3D Systems Cube 3D printer

3D Systems is targeting consumers with its $1,299 Cube 3D printer.
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A cast of characters

At its booth, 3D Systems has all kinds of printed objects.
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Instead of printing yourself, why not order in?

For more complex models, including those with complex color schemes, 3D Systems will take your 3D printing orders via its Cubify.com Web site.
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It's...it's a dinosaur!

The colors on some of the printed objects look a bit cloudy, but the precision of 3D Systems' objects is impressive. If you can't make it out in the picture, the T. rex has teeth.
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For those about to rock, we extrude you!

Couldn't resist.
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In addition to fine details like teeth, this stealth fighter model demonstrates 3D Systems' ability to print objects with precise edges and flat surfaces.
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Look at this face

This bust was about the size of a baseball, and the detail is remarkable.
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3D Systems' Rajeev Kulkarni told me his young son printed these chess pieces, as an example of the Cube's consumer-friendliness.
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