Friday, May 25, 2012

Markets in Everything: Consumer 3D Printer

A $1,299 replicator for the home. -- "Cubify understands the problem with geeky, DIY, hard to build and calibrate printers; and their Cube aims to solve this (pictured above). Currently on pre-order and due for release on May 25th, the device is about as consumer level as you can get.

At $1,299, it costs as much as a new desktop PC (and considerably less than the other leading consumer level 3D printer – the Makerbot Replicator) – but like all printers, they’ll get you on the cartridges! Yes, you heard me right – the Cube eschews traditional standardized filament rolls in favor of device-specific filament cartridges, with a variety of garish colors available for $50 each. The simplified loading process means switching out colors or loading a new cartridge is easy."


At 5/25/2012 8:49 PM, Blogger OBloodyHell said...

Meh. I'll be much more impressed if they license the production of the refill cartridges, to let them get pushed down in price.

At 5/25/2012 8:51 PM, Blogger OBloodyHell said...

P.S., I'm waiting for the story about some geeenyus who tries to print a term paper using one.

At 5/26/2012 9:01 PM, Blogger Methinks said...

This is really cool...and the ad features really hideous stuff (is that supposed to be jewelry?). But, it's really cool!

ObloodyHell, LOL on the term paper.


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