Da Vinci 3D Printer

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Arguably one of the cheapest ready-to-print machines on the market. The Da Vinci is posed to bring 3d Printing to the average joe. Even at the low price point, the Da Vinci is packing some sweet features on its tech sheet. It claims a 100 micron printing resolution, and an impressive 7.8 x 7.8 x 7.8 inch print volume.

With any 3d printer there is a bit of a learning curve, but XYZ Printing has made an effort to simplify many of the frustrating processes. The automatic print bed level is heaven sent for many Makers who know the pain of making hand adjustments. Some reviewers have said the automated level takes a long time, so that might be a drawback to some, but for simplicity’s sake, it goes a long way.

Other thumbs-up-features are the enclosed printing area, manageable printer size, and easy to use software. I would also say that having this thing available on Amazon makes it even more appealing to me. You should be able to purchase this thing with confidence.

Regardless of its price and features, one of the biggest drawbacks for me is the proprietary print cartridge.  Quit a few 3D printer companies are taking this approach, and it is not something I easily stand by. I believe there are better ways a company can make me into a returning customer than just forcing a dependency on their filaments. To some people this might not be a problem, especially since the cartridge offers easy to replace functionality.

Overall, this thing looks like a great way to become a Maker.

Where to buy

Amazon.com – XYZprinting Da Vinci 1.0 3D Printer

 Specs

Resolution Fine: 0.1 MM (100 Microns)
Standard: 0.2 MM (200 Microns)
Speed: 0.3 MM (300 Microns)
Ultra Fast: 0.4 MM (400 Microns)
Maximum build volume (WxHxD) 7.8W X 7.8H X 7.8D inch (20 X 20 X 20 cm)
Nozzle Diameter 0.4 MM
Filament Diameter 1.75 MM
Filament Cartridge Proprietary
Printer Width 8.4 inches / 46.8 cm
Printer Height 20 inches / 51 cm
Printer Depth 22 inches / 55.8 cm

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