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Close-up with the 3D Systems CubeX 3D printer (pictures)

3D Systems CubeX 3D printer has the largest print volume and the most printing options in terms of color and material of any desktop 3D printer.

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LAS VEGAS--3D Systems new CubeX 3D printer lets you print an object made from two different materials, and in up to three different colors.
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Two ink cartidges sit on the right side of the CubeX
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The third cartridge pops in on the left side.
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3D Systems routes the three plastic filament strands along the rear wall of the CubeX.
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The left side print-head axis mechanism.
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Right side axis.
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The filament climbs up the back of the printer, and snakes along the top into the print heads.
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The print heads in action.
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A new platform support system saves you from having to re-level the build platform, which can be a tedious task.
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You can load print files directly into the CubeX via a USB key.
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A three-color print sample, made on the CubeX.
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The CubeX has the largest build volume in its category, allowing for prints like this life-sized basketball. A company rep said it took 20 hours to print this object.
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3D Systems says its printing software lets you paint designs on objects and assign colors to them.

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