3D Systems' new CubePro 3D printer offers simultaneous printing in three colors with multiple materials for under $5,000.

It features automatic settings and a controlled build area that measures 10.8" x 10.45" x 9.5" (275 mm x 265 mm x 240 mm).  What's more, it boasts a 75-micron print resolution.

"We are proud to be the first to deliver professional quality prints to the consumer and prosumer, enabling educators, entrepreneurs and tech enthusiasts to match their creativity with greater productivity," 3D Systems Vice President Rajeev Kulkharni said. "The CubePro is the ultimate desktop 3D printer for the lab, workshop and office, compressing development cycles and increasing productivity."

The company unveiled the new printer Monday and expects to begin shipping it sometime around July.

Users can easily connect to their computers with an intuitive, color touchscreen display, which controls mobile and WiFi capabilities.

The mobility features don't stop there though. The printer is powered by the Cubify mobile app, letting users print on the go, prepping files and sending to print, all from an iOS, Android or Windows phone.

The CubePro comes with starter materials, 25 free designs and a Cubify Invent software license for introductory 3D design. CubePro is integrated with 3DS' consumer lifestyle hub Cubify, connecting CubePro users to curated collections of 3D printable content from favorite DIY, automotive and gear brands, as well as the Cubify social platform where users can share and co-create with others.

It will all be supported by a toll-free hotline that operates from 3 a.m. to 8 p.m. EST.

In order to encourage sustainability, the CubePro comes with a proprietary print pad that conserves power and 3D Systems will offer a discount on new ABS and PLA cartridges when empty ones are returned to the company.

Specifications:

Dimensions:
(Uncrated)
578mm (w) x 578mm (l) x 591mm (h)
22¾" x 22¾" x 23¼"
Weight:
(Single head print)
80 lb / 36kg
Weight:
(Double head print)
82.5 lb / 37
Weight:
(Triple head print)
85 lb / 38.5kg
Maximum build size:
(Single head print)
273mm (w) x 273mm (l) x 241mm (h)
10.8 x 10.8" x 9.5"
Maximum build size: 
(Double head print) 
229mm (w) x 273mm (l) x 241mm (h)
9" x 10.8" x 9.5"
Maximum build size:
(Triple head print)
185mm (w) x 273mm (l) x 241mm (h)
7.3" x 10.8" x 9.5"
Print Speed: Maximum 15mm (9/16") per second and polymer dependent
Power requirements: 100 - 240v AC
Operating temperature: 536°F / 280°C
Print speed: Maximum 15mm (9/16") per second and polymer dependent
Material: PLA / ABS / dissolvable natural PLA
Software: All CubePro printers include complimentary conversion software. This application converts your 3D model into layered slices (G-code), ready for printing on your machine. Other features and uses of CubePro software include:

  • Clear, familiar and easy-to-use interface.
  • Scaling, rotating and movement of parts on a simulated print bed.
  • Proven default settings for all CubePro 3D printers.
  • Ability to create custom profiles as needed.
  • Imperial/metric conversion available.
  • Built-in STL file verification.
  • Combined part and tool path viewer.
  • Profiles for multiple material/support materials.
Windows requirements: 32 or 64 bit operating systems: Windows XP Professional or Home Edition with Service Pack 3 Windows 7 Windows is required for ad-hoc WiFi print job submission – if not already installed, the Cube software will automatically install the Microsoft .NET 4.0 framework.
Mac OSX requirements: Mac OSX10.8 or higher.
Hardware requirements: Processor: Multi-core processor - 2GHz or faster per core.
System RAM: 2GB minimum.
Screen resolution: 1024 x 768.