This 3D Printer Churns Out 3-Color Objects as Big as a Basketball

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We all know size matters. As, seemingly, does 3D Systems, because its latest desktop 3D printer is a whopper, with a build platform that can handle designs of up to 1,030 cubic inches. Yes, that is big enough to recreate a basketball.

The CubeX—which 3D Systems modestly refers to as "the ultimate desktop 3D printer"—offers up a resolution of 125 microns, and yet can print objects as large as 10.8 x 10.45 x 9.5 inches. And unlike a lot of desktop 3D printers, it does it in three colors, too, using either PLA or ABS plastics.


Designs can be printed direct from a computer, or even by simply plugging a USB stick with the design into the device. Child's play. The downside? It'll set you back a cool $2,500. [3D Systems via Engadget]