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September 5, 2013 AT 1:00 am

Visit to the CubeX Factory #3DThursday #3DPrinting

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Fabbaloo recently paid a visit to the CubeX Factory:

Hidden in the sleepy coastal town of Clevedon, UK, lies the secret factory that produces 3D Systems’ CubeX 3D printer. We recently toured the factory to find out how these popular machines are created. 

Aside from a modest research and development unit, the entire facility is dedicated to production of CubeX’s. It is indeed a factory; we observed trucks delivering components at one end of the building, while other trucks (or “Lorries”, as they say in the UK) collected boxed finished units at the other end for shipment to points around the globe….

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