It’s Friday the 13th – instead of walking under ladders, breaking mirrors, or generally going outside at all, it’s probably safest to stay in and read today’s edition of 3D Printing News Briefs, which covers a 3D printer and 3D printing software, some 3D printing business, and an interesting 3D printed model. Cubibot is still blowing up its Kickstarter campaign, and Materialise has begun its Magics22 software beta program. Rize and EOS have both announced new partnerships, while UnionTech and Organovo are both changing up their staffing. Finally, the University of Queensland is using a 3D printed model to study an extinct species.
Cubibot Kickstarter Campaign News
San Diego 3D printing startup Cubibot introduced its compact, cloud-enabled 3D printer at Inside 3D Printing San Diego last year, launching it on Kickstarter recently, where it reached its crowdfunding goal two minutes after the campaign went live. There are still 12 days to go in the campaign, and it’s raised more than 11 times its original goal of $50,000. As a reward for the crowdfunding community, Cubibot is now releasing the portable, plug and play CubiOne 3D printer, a base model minus the heated bed of the Cubibot. The printer is the same size as the Cubibot, with the same print size of 5″ x 5″ x 5″, but is only designed to use the PLA and Specialty PLA print material. It’s being offered at a special 50% discount off retail pricing – you can purchase the CubiOne on Kickstarter for just $149.
“As a special reward to the crowdfunding community, we wanted to introduce the CubiOne, an entry-level 3D Printer that has the same look and print quality as Cubibot but is offered at an eco-friendlier price point. CubiOne is the perfect choice for people who want to purchase their first 3D Printer,” said Aria Noorazar, the Co-Founder of Cubibot.
“By offering CubiOne, we’re giving even more people the freedom to create their designs whether they're already 3D printer pros or if they're completely new to 3D printing.”
Materialise Rolls Out Magics22 Beta Program
When fall arrives, it’s time for Materialise to launch the latest version of its Materialise Magics data preparation software. As was the case in the last two years for Magics20 and Magics21 in the time between the TCT Show and formnext, we’re starting to hear more about the upcoming Magics22. The company has officially started the beta program for Magics22, and about 100 companies are currently testing out the software’s latest features.
“When releasing a new software version, it is very important to have an external audience that tests the product in its real application environment,” said Gert Claes, Product Manager of Materialise Magics. “They help us iron out bugs, refine our software and deliver a polished final version. We very much appreciate their input and are excited to soon be launching the next great version of Materialise Magics.”
The 3D printing data preparation software, which is used by both large and small companies, will hold with tradition and be officially released at formnext in Frankfurt next month. Stay tuned for more details about the new version of Materialise Magics in November.
Rize Announces Reseller Partnership with Cimquest
This week, Rize Inc., maker of the Rize One 3D printer that uses its patented Augmented Polymer Deposition (APD) platform to produce injection molded-quality manufacturing parts, announced that it’s partnering up with CAD/CAM integrator Cimquest. The company, already a reseller for Stratasys and HP, is now also an authorized Rize reseller as well. At its upcoming Advanced Manufacturing Expo, Cimquest will be demonstrating the Rize One 3D printer and its APD technology.
Rob Hassold, Founder and CEO of Cimquest, said, “With so many new introductions of 3D Printers over the last several years failing to meet customers’ expectations, it is very refreshing to see how Rize has hit the mark in quality, reliability and performance with the new Rize One 3D Printer. With the unmatched ability to produce uniform part strength in a machine that is environmentally safe, we are seeing amazing interest from many business sectors such as: schools and universities as well as military applications in confined spaces