HIGH STREET AND SHOPPING MALL STORES Currys and PC World have started selling a Cubify 3D printer for £1,195.
The printer was embraced by the stores in mid-September. Then they just promised it was coming, but now it has arrived and goes on sale today, 2 October.
The printer is snazzy looking and easy to use, according to the Dixons retail group, and appears on its shelves in a variety of colours.
"The plug-in and play simplicity allows anyone using the Cube to start 3D printing as soon as they take it out of the box. The Cube 3D printer comes with 25 free 3D print files designed by professional artists, however it is also compatible with easy to use software (available for Mac or Windows) that prepares additional files for printing from a personal device," said the firm.
"There are no cables, [with] the Cube's Wifi facility allowing users to send prints straight from the computer without fuss."
The Cube comes in a few colours including white, silver, pink, green, and blue, and it uses plastic feedstock cartridges that cost £52.80 each.
According to the advertising users will be able to 3D print garish hippo heads, space chaps, bracelets, chess pieces and tiny rockets. It looks nice, but it certainly isn't cheap at £1,195.
A cheaper option is the Peachy Printer which is on Kickstarter and offers people a DIY printer kit for just under $100 Canadian.
More expensive again is the 3D printer that high street store Maplin sells. That unit is called the Velleman K8200, and costs £699.99. µ
Tags: 3D Printing
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