Posted by Hilary Adleberg / Monday, April 9th, 2012
“If you can think it and you can dream it, you can print it today,” declares Abe Reichental, President and CEO of 3-D Systems. Have a crack in your phone case? Need the right shade of shoes to perfectly complete your ensemble? Want to make a toy replica of yourself? Well all these inventions and more are possible in the comfort and convenience of your own home with the Cube. See how it works.
3-D Systems recently launched its first at-home printer called the Cube, a machine that gives birth to your idea—or someone else’s idea. At cubify.com you can upload your own designs to sell, or browse other people’s designs to buy. Reichental says that the Cube is useful “for ages eight to 80.” The printer, said to be released later this year, will cost $1,299 and come with Wi-Fi, 25 free files, and the plastic, Lego-like material required to create a few initial projects.
Now you can be the designer and producer!