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NewsPoster May 3, 2013 02:34 PM
Staples places Cube 3D printers on sale online, in-store June
Office supply chain Staples has started selling 3D printers through its online store, and a number of its retail locations by the end of June. The store is <a href="http://macnn.com/rd/284870==http://www.staples.com/Cube-3D-Printers/product_SS2044291" rel='nofollow'>stocking</a> the Cube 3D printer from <a href="http://macnn.com/rd/284871==http://cubify.com/" rel='nofollow'>3D Systems</a>, a personal desktop 3D printer capable of creating an object measuring 5.5-inches in height, width, and depth from ABS and compostable PLA plastic. <br />
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The Cube is a "plug and play" 3D printer that works out of the box with little in the way of initial set-up or training required. Connecting to a PC or Mac over Wi-Fi or via a USB drive if Wi-Fi is not available, the Cube can take plastic supplied in cartridges and create an object with a layer resolution of 0.2mm, with colors dictated by the plastic cartridge inserted into the machine. Staples is shipping the Cube, complete with 25 free 3D files for printing, for $1,300, while additional cartridges capable of providing enough material for between 13 and 14 mid-sized prints cost $50. <br />
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The sale of the Cube is not the first time Staples has worked with 3D printers. Late last year, the company announced it would operate a <a href="http://macnn.com/rd/284872==http://www.electronista.com/articles/12/11/29/netherlands.belgium.first.to.get.staples.easy.3d.s ervice/" rel='nofollow'>print-and-collect</a> service, for creating full color objects using a commercial-class 3D printer, in a number of European stores in early-2013.
 
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