3D Systems introduces new consumer 3D printers, with one for the demanding hobbyist

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3D Systems, one of the largest 3D printer companies in the U.S., revealed the newest in its line of personal printers today: the Cube 3. It also introduced the Cube Pro, a new option for more demanding users.

Cube 3

3D Systems Cube 3 3D printer

3D Systems has totally revamped its entry-level 3D printer line with the Cube 3, a desktop printer capable of printing in two colors or two materials at once. It features an auto-leveling print bed, which is a much-needed feature in beginner-oriented 3D printers. It will retail for less than $1,000.

The Cube 3 abandons the open design of the Cube 2 for a bigger, boxier shape that’s still easy to reach into and capable of printing objects up to six inches across. It also has a color touchscreen to begin and monitor print sessions. You can print directly to the Cube from a smartphone app.

Interestingly, 3D Systems…

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