- What's the CubeX 3D printer?
The CubeX 3D printer is designed to bring your creations to life with professional grade printability for the office, school or home.
- How does it do that?
The CubeX prints in 3D... which means that instead of putting ink onto a flat surface like regular printing, it builds up material in three dimensions to create a real object. It melts plastic filament, then draws with it in a very fine layer. It then builds another fine layer of plastic on top of this one, and then another, and another, building your idea in slices from the bottom up until you have a plastic object ready to hold.
- What can I make?
As long as the piece fits into the CubeX print area, you're limited only by your imagination! We've seen people make architectural models, replacement parts, prototypes, jewelry, working gears, rc cars, toys.... and much much more! Any piece will start as a 3D model, which is then printed by the CubeX. You can see examples on cubify.com.
- What colors can I use?
The filament cartridges that work with the CubeX come in over 30 colors. You can choose to build your creations in multi-colors and materials by using the CubeX Color software and printing with the CubeX Duo or CubeX Trio with multiple print jets.
- What material does the CubeX use?
The CubeX prints in ABS plastic and PLA plastic.
- How big a piece can I make?
CubeX has a print space of 10.8” X 10.45” X 9.5” or 275 mm x 265 mm x 240 mm.
- How do I get started making stuff?
The CubeX comes with 10 free Professional Grade 3D Models for you to print. You can find more 3D things to print in the Cubify Store, or you can design your own 3D models using your free license of Cubify Invent. Once you have a model, the CubeX software will turn it into a .cubex that the CubeX can read.
- How do I get a file to my CubeX for printing?
You can send a file to your CubeX by transferring it using a USB stick.
- What's up with the cartridges?
Our cartridges are filled with our custom ABS plastic or PLA plastic filament, with over 30 colors and materials, and are designed to work with the CubeX. Switching them out is a breeze - they snap right in. The CubeX can also tell you how much filament you have left, and won't let you start to print a creation if you don't have enough filament to finish it, to avoid waste.
- How long does it take to print a creation?
The print time is proportional to the size and complexity of the creation. An average smartphone case will take about 2-3 hours to print.
- Where can I buy a CubeX?
Today you can get the CubeX and CubeX accessories on Cubify.com or you can contact your local reseller.
- What's the warranty?
- What's the return policy?
We don't provide refunds on CubeX printers once they're shipped. If you encounter any issues with your printer, we are happy to repair it for free during the warranty period.
- Which files can the CubeX print?
The CubeX can directly print .cubex files. The CubeX software, which comes with the CubeX, can convert .stl and .creation files into .cubex files. Most CAD software (like Solidworks, ProE, Catia, Alibre, and Rhino) can create .stl files. .Obj files from Maya and ZBrush will need to be converted to .stl files first. There is no limit on the file size, but generally anything over 500MB would be considered really large.
- What does the CubeX software do? Does it help me design things to print?
The CubeX software lets you prep an existing 3D model for printing on the CubeX. It lets you orient it, scale it, add supports to it if needed, and then turns the model into a .cubex file that the CubeX can print. You can design your own 3D models using your free license of Cubify Invent.
- What operating systems does the CubeX software run on?
The CubeX software works on Windows.
- How accurate is the CubeX?
Accuracy of the print is largely dependent on the geometry and orientation. Typical tolerances are around +/-0.5mm for dimensions less than 50mm and +/-1% for features larger than 50mm. If you need more accuracy, you can scale your file (either globally or locally) in your design software to account for the variance. There are no guaranteed tolerances on the CubeX printer.
- What is the resolution of parts printed on the CubeX creations?
Choose from HD - High-Def : 100 microns, CD - Crisp-Def : 250 microns or SD - Standard - Def : 500 microns.
- How do a print peel away supports?
Supports are built with the same ABS or PLA plastic as the creation. The CubeX software will add the needed supports for you in a way that will both minimize material and be easily removable after printing. CubeX supports can be popped off without tools.
- Can I get a sample to see what a CubeX print looks like?
We don't yet offer free samples, but stay tuned!
- Do you have other 3D Printers with different capabilities?
Yes, we do! We have the largest 3D printer product portfolio in the world - from printers that print larger sizes, different materials, and multi-color prints. Check them out