We have collected together answers to the most common questions that we get asked and listed these below. If you have questions that are not covered here please let us know so that we can answer them for you.
How fast does the CubeX print?
Print time is dependent on size and complexity. Large objects and those with much fine detail take longer to print. As an example, an average smartphone case will take 2-3 hours to print.
How accurate is the CubeX?
Accuracy of the print is largely dependent on the geometry and orientation. Typical tolerances are around +/-0.5mm for dimensions less than 50mm and +/-1% for features larger than 50mm. If you need more accuracy, you can scale your file (either globally or locally) in your design software to account for the variance. There are no guaranteed tolerances on the CubeX printer.
What is the resolution of the CubeX?
The CubeX offers 4 resolution settings. These offer various balances between speed and resolution. The resolution is measured in layer thickness: the depth of each layer of material.
HD High-Def : 100 microns per layer – 0.1mm
CD Crisp-Def : 250 microns per layer – 0.25mm
SD Standard-Def : 500 microns per layer – 0.5mm
How big an object can the CubeX make?
CubeX has a print space of 10.8” X 10.45” X 9.5” or 275 mm x 265 mm x 240 mm. All printed objects must fit in that working space.
Can I create my own models to print?
Yes! That is one of the biggest draws of 3D Printing. Your CubeX 3D printer includes a license for Cubify Invent. Cubify invent is easy to use and outputs in “ready to print” format.
You can also use other 3D modelling software and convert the files, or download files from other websites.
What are the system requirements for the CubeX software?
CubeX software will run on most Windows machines.
Operating system: Windows XP (SP3 or higher), Windows 7 or Windows 8
Hardware: Multi-core processor – 2GHz or faster per core. 2 GB RAM. Minimum screen resolution of 1024×768
What files can the CubeX print?
The CubeX directly prints .cubex files. The printer comes with Cubex software which can convert both .stl and .creation files into .cubex files ready to print.
.stl is a common file type for 3D models and is produced by CAD software such as Solidworks, ProE, Alibre and Rhino.
Other file types (such as .obj from Maya and ZBrush will need to be converted to .stl before they can be readied for printing as .cubex files.