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Kitsch, Charm & High Quality: MagiCube 3D Printer is Well-Designed for the Younger Crowd

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11873432_1444984445831287_6228064479921949076_nFull of kitschy charm, some collect snow globes and some collect items like magic puzzle cubes in all their retro color, glory, and challenge. Others prefer to make them–in the form of 3D printers? Really, it should be no surprise, considering the amount of innovation we see on a daily basis–as well as the plethora of new 3D printers arriving down the pike, each with a (hopefully) unique feature meant to sell you on their worth. Sometimes it’s good just to lighten up a bit though and enjoy a good product that allows for personalizing and fun all along the way.

Meant to appeal to students, Anyprint3D has certainly taken the correct approach in making a 3D printer design for the younger crowd. There’s just no denying it: the MagiCube 3Dhas a really cool look, causing you to do a double-take at first, along with registering what a great idea these designers had for catching the attention of youngsters and teenagers.

12115920_1482860565377008_439245673127599262_nHeadquartered in Shandong, China, Anyprint3D describes their team as a unique technology company, and that’s obviously true. The inimitable MagiCube is able to be easily customized in aesthetics, and while it is definitely targeted toward the younger crowd, this is obviously a 3D printer which everyone is going to get a kick out of showing off. Extremely lightweight, it’s easy for students–or anyone–to transport from one locale to another.

The MagiCube can be transformed according to taste, however, as the Anyprint 3D team believes that for many users, customization is the key to a perfect fit. Users are able to design the appearance of the MagiCube themselves, choosing their favorite colors or images to place on the machine.

“When designing this machine, the designer wanted to demonstrate the concept of ‘Magic,’ which means everything is possible,” says the AnyPrint 3D team. “Every kid has the right to own a magic world himself.”

They also suggest the idea of putting different 3D printed samples or appliques on the 3D printer as well in order to give it a further special, individualized look.

greenOffering fun and customization, the MagiCube is also a stable, precise 3D printer. Extremely user-friendly, if offers auto calibration and a free FT card, allowing users to print without connecting to a PC.

Other specs are as follows:

  • Input Mode: LED green screen
  • Input File Type: STL
  • Connectivity: USB, TF card (MAX 16G)
  • Leveling System: Automatic
  • Speed of Motion Axes: 50-120mm/s
  • Positioning Precision: 0.2mm
  • Thickness of Layer: 0.1mm-0.2mm
  • Nozzle Diameter: 0.4mm
  • Nozzle Temperature: 50-260°C
  • Printing Dimension: 100 x 100 x 100 mm
  • Material: Copper
  • Outlook of Equipment: Blue and white Magic Cube
  • Dimension of Equipment: 300*300*300mm
  • Forming Process: FDM (Fused Deposition Modeling)
  • Software: Windows7, Windows 8
  • Applicable Materials: PLA, ABS
  • Voltage INPUT: Voltage INPUT:100V-240V,50Hz/60Hz

The innovative little printer is also accompanied by ‘3D Magic’ modeling software, which is targeted directly at and designed for kids. What we all like to see most of all in a new 3D printer are both brains and beauty–and that’s what this latest manufacturer seems to have found success with as it caters to the educational sector.  What are your thoughts on the design of this new 3D printer?  Let us know in the MagiCube 3D Printer forum thread on 3DPB.com.

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