XYZprinting is a relatively new company, founded in 2013, but has already released several 3D printers to the public. They are committed to creating cost-effective products to the consumer market and businesses worldwide. They have been focused on user experience with every product they have brought to the market. Their focus on innovation has put them in a good position to compete in the 3D printer market. The support of Kinpo Group, a world leading conglomerate in electronic manufacturing, gives XYZprinting access to thousands of engineers in four continents for research and development. Kinpo Group has been developing and manufacturing printers for commercial and personal use for more than a decade. In 2014 XYZprinting was given recognition by Tom’s Guide Readers’ Choice Award for their developments in the 3D printing industry. The Company also won the CES 2014 Editors’ Choice Award for their first version of the da Vinci 3D printer. The printer was credited with being the most user-friendly and affordable 3D printer. Those individuals interested in a desktop 3D printer should consider XYZprinting’s newest version of the da Vinci 3D printer.
The da Vinci 1.0 AiO is a good option for 3D printing enthusiasts that are interested in a versatile user friendly experience. It is relatively inexpensive and includes a 3D scanner. The scanning platform is located below the printing platform and can scan objects at a maximum size of 6 x 6 x 6 inches. The scanner is especially good for consumers without 3D modeling skills. The printer comes assemble and calibrated straight out of the box. There is a lot of packing material, so be prepared to spend some time removing tape and cutting zip ties. If anything happens to the printer during unpacking, there is an option to manually calibrate the printer. The AiO is a rather large printer for a single extruder (18.4 x 20.1 x 22 inches). The printer comes with an ABS filament cartridge for the user’s first print.
The XYZprinting da Vinci 1.0 AiO works very nicely as a 3D printer. It also doubles as a 3D scanner, which is really fun to use. The scanner is very convenient for first time users that are not familiar with CAD programs and digital 3D files. The printer has a large print platform in comparison to other desktop 3D printers. For this reason the printer is capable of printing larger object then other desktop printers. In most cases, this printer provides and “out-of-the-box” experience for consumers, meaning there is little to no calibration or assembly required. This printer is also very moderately priced. This printer is reliable and easy to use. There is a digital display screen on the front of the AiO. A portion of this display screen shows the amount of filament left on the spool. This feature is especially handy because the spool is hidden within the cartridge. Replacing the filament is extremely easy because of the cartridge feature. There are a variety of filament colors available allowing uses to print multiple variations of their favorite models.
The XYZprinting da Vinci 1.0 AiO uses proprietary filament cartridges. Users can only use filament produced by XYZprinting. These cartridges put users at the mercy of XYZprinting’s pricing model and these cartridges are more expensive than comparable filament spools. The printing platform is difficult to access, making it hard to clean. The platform is not removable like some other brands of printers. Filament cartridges cannot be swap during a job; users must be sure that they have enough filament for their next job. Also, this printer can only print in one color in a single job. Individuals that are interested in printing with multiple colors should consider a 3D printer with dual extruders.