XYZprinting, which is owned by New Kinpo Group, a Taiwanese manufacturing giant, announced at CES in January the launch of a new 3D printer.
As detailed in PC Magazine, the da Vinci will be a personal 3D printer priced at $499. “The da Vinci is a plug-n-play 3D printer, with a large build size for its price, designed for households and small businesses. It offers safety features and an open-source database of free 3D object designs.”
This database, XYZ World, is an open-source 3D cloud library, “featuring thousands of downloadable designs. XYZ World includes pre-loaded designs that users can modify and customize to their preference. Users can upload and share their own designs with the community as well, and rate designs using a user-generated five-star rating system.”
The da Vinci itself, according to XYZ, will be an out-of-the box printer, with no assembly required. “Da Vinci is equipped with a three-step EZ Mode designed to make 3D printing simple and painless for non-experienced users. With Smart Platform Auto Calibration, the distance between the nozzle and print-bed is automatically calibrated to the best position.”
The da Vinci is an enclosed device, which protects users from the heat necessary for its 3D printing processes. Its build area is 7.8 X 7.8 X 7.8 inches and uses ABS plastic filament cartridges, available in 12 colors.
“The da Vinci printer is due to begin shipping in mid-March for $499. The company is now accepting orders, and da Vinci will be available through other online retailers, including Amazon.com, in March.”
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