We’ve been waiting for 3D printing to become more mainstream, with a host of DIY kits available, and manufacturers starting to use 3D printers more and more for everyday products.
The Cube 3D printer is the closest we’ve seen yet to an affordable plug-and-play system. Designed entirely for the home, the attractive styling and a compact footprint wouldn’t look out of place in your living room or office.
The idea of being able to make your own household products is a great one – there’s no waiting for pieces to be delivered, and you can simply create or download the design for the product you need, and print it yourself. But remember, you have to trust your own design skills.
Cube isn’t just about the printer hardware, either, with an entire ‘Cubify’ community offering 3D designs, applications and ideas, making it easy to print virtually any reasonably sized product, even if you’re short on ideas yourself.
The finished prints are created from ABS plastic, which offers the advantage of being 100 per cent recyclable, further enhancing the Cube’s green credentials.
Although you’ll have to wait a little while longer to buy it, the Cube 3D printer is available to order, and with high quality 2D printers going for similar money, it looks like very good value.