The tan PLA Plastic Cube Cartridge from 3D Systems is a compostable cartridge that is compatible with the 2nd generation Cube 3D printer. Each cartridge contains enough material to make about 35 models per cartridge. Switching the cartridge out is easy because it snaps in and out. The Cube also notifies you of how much material is left in the cartridge and doesn't let you start to print a creation if you don't have enough material to finish it, avoiding waste. Up to 13 to 15 cell phone cases (or creations of similar size) can be printed from a single cartridge. An average smartphone case takes about 2 hours to print. Each layer on the printed creation is 200 microns, or 0.008" (0.2mm) thick.
You can use one color at a time while printing on a Cube. If you want your creation to be multicolored, you can either print it in separate pieces and attach them together later, or they can be printed on a different machine with an optional Cloud Printing service. The cartridges cannot be swapped in the middle of a print.
Please note this cartridge is not compatible with the 3rd-gen Cube, CubePro, EKOCYCLE Cube, or the CubeX.