6
This content is rated TV-MA, and is for viewers 18 years or older. Are you of age?
Sorry, you are not old enough to view this content.

CES 2013: The newest in 3D printing

About Video Transcript

CES 2013: The newest in 3D printing

1:22 /

CNET's Rich Brown gets a demo of the latest in 3D-printing technology with a look at the Cube 3D printer.

Hi, I'm Rich Brown for CNET. We're here at CES 2013 and this is the 3D Systems' Cube 3D printer. So this is the new version of the 3D printer they announced last year. This one comes with a brand new plate design. So while the previous version ran] hot in order to keep the object adhere to the plate, this one is cool, which means it's actually a little safer for kids. There's a new design with the platform as well. That means you don't have to level it anymore. There's a lot of things going on here so this where the plastic filament goes in. It's a cartridge- goes down through this extruder here and it prints out the object that you have sent to from a computer. So while the older model used just ABS plastic, this one you can use ABS and PLA. It's a different kind of material but it gives you some nice flexibility depending on what you want to make. The new model is also a little bit quieter when it prints. It's also faster and more accurate. The 3D Systems has some other cool stuff going on here. They have a new recycling program in place where you can send both the filament and the cartridge back, and they will recycle both of those parts. [unk] actual address was kind of an ongoing concern with 3D printers and that you're making plastic. You're putting a lot of new, kind of junk out in the world so it's nice to be able to address that and 3D Systems seems to have done that. So this unit will cost $12.99. Each cartridge costs about 50 bucks. 3D Systems says it's taking orders right now and it's gonna ship out January 21st. I'm Rich Brown. This is the 3D Systems' Cube 3D printer.

New releases

An exclusive live chat with Google Lunar XPrize teams!
55:24 January 26, 2015
The Milestone phase of the $30 million Google Lunar XPrize is coming to a close, so we're gathering representatives from the five prize-winning...
Play video
Tomorrow Daily 118: Bill Nye's spacecraft, Mozilla's in-browser VR and more
26:20 January 26, 2015
On today's show, we check out Bill Nye and the Planetary Society's new privately funded spacecraft, discuss Mozilla's plan to include...
Play video
2015 Subaru Outback 3.6L Limited
6:00 January 26, 2015
Does the new Outback do enough to keep Subaru drivers coming back? Brian Cooley gets behind the wheel and checks the tech.
Play video
Icy adventure in the Land Rover Discovery Sport
1:10 January 26, 2015
Land Rover takes CNET editor Wayne Cunningham for a drive across Iceland, covering snow, ice and a river, in its new Discovery Sport...
Play video
iSmartAlarm's new camera sets out to secure the smart home
2:33 January 26, 2015
For $150, the iCamera Keep looks like a promising addition to one of our favorite security systems.
Play video
The thinnest tablet (so far) houses a stereoscopic camera
2:48 January 26, 2015
The Dell Venue 8 7000 is a skinny tablet with phat photography chops.
Play video
This tough garage fridge chills under extreme conditions
1:27 January 26, 2015
Designed to tame the harsh temperature swings of your garage, the Gladiator Chillerator works to keep its insides cool no matter w...
Play video
Sling TV launches with a new twist on Internet TV
2:54 January 26, 2015
Television service makes an evolutionary leap with Dish's $20 monthly plan, the NFL arrives on YouTube, and Freewheel offers Wi-Fi-only...
Play video