3D printer review
Review 3D Systems CubePro; with one, two or three extruders
By Site editors - - Price update: 2023 October 03 -
Don't be mislead by the exterior! Even though3D System's CubePro may look elegant and stylish, it is a heavy machine that has been designed for rapid prototyping and engineering of small and medium sized mechanical components. The CubePro is not a fancy toy, but a professional 3D printer in a maximum of 3 colors with a very competitive price.
The CubePro diverges strongly from its predecessor, the Cubex, both in its exterior as well as the quality of its new components that allow the CubePro to print for hours on end.
The CubePros of 3D Systems are unique in the fact that there are three versions: the CubePro, Duo and Trio with one, two and three printheads respectively for more flexibility in choosing print materials.
What is the expert's opinion?
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All around the Cube Pro Duo impressed, business grade, high resolution, multiple extruders for combinations of colors and materials, with a closed design for even temperature cooling severely limiting warps in the print. The drawbacks can't be ignored though, having terrible customer service and proprietary filaments and hardware leave little room for upgradability.
Great machine. I have a third extruder but in my experience I'd recommend a beginner save the money and get a single or duo due to the material being a proprietary item it can get costly to stock all three print heads. Change out is relatively easy so using a single extruder csn allow you to spend money on material.
The CubePro would sit nicely in an office beside the company's large copy/scan/print appliance, where changing the filament cartridges would be akin to changing the toner cartridge. However, most home users will have a hard time finding space for it or needing quite as much machine as the CubePro provides.
The CubePro is a sturdily built 3D printer of 3D Systyems. The printer is completely closed, which allows the device to control its inner environment, so that 3D prints are made perfectly every time. Operation is very easy thanks to the touch screen and the prints can now be sent via WIFI to the printer.
On the other hand the material costs are on the higher end, which is noticable from the quality of the 3D prints. The CubePro Trio is one of the few 3D printers on the market with three printheads.
|Printing technology||Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM)|
|Layer Resolution (micron / mm)||70-300 / 0.07-0.3|
|Filament systeem (Open/closed)||Open|
Physical characteristics printer
|Number of extruders||1 (Single Extruder)|
|Software included||Cubify Software|