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New 3D Systems printer range, now available from RS Components in Greater China and South East Asia, bring faster print speeds and higher resolution to consumers and professionals

Introduction of 3D Systems’ 3D printers, 3D scanners, and cartridges, sets RS among the foremost distributors of 3D printing products globally

Taiwan, 19 June 2014 :

RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE:ECM), the global distributor for engineers, has introduced an array of 3D printers and print technologies from 3D Systems, a leading provider of 3D printing centric design-to-manufacturing solutions including 3D printers, print materials and cloud sourced on-demand custom parts for professionals and consumers. 

The 3D Systems products now stocked by RS in China and South East Asia include a range of 3D printers, 3D scanners and cartridges, comprising: the second generation Cube® plug-and play 3D printer; the CubeX® desktop 3D printer; and the Sense™ 3D scanner. Also available to pre-order from RS, for delivery from July 2014, are the very latest third generation Cube® 3 and CubeProTM 3D printers.

Cube® 3 is the only dual material, plug-and-play, child-safe IEC 60950 certified 3D printer that is easy to use. The printer is supplied with two starter cartridges in neon green and white, and 25 designs to start printing quickly. Cube 3 delivers up to two times faster print speed and accuracy than other printers on the market for printed parts up to 6” cubed. It prints in two materials and up to two colours, simultaneously using compostable PLA and recyclable ABS plastics. Both materials are available in 23 different colour cartridges. Instant material loading makes it easier than changing an ink cartridge. The new non-clog technology and moisture-lock cartridges ensure long shelf life and total material usage, improving print quality and sustainability.

The professionally capable CubeProTM is the only triple material, controlled print chamber engineer’s desktop 3D printer. It prints 2.5 times larger than any other desktop prosumer and hobbyist printer (10.8” x 10.45” x 9.5” or 275 mm x 265 mm x 240 mm), and guarantees faster, more precise prints with easy feed cartridges for prolonged material life. In addition to ABS and PLA plastic, CubePro also supports a new engineering grade nylon material, perfect for end-use applications.

Cube 3 and CubePro both offer multi-colour and multi-materials, ultra-high resolution settings of 70-micron thin print layers to give smoothness and fine detail, faster print speeds, and printing on-the-go from a smartphone app to be released by 3D Systems when product shipments begin. Both printers feature a colour touchscreen with an intuitive user interface and LEDs highlighting prints in action, and are equipped with fast Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity.

The second generation Cube® is a simple plug-and-play printer offering 3D printing capability with fast print speed and high accuracy for printed parts up to 5.5” cubed. Cube prints in two materials, compostable PLA and recyclable ABS plastics, available in a variety of colours.  It offers a choice of print mode fill density: light, medium and solid in both PLA and ABS plastics with optional easy, peel away supports for the most complex prints. Certified to IEC 60950 for safe-at-home use, Cube uses a smart cartridge system that detects material type automatically based on the cartridge, so no adjustment of the print settings is required. RS is stocking PLA cartridges for Cube in a range of nine colours.

CubeX® is a desktop 3D printer, offering the largest print volume in its category and mono, dual or triple-colour printing. CubeX provides professional printability with 1,070 cubic inches of space, or 10.8” x 10.45” x 9.5”. There are several options for print modes, including a choice of accuracy: High Definition (125 Micron), Crisp Definition (250 Micron) or Standard Definition (500 Micron), and a choice of print fill density: light, medium or solid. CubeX prints in both PLA and ABS plastics, and is available in multiple colour options: the basic CubeX single colour: CubeX Duo, offering dual colour and materials; and CubeX Trio, the top-of-the range triple colour, multi-material option. Like all 3D Systems printers, CubeX uses the smart MoistureLock cartridge system.  Ten CubeX PLA cartridge colour options are available to purchase from RS.

Sense™ is the first 3D scanner designed for the consumer and optimized for 3D printing.  Sense is handheld, and delivers precise instant physical photography, processing data in seconds for an instantly 3D printable file. It comes with an intuitive user interface with easy and automated zoom, track, focus, crop, enhance and share tools. Sense can scan objects ranging from 20mm³ to 3m³, making it possible to capture people, objects and places on the go.

Cube is a registered trademark of 3D Systems Corporation. CubePro is a trademark of 3D Systems Corporation.

About RS Components

RS Components and Allied Electronics are the trading brands of Electrocomponents plc, the global distributor for engineers. With operations in 32 countries, we offer around 500,000 products through the internet, catalogues and at trade counters to over one million customers, shipping more than 44,000 parcels a day. Our products, sourced from 2,500 leading suppliers, include semiconductors, interconnect, passives and electromechanical, automation and control, electrical, test and measurement, tools and consumables.

Electrocomponents is listed on the London Stock Exchange and in the last financial year ended 31 March 2014 had revenues of £1.27bn.

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