Created by 3D Systems, the Cubify Cube is commonly found in both recreational and commercial environments. It is supported by wi-fi capabilities and a large user base which can help your creations reach their full, intended potential.
The head of the Cube is able to print layers that are up to .25mm thick.
The Cube has a relatively small print area, only being able to print designs with dimensions as large as 5.5 x 5.5 x 5.5 inches. Though the print area is smaller than what you will find on other personal 3D printers, the Cube is able to build creations with unparalleled intricacy and detail.
On some print jobs the Cube has been known to produce extra lines and/or additional threads of plastic which will require a bit of extra work in order to remove. The software itself boasts a “heal” function intended to fix these minor problems, but in some instances this function is useless and will require you to remove any imperfections by hand.
The Cubify Cube can connect to your computer via USB cable or wi-fi connection. The printer creates its own wi-fi signal which makes the Cube’s setup fast and easy.
The Cubify Cube has a price range of about $1,000-$2,000.
The software that accompanies the Cube includes 25 pre-designed models. Most of these designs are small toys, though a few pieces of jewelry and cell phone cases are included also.
The software also gives you the ability to design and master your own creations. Another feature allows you to scan an image, upload it to your computer, and master the design. 3D Systems values every designer equally and if they like a design you create, they will put it on their site and give you a commission every time someone downloads it.
If you tire of creating your own designs, 3D Systems has a wide array of user-issued designs that you can check out. Included with the Cube is a power supply and USB cable.
The Cubify Cube is able to operate at 3 different print speeds in order to control how fast and how accurate the final product will be. On a simple design, the fastest the Cube will print is about 15mm per second. This means that a simple cell phone or iPod case will take about an hour to print.
Two of the best features of the Cubify Cube are the touchscreen and the wi-fi connectivity capability. The only drawback of the printer is that the print space and size of the designs which you are able to create are small when compared to other personal 3D printers.
All things considered, the Cubify Cube has all the features and specifications to consider it one of the top personal 3D printers on the market.