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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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