3D Systems Corporation announced today that its Cube home 3D printer made Stuff Magazine's 2012 Cool List, ranking in the top five out of 19 hottest products for the year. Known for heralding what's new and breakthrough in gadgets, gear and technology, Stuff Magazine refers to this list as 'The Most Awesome Stuff of Now.' The 19 gadgets, trends, apps and items of intrigue that follow aren't just cool -- they're bona-fide tech milestones. See complete information on Cube at http://cool-list.stuff.tv/.
Stuff Magazine suggests that "Just as Apple blew minds by introducing the concept of a 'home' PC in 1976, so it could be the Cube and 3D printing. It's not the world's first 3D printer, but it is the first to tempt our inner mad scientist, with a (relatively) low price tag and user-friendly touchscreen. Files for your plastic 3D objects can be downloaded online, and a forthcoming app will allow you to scan items with your Kinect. Whether you want to print spare parts for ancient furniture or create jewelry from the waveform of your favorite song, the Cube points a big, plastic arrow towards an exciting, personalized future."
"We are thrilled and honored to have been selected for this prestigious and extremely awesome recognition. Cube has been shipping now for just over a month and we continue to be delighted with the overwhelming response to this exciting 'plug and play' 3D printer for the class room and living room," said Cathy Lewis, Vice President Global Marketing, 3D Systems.