Cubify Brings 3D Printing to the Masses

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We are living in an age of crazy technology.

Not only are prosthetics able to be mentally controlled by their owners, but people can now print more than paper with printers. Today, anyone can print shoes, furniture, instruments and even food from a 3D printer. All you need is a Cubify 3D scanner.

Cubify is what you need if you want to print what was thought to be unprintable right in your own home. The Cubify system – including printer, scanner, and software – allows users to upload their scans to and print their scans in 3D.

The Sense 3D Scanner is portable and ergonomically-designed, allowing for the user to easily scan big items, like huge motorcycles and people, as well as small to medium-sized items like cups and shoes. After scanning in the item, you can then crop it, enhance and “solidify” the image, which gets it ready for 3D printing. If you want to further exercise your creativity, you can use your scanned image with Cubify Sculpt, which will allow you to combine your scans with other designs. Printing your items can either be done at home, with your Cube 3D printer or CubeX 3D printer, or through Cubify’s cloud.

Of course, getting a scanner and printer is pricey–the Sense scanner costs $399, the Cube printer (which only prints in black, white and one color) costs $1299 and the CubeX printer, which has three different models that allows for different levels of multicolor printing, starts at $2499. I repeat, starts at $2499. 

Don’t feel like scanning anything and just want to get to the printing? Cubify has its own shop with brands available for you to print. From watches to guitars, shoes to personalized NBA and Star Trek figures, to furniture and even geometric sugar cubes, Cubify’s got it for you. Interestingly enough, a lot of the items have a honeycomb/naturalistic design aesthetic, which reflects the futuristic insanity that is 3D printing.

What do you think about all that Cubify promises? Do you want to get into the far-out 3D printing lifestyle? Talk about it below!

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