Currys/PC World stocks 3D printer, is online-only (for now)

Goes on sale from October 2nd priced at £1,195
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Dixons is the latest retailer to join the 3D printer party - it says it's stocking the only one certified for safe at-home use by adults and children.

The Cube from 3D Systems will be available to purchase from the Currys/PC World websites (currys.co.ukand pcworld.co.uk) from October 2nd, priced at £1,195. 

However, it won't be in stores (yet). A Dixons spokesperson confirmed to PCR this product will be available online only for the moment.

The Cube comes with 25 free 3D print files designed by professional artists, and is compatible with Mac/Windows software that prepares files for printing from a personal device. It's available in five colours - white, silver, pink, green, and blue. 

The 3D printer works using material cartridges made of recyclable and compostable plastics in 16 different colours, including metallic silver and glow in the dark. The coloured plastics are priced at £52.80 each.

Users can print objects up to 5.5" x 5.5" x 5.5" or 140mm x 140mm x 140mm.

Instead of cables, the Cube uses WiFi to let users send prints from the computer.

"The plug-in-and-play simplicity allows anyone using the Cube to start 3D printing as soon as they take it out of the box," read a statement.

"The Cube brightens up tech creativity in any home."

Manufacturer 3D Systems had a presence at the recent Midwich Tech Exposed event, where it showed off 3D printed products including a chainmail-style glove.

Maplin and Selfridges are among the other national retailers to stock 3D printers, while indies are remaining cautious over the devices.

The Cube is certified for 'safe at-home use' by adults and children

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