change print settings. The cartridges are easy to load and store while preserving the life and quality of the materials.
Kid-Safe for Everyone – Cube meets all IEC 60950 Printer Safety Requirements, making it the only consumer 3D printer that is kid-safe for the home and classroom.
Convenience in the Palm of Your Hand - Enjoy the freedom of mobile printing directly from the Cubify app for iOS and Android. Find new things to print in the curated brand collections or browse the Design Feed for inspiration to add to your Shelf. Prep and print from your smartphone direct to Cube.
Easier to Use, Sleeker Design – Building on its iconic design, the new Cube features a color touchscreen with an intuitive user interface and sleek LEDs highlighting prints in action, and is equipped with faster Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity, an auto-leveling printpad and easy support removal on complex prints.
Sustainable Systems – 3DS is committed to making consumer 3D printing affordable, safe and sustainable. Send back empty cartridges to designated 3DS locations for reuse in exchange for a discount on new cartridges and return used ABS and PLA prints for responsible recycling or composting by 3DS. All Cubes will be shipped from local distribution centers reducing freight. Cube comes with a proprietary print pad that conserves power compared to other 3D printers.
The professionally capable CubePro is the only triple material, controlled print chamber, engineer’s desktop 3D printer, that starts at $2,799 making it an affordable tool for the garage entrepreneur at home, independent designer and engineer’s desktop.
Print Big, Print Fast – Print more and faster with the largest-in-class print platform, high-resolution prints and quick set up. With prints 2.5 times larger than any other desktop prosumer and hobbyist printer (10.8” x 10.45” x 9.5” or 275 mm x 265 mm x 240 mm), and guaranteed faster, more precise prints with easy feed cartridges for prolonged material life.
Print Precise, Print Professional - Ultra high-resolution settings of 70-micron thin print layers, professional quality printing has never been so easy and fast. Choose automated slicing settings for quick draft prints or utilize Advanced Mode to set custom infill patterns, inner and outer surface layer sizing and outer wall thinness. Full technical specifications are available here.
Controlled Print Chamber – Controlled process environment ensures true to CAD prints and delivers professional quality every time. Automated settings deliver safe home printing in your mancave, on your workbench and at your desktop.
Triple Color + Materials = Thousands of Options – Available in three print head configurations, CubePro allows users to get more expressive with 3D printing in up to three simultaneous colors and more color options. In addition to ABS and PLA plastic, CubePro also supports a new engineering grade nylon material, perfect for end-use applications, making it a very versatile engineering and hobbyist printer.
Connect Better– Connect intuitively through an easy-to-use color touchscreen display and WiFi capability.
Sustainable Systems – 3DS is committed to making prosumer 3D printing affordable, safe and sustainable. Send back empty cartridges to designated 3DS locations for reuse in exchange for a discount on new cartridges and return used ABS, Nylon and PLA prints for responsible recycling or composting by 3DS. CubePros will be shipped from local distribution centers reducing freight. The new CubePro comes with a proprietary print pad that conserves power compared to other 3D printers.
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About 3D Systems
3D Systems is a leading provider of 3D printing centric design-to-manufacturing solutions including 3D printers, print materials and cloud sourced on-demand custom parts for professionals and consumers alike in materials including plastics, metals, ceramics and edibles. The company also provides integrated 3D scan-based design, freeform modeling and inspection tools and an integrated 3D planning and printing digital thread for personalized surgery and patient specific medical devices. Its products and services replace and complement traditional methods and reduce the time and cost of designing new products by printing real parts directly from digital input. These solutions are used to rapidly design, create, communicate, prototype or produce functional parts and assemblies, empowering customers to manufacture the future.
Leadership Through Innovation and Technology
- 3DS invented 3D printing with its Stereolithography (SLA) printer and was the first to commercialize it in 1989.
- 3DS invented Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) printing and was the first to commercialize it in 1992.
- 3DS invented the Color-Jet-Printing (CJP) class of 3D printers and was the first to commercialize 3D powder-based systems in 1994.
- 3DS invented Multi-Jet-Printing (MJP) printers and was the first to commercialize it in 1996.
Today its comprehensive range of 3D printers is the industry’s benchmark for production-grade manufacturing in aerospace, automotive, personalized surgery, medical devices and a variety of consumer, electronic and fashion accessories.
More information on the company is available at www.3DSystems.com.