RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents , the global distributor for engineers, has further expanded its 3D print offering with the introduction of the latest 3D printers from 3D Systems, a provider of 3D printing centric design-to-manufacturing solutions including 3D printers, print materials and cloud sourced on-demand custom parts for professionals and consumers. The new Cube 3 and CubeProTM 3D printers are now available to order from RS globally, with delivery expected to start in July.

Cube 3 and CubePro offer multi-colour and multi-materials, ultra-high resolution settings of 70-micron thin print layers to give smoothness and fine detail, faster print speeds, and printing on-the-go from a smartphone app to be released by 3D Systems when product shipments begin. Both printers feature a colour touchscreen with an intuitive user interface and LEDs highlighting prints in action, and are equipped with fast Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity.

Cube 3 is the only dual material, plug-and-play, child-safe IEC 60950 certified 3D printer that is easy to use, with a price tag of £999. The printer is supplied with two starter cartridges in neon green and white, and 25 designs to start printing quickly. Cube 3 delivers up to two times faster print speed and accuracy than other printers on the market for printed parts up to 6” cubed. It prints in two materials and up to two colours, simultaneously using compostable PLA and recyclable ABS plastics. Both materials are available in 23 different colour cartridges. Instant material loading makes it easier than changing an ink cartridge. The new non-clog technology and moisture-lock cartridges ensure long shelf life and total material usage, improving print quality and sustainability.

The professionally capable CubePro is the only triple material, controlled print chamber engineer’s desktop 3D printer that starts at £2,359.20. It prints 2.5 times larger than any other desktop prosumer and hobbyist printer (10.8” x 10.45” x 9.5” or 275 mm x 265 mm x 240 mm), and guarantees faster, more precise prints with easy feed cartridges for prolonged material life. In addition to ABS and PLA plastic, CubePro also supports a new engineering grade nylon material, perfect for end-use applications.

The Cube 3 and CubePro 3D printers are available to order now from RS Components with short lead times. More 3D printing products from 3D Systems and RepRapPro are available from RS stock for same-day despatch.

Cube is a registered trademark of 3D Systems Corporation. CubePro is a trademark of 3D Systems Corporation.