I really don’t know how XYZprinting does it. I can’t think of any other company in the 3D printing industry that releases new products so frequently, and those products are of consistently high quality. At the end of May, they introduced a whopping 11 new products, and just a few weeks ago they released the new classroom-oriented da Vinci miniMaker. Today, the company has announced the availability of two more products.
First is the da Vinci 3D Pen, which was one of the 11 products unveiled at the end of May, and is now available from Amazon or the XYZprinting website, as well as XYZ’s other retailers. At only $49.95, it’s significantly cheaper than the 3Doodler, and offers the same easy, freehand design capabilities. 11 colors of 1.75mm PLA filament are available for the lightweight pen, which XYZprinting describes as being ideal for classrooms.
“The release of the da Vinci 3D Pen has meaningful implications for the future of 3D printing and consumer technology overall,” said Simon Shen, CEO of XYZprinting and parent company New Kinpo Group. “3D printing technology is becoming more attainable for the average user who can now access advanced technology at a reasonable price.”
Not only can the da Vinci 3D Pen create standalone 3D objects, it can also be used to decorate preexisting items. It comes with a tangle-proof cord, and using it is as easy as the push of a button.
XYZprinting is also releasing a new printer that combines two of their most popular printers into one: the da Vinci Jr. and the da Vinci Pro 1.0 3-in-1. The 3-in-1, which was released a few months ago, combines a 3D printer, 3D scanner, and laser engraver into one machine, and now XYZprinting is introducing a miniaturized version in the da Vinci Jr. 1.0 3-in-1. It offers the same capabilities as the original 3-in-1, with much less bulk. Billed as “the best multifunctional 3D printer for beginners,” it’s also plug-and-play simple to use.
Like the da Vinci Pro 1.0 3-in-1, the Jr. includes a 360° automatic rotating platform that scans in five minutes for high-resolution images. The printer features a non-heated bed, a simple press-and-release extruder, auto-calibration, and auto-feeding filament, plus WiFi connectivity and a built-in SD card. For higher-resolution prints, XYZprinting is also offering an optional 0.3mm nozzle that can be purchased separately. (Like with the standard 3-in-1, the laser engraver is also sold separately.)
A few specifications include:
- Printer dimensions: 16.54 x 16.93 x 14.96 inches (42 x 43 x 38 cm)
- Build volume: 5.9 x 5.9 x 5.9 inches (15 x 15 x 15 cm)
- Print resolution: 100-400 microns
- Nozzle diameter: 0.4 mm
- Filament: 1.75 mm PLA
- Software: XYZware
The da Vinci Jr. 1.0 3-in-1 is being sold for $549.95, and the laser engraver, which works on soft materials such as leather and cork plus certain woods and plastics, can be purchased for an additional $199. The free XYZgallery app, available for Apple and Android, allows users to print directly from their phones or tablets. Discuss further in the New 3D Printing Pen & 3D Printer from XYZprinting forum over at 3DPB.com.
You can check out a couple of quick tutorials on the da Vinci Jr. 1.0 3-in-1 and the da Vinci 3D Printing Pen below: