Cubify understands the problem with geeky, DIY, hard to build and calibrate printers; and their Cube aims to solve this. Currently on pre-order and due for release on May 25th, the device is about as consumer level as you can get.
At $1,299, it costs as much as a new desktop PC (and considerably less than the other leading consumer level 3D printer â€“ the Makerbot Replicator) â€“ but like all printers, theyâ€™ll get you on the cartridges! Yes, you heard me right â€“ the Cube eschews traditional standardized filament rolls in favor of device-specific filament cartridges, with a variety of garish colors available for $50 each. The simplified loading process means switching out colors or loading a new cartridges is easy.