January 7, 2013 AT 2:00 pm

3D Systems second-gen Cube 3D printer boasts faster prints and more materials

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News from CES — a brand new 2nd Generation Cube from 3D Systems, via Engadget:

Everybody loves a sequel, right? And what better place to launch a followup than in shiny Las Vegas? Exactly a year after launch the first generation of its consumer-friendly 3D printer, the Cube, 3D Systems is getting ready to unleash its successor on the world. The second-gen Cube offers a number of enhancements over last year’s model, including the ability to print up to 1.5 times faster and printing in both ABS and recyclable PLA plastics. The printer maintains the earlier version’s easily-loaded cartridges (which can be sent back empty for a discount), touchscreen controls and WiFi connectivity.

They’ll start shipping on the 21st of this month to interested makers who pre-order one now for $1,299. Cough up an extra $100 and 3D Systems will throw in three extra cartridges of plastic and the company’s design software.

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