3D Systems Corp.
), a leading company in the 3D printing industry, had recently
unveiled a couple of its innovative products - Cube 3 and CubePro
3D printers. The two printers, now available for pre order, are
scheduled to be available in the markets from the latter half of
Cube 3 and CubePro 3D printers are designed to give a new
dimension to the 3D printing industry, equipped with a variety of
innovative features. These printers come with the technology to use
multi-color, multi-materials simultaneously for printing and that
too with a range of design tools that further simplifies the task.
These design tools are available on the company's commercial
website cubify.com, which is taking pre-orders for the
The printers claim to have a high resolution with 70 micron
layers thinness and reduced print timings. Further, the users can
avail the print-on-the-go feature via the Cubify mobile app that
can be installed on a smartphone or a tablet.
These easy to use printers are not only for experts or
professionals like engineers or designers but can also be used by
kids or hobbyists. Cube 3 meets the IEC 60950 Printer Safety
Requirements that makes it the first 3D printer to be certified
safe for kids.
This dual material printer comes with two cartridges in neon green
and white and as many as 25 designs as a part of its starter
kit. Apart from being child-safe, this printer is economical
and user-friendly, given its plug-and-play feature. Further, this
printer possesses a new technology that allows the user to load new
material instead of changing the cartridge every time. The
cartridges are also designed to be long-lasting with improved print
quality. Also, the printer has several automated settings to
support the material change swiftly and with convenience. The
printer comes with a speedy Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity, an
auto-leveling print pad along with additional support for complex
This printer is more professional having a high level of precision
combined with several additional options including the facility of
a controlled process environment. CubePro can use three color
cartridges simultaneously. Further, the printer is designed to use
the engineering grade nylon material as well, along with the
conventional ABS and PLA plastics for printing. Apart from the
standard connectivity options, CubePro has a color touch screen
display to enhance user experience. This printer also boasts a
proprietary print pad that makes it more power-efficient compared
to its other counterparts.
3D Systems is also focused on maintaining the environmental
sustainability and therefore the company takes the responsibility
of recycling or composting the used prints and cartridges. Users
get the incentive of discounts on new cartridges in the exchange of
Given the rapid adoption of 3D printing technology across
various industries, technology and solutions are witnessing high
demand from broad-end users. The increasing demand for 3D printing
technology is also supported by IDC's growth estimates for the
worldwide 3D printer market. The research firm expects 3D printing
revenues and units to grow at a CAGR of 29% and 59%, respectively,
for the 2012-2017 period.
This Zacks Rank #3 (Hold) stock expects this portfolio of new
and innovative products to facilitative more than 30% organic
growth in the next couple of years, thereby enhancing its margins
3D Systems is aggressively investing in R&D to maintain its
premier place in the 3D printing industry. However, it is facing
stiff competition from other 3D printing peers such as
The ExOne Company
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