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3D Printers Go On Sale At Staples

3D Printers Go On Sale At Staples
Design & Architecture

This new technology may no longer be relegated to the realm of enthusiasts as they hit retail shelves around the country.

Ross Brooks
  • 6 may 2013

As 3D printing continues to find more and more ways to be useful and garners greater interest amongst the general population – it was only a matter of time before they became available through a big name shopping outlet.

Staples will be offering the 3D Systems Cube 3D Printer – a printer that is manufactured by one of the oldest and most trusted 3D manufacturers on the market. The printer itself can use two types of plastic: ABS (acrylonitrile butadiene styrene) or PLA (polylactic acid).

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The chain store will have the printers available in-store from June but you can go to their website and get your hands on a printer from this very moment. Previously only available directly from the 3D printer manufacturers or specialised hobby stores, it may come as a disappointed to those who wanted to keep 3D printers “exclusive.”

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You can pick up one of the printers for it’s normal retail price of $1,299 and apart from the printer itself, the store will also be offering various accessories such as cartridges ($49.99) and replacement glass printing surfaces ($99).

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