3D PrinterTechnology just never ceases to amaze us every time with the new discoveries and innovations it brings. It defies what people think are impossible. And a testament to this is 3D printers.

At first, people could not comprehend a unit that can print 3D images. But comes this printer, we were mind blown. It sure is amazing to own this kind of printer but just like anything, a good dissection of the product is needed before you cash in the money and consider it a smart purchase. So to help you with that, here is a quick review on Cubify’s Cube 3D printers.

Before anything, you must know that the printer ink in this unit is different from the liquid ink used in 2D printers which prints documents. It makes use of a plastic filament that fastens to the left side of the printer and feeds up through the nozzle for the printing. This unit, in particular uses compostable PLA and recyclable ABS.

Simple to Use

It’s very easy to use. All you have to do is just plug and play. Plug in the unit, press a few touches here and there on the screen, and voila, witness the magic happen. In fact, because of its ease and convenience, this is only the 3D printer that is certified to be used at home!

Prints within a 5.5” x 5.5” x 5.5” dimension in 16 Different Colors

There are 16 different colors to choose from. And among them are metallic silver, glow in the dark, and other vibrant colors. Also, you can print anything up to 5.5 x 5.5 x 5.5 inches or 140 mm x 140 mm x 140 mm and have free 25 3D files ready for you to print.

Wi-Fi Ready and Touch-Screen

You just need to connect the unit to your computer via Wi-Fi so it’s easier to set up. No USB cables needed. But it includes a flash drive where you can save your digital creations and plug them in the machine. Either by this way or through the Wi-Fi connectivity, sending your prints to the printer is as easy as a breeze. And just when you thought, it doesn’t get any more convenient and easy than that, it does. This printer is touch screen with an easy-to-understand navigation.

Environment-Friendly

When you heard about the plastic filament, you must have thought that this machine is not ecologically practical. But that is not true. As mentioned, this printer makes use not of the standard printer ink but of PLA and ABS plastic filaments, which are both recyclable and compostable. Therefore, it does not have any harmful components that may pose threats to the environment. You can actually send your used PLA and ABS to one of their branches for recycling and repurposing. Not only that, you get a $5 discount per cartridge for your future cartridge purchases.

Verdict:

This printer is designed both for commercial and leisure use. You can print your digital creations and sell them, perfect for starting a business. And you can also print them for the pleasure of seeing your design come in 3D form. With all of these amazing features combined, the price (which is at a reasonable cost) makes this purchase definitely worth it.

Additional resources: http://cubify.com/cube/

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