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Cubity Showcase Showcases Problems

Has 3-D printing gone mainstream?

Cubity 3DSystems Display at Staples Displays Broken Plastic

Not if this display at my local tech store is any indication.  You, too, can print a model as an actual 3-D plastic object that… um, is brittle and breaks.

But, but, wait!  Look at the glasses it prints out:

Cubity Model: Black Glasses that are rough and can't hold lenses.

Those glasses are just great, except for the ragged bits of plastic that might cut your face, and the lack of a place to put any lenses.

The printer costs a thousand dollars.  The plastic comes at less than a kilo for fifty dollars. The showcase product isn’t workable.

Sigh. I’ll check back in in three years.

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