XYZprinting have released the “da Vinci Jr 1.0 3-in-1” 3D printer and a 3D pen, two additions to their product line for beginners.
1. Improved Model: The “da Vinci Jr 1.0 3-in-1” 3D Printer
Most notably is the “da Vinci Jr 1.0 3-in-1” multipurpose 3D printer. Whereas the “da Vinci Jr. 1.0” (review here, buy here) is on sale for $345.95, XYZ’s new printer costs $549.95. It is aimed at users who want more than a very basic 3D printer without sacrificing their savings.
For starters, the da Vinci Jr 1.0 3-in-1 comes with Wi-Fi connectivity and an auto-calibration feature. The “3-in-1” also offers a 3D scanner, which theoretically allows makers a huge range of opportunities (depending on the quality, which we haven’t tested yet). The scanning unit has a 360-degree rotating platform for full object scanning. It takes five minutes to scan objects of a maximal 4.7 x 4.7 inch size using the built-on high-resolution laser.
The laser engraver lets you get creative on various materials such as paper, cardboard, leather, wood, and plastic. But be aware that the laser engraving is sold as an add-on kit – this will set you back another $199.
The company says in a press release: “Its built-in laser scanning module and optional laser engraver add-on fulfill the demand for 3D scanning and 3D printing all in one machine. The 3D scanner has a resolution of up to 0.25mm, meaning you can recreate your beloved items digitally in great detail.”
2. 3D Drawing with the “da Vinci 3D Pen”
For anyone who wants to create and scribble in three dimensions, XYZprinting offers their new “da Vinci 3D pen”. The lightweight model wants to appeal to designers, teachers, and artists as it features a self-feeding filament mechanism and a one-click start. It needs some minutes to heat up, then the pen can print with eleven differently colored PLA filaments. It is cord-bound and doesn‘t work on batteries.
It costs $49.50, which is significantly less than most 3D pens. If you’re interested in the competition, please take a look at this article.
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