If you are interested in 3D printing and you don’t have any CAD (computer aided design) skills, the first question to cross your mind often is “how will I design my own 3D models?”. While there are many solutions out there, ranging from the free Sketchup or Blender solutions to the more costly softwares like 3DS Max, Solidworks, or Catia, it is always difficult for the newcomers to find anything really easy
Staples is pushing its consumer printing offerings into the third dimension. The office supply chain has begun selling 3D Systems’ Cube printer through its site, as of this morning. Come the end of June, the WiFi-enabled, semi-portable printer will be hitting a select number of retail locations for $1,300.
3D printers are still very much intended for industry professionals or hobbyists. That’s going to change within the next five years though, and Staples has decided to get a head start. 3ders reports that Staples will start offering 3D Systems’ Cube 3D printer at physical store locations by the end of June
Truly spectacular news today: Staples, one of the leading office supply retailers in the USA announced it would begin selling 3D Systems’ entry level personal 3D printer, The Cube. This is quite simply the single largest 3D printer retail move to date by any 3D printer manufacturer.
3D Systems seemed to be the only 3D printing company out in force at CES, perhaps because it was at last years’ that they debuted their Cube 3D Printer.