Getting Mainstreamier: SkyMall Is Selling a 3D Printer

If ever you needed a sign that 3D printing has hit the mainstream, look no further than SkyMall.

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If ever you needed a sign that 3D printing has hit the mainstream, look no further than SkyMall.

Everyone’s favorite way to pass the 15 minutes between when you’re told to turn off your electronic devices and when you’re allowed to turn them back on, the venerable seat-back catalog is now selling the $1,300 Cube 3D Printer, which is capable of printing out plastic objects up to 5.5 inches in size.

According to SkyMall, you can choose from 16 different plastic colors and “an average smartphone case takes about two hours to print.”

The 3D printer includes a Wi-Fi chip for a cord-free hookup to a PC or Mac, and is perfect for anyone between the ages of eight and 80, says SkyMall. Are you seven years old? Are you 81 years old? Sorry, this item is not for you. Are you the 83-year-old whose award-winning invention beat the high cost of 3D printing? Well, this is awkward but… no dice.

Cube 3D Printer [SkyMall]

27 comments
AndyBate
AndyBate

The cube is cute little printer that looks good in a photo, but really not for anyone serious about 3d printing. www.3dprinterprices.net has a bunch of different printers you can compare against each other, and the cube is not one I'd recommend. Personally I'd like a MakerBot replicator 2 but $2700 is just too much.

http://www.3dprinterprices.net/compare-3d-printers-2/

HomeOwner
HomeOwner

I never heard of a 3D printer that makes reasonable quality prints before several days are spent fiddling with it, so I think Skymall will be a bit disappointed with the rate of returns of these.  And, really, can you return a 3D printer with molten PLA stuck in the hot end? 

Andrea Hull-Vaughn
Andrea Hull-Vaughn

So awesome! I actually saw that on a recent trip! I was so proud!

Filipposlashtoma Showroom
Filipposlashtoma Showroom

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efcdoc
efcdoc

Can I just say I'd not want my eight year old (the imaginary one) going anywhere near an exposed machine that melts plastic at about 180C and has a hot bed of about 80C, unless I wanted to permanently scold them that is... then I'd definitely make them use it. 

Andy Pratt
Andy Pratt

One day, people will not be needed. /m/

KellyPared
KellyPared

@JoeBonnici Ours broke! Printhead- after 20+ prnts. need to order another/no warranty 200$ for one (&on website says rarely need to change).

RochesterAEYC
RochesterAEYC

@TIME We've been doing 3D for years...children make the most amazing things! I can't wait to see 3D printing in the hands of a 3 yr old!

PaulHemel
PaulHemel

@TIME It appears lawn gnomes are really making a comeback, too.

AdamBates_KPMG
AdamBates_KPMG

@Cubify - 3D printers 1,000 times better than golf gadgets (which of course you can make)

KellyPared
KellyPared

@JoeBonnici Print head costs $200+ time to ship; printer less than 1 yr old cost $1500+ -->very sad day in the 6th graders world!

JoeBonnici
JoeBonnici

@KellyPared They still need to up the technology. In a couple of years those machines will have evolved radically.