It’s not often that you get to be a part of something so big that it gets the highlighted by the global media. On 10th of January 3D Systems launched Cubify.com and announced the Cube 3D printer at the CES 2012 in Las Vegas. Next day I had an all-hands meeting first thing in the morning and started with this.
Cubify.com is the result of exceptional team effort. We were given the task of building a 3D printing platform, not just an e-commerce enabled content web site, and have it launched at CES 2012 on 10th January. The easy way to do it was to create a database and cook up a web site. The hard way was to actually create a platform by building web services that exposed each and every part of Cubify and then create a web site that used those web services. I took the decision of doing it the hard way and my team delivered. See “The Cubify Platform“.
Here is what the international media had to say about Cubify and Cube.
The Motley Fool – 3-D Printing Is (Almost) Ready for Prime Time
Forbes – Cubify 3D Printer CES Debut
Businessweek – 3D Printer Makers Aim at Home Market
The Cube shone like a star. CNET picked the Cube as the finalist (top 25) for its “Best of CES” award. The Washington Post picked the Cube as one of the top 15 gadgets at CES. To put that into perspective there were 20,000 products launched at CES 2012.
A couple of CAD publications noticed us as well.
Design News – 3D Systems Brings 3D Printing to Masses
Guys, WE DID IT! I’m proud of each and every one of you.