3D printing is the next manufacturing revolution, they tell us. No longer will we need to trek down to the store to buy that widget – we can print one at home. Most affordable 3D printers are sold as self-assembly kits, involving weeks of tinkering to get even the most basic print, but the Cubify Cube promises to be plug-and-plug with minimal fuss. Does it live up to that promise?
The Cube weighs in at a hefty $1299, on the upper middle price range for consumer grade 3D printers. The superior Makerbot Replicator 2 costs $2200, while the cheapest you can find is the Printrbot Simple ($400). The Cube does however, suck you into a closed marketplace for consumables.
Competition Expiry: Friday, January 10th