3D PRINTER:AN INSPIRATION TO BECOME DESIGNER
The Cube is simple and easy to use .It is a product that is targeted to kids. Rajeev Kulkarni, VP and General Manager of 3D Systems, the creator of Cubify, told me that they’re really aiming these at 8 to 10-year-olds to make their own toys, science projects, crafts and more. Essentially, they’re making it exciting for the next generation of designers and engineers.It will be exciting for designers as it allows a person to essentially manufacture a design as a prototype and it does so using minimal waste, which is why we think it’s pretty neat
But Cubify is taking out that extra step — this printer is small enough for your livingroom.A user buys and downloads a design from Cubify’s website (and there are thousands to choose from) and customizes it to make it exactly how they want it. They then plug the design into the printer and voila! Anything smaller than a 5.5″ cube is crafted. For example, customized toys
Cubify is also creating an income for artists. Anyone can upload designs to the website and when the design is sold, 60% of the sale is given to the artist.
As for the material, it is ABS plastic, or #7 plastic. It’s completely recyclable but you’d have to check with your county on if they recycle this particular plastic since not all counties recycle all kinda of plastic. Still, it is plastic. Kulkarni said they plan on releasing more material choices in the near future, including biodegradable plastic and food — yes food. Cheese and chocolate were specifically named. Now that would make the cheese plate at your next party a lot more interesting.
Your designs aren’t limited to what the Cubify machine can print — if you want something bigger than a 5.5″cube or want it to have colors and shading, you can upload your design and it can be printed for you then mailed out to you. Here are some examples (remember, these can’t be made with the Cubify printer, but it doesn’t mean you can’t send away for them):
Your designs aren’t limited to what the Cubify machine can print — if you want something bigger than a 5.5″ cube or want it to have colors and shading, you can upload your design and it can be printed for you then mailed out to you. Here are some examples (remember, these can’t be made with the Cubify printer, but it doesn’t mean you can’t send away for them
As for pricing — it’s not cheap, but it’s not expensive considering what you’re buying. The printer is $1,299 and each cartridge of plastic is $50. Each cartridge can print between 8 and 11 items depending on what your design is
Thus for all the jeeks love to do creativity work there is an opportunity to make world know what they are capable of.Now if u still have any misunderstandings about this amazing invention just follow the below mention link and clear your doubts