The Cube 3D Printer is a 3D printer for everyone. It fits on your desktop and is super easy to use turning ideas into real 3D objects you can hold, like toys, jewelry and more. In fact, the Cube 3D Printer was recently named “Easiest to Use” and more by Make Magazine.
Unlike traditional printers, the Cube prints in 3D which means that instead of putting ink onto a flat surface like regular printing, it builds up material in three dimensions to create a real object. It melts plastic filament, then draws with it in a very fine layer. It then builds another fine layer of plastic on top of this one, and then another, and another, building your idea in slices from the bottom up until you have a plastic object ready to hold. Think of it like dispensing frozen yogurt from a machine: you can build up your cone to be pretty big! 3D printing on a Cube is like that, only lets you make way cooler shapes with more detail, and isn't edible.
Print Anything in 3D!
As long as the piece fits into the Cube print area—5.5" x 5.5" x 5.5" or 14cm x 14cm x 14cm—you're limited only by your imagination! Create earrings, robots, planes, mugs, doorknobs, dog toys, dog tags, real shoes, phone cases, floating bath toys, napkin rings, Androids, linked bracelets, chess pieces, cathedrals (very small ones though), gnomes.... and much, much more! Any piece will start as a 3D model, which is then printed by the Cube.
Print in Vibrant Colors
The Cube works with easy load color cartridges that contain a special type of ABS plastic. It's safe and can be recycled, and if your piece is thick enough, it's also dishwasher-ready!
Materials are available in 8 different colors: white, magenta, red, tan, yellow, green, blue, and black. You can use one color at a time while printing on a Cube. For multicolored creations, simply print it in separate pieces and attach them together later.
Get started right away
The Cube comes with 25 free 3D models for you to print, or you can design your own 3D models using software like TurboCAD. Once you have a model, the Cubify software will turn it into a file that the Cube can read.
Print files from TurboCAD Windows or Mac
The Cube can directly print .cube files. The Cube software, which comes with the Cube, can convert .stl and .creation files into .cube files. Most CAD software (like TurboCAD Windows, TurboCAD Mac, Solidworks, ProE, Catia, Alibre, and Rhino) can create .stl files. .Obj files from Maya and ZBrush will need to be converted to .stl files first. There is no limit on the file size, but generally anything over 500MB would be considered really large.