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Featured Printer: 3D Systems Cubify CubeX Company/Founders: 3D Systems

Printer Cost: $2,499

Software: Includes complementary CubeX Client Software (conversion software that converts 3D models into layered slices)

Operating Systems: Microsoft Windows 7, Microsoft Windows XP (SP3 or higher), Microsoft Windows 8

Connectivity: Memory stick USB port and PC connection USB port

CubeX Materials: ABS and PLA plastic filament, both recyclable

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