Armed with slit laser triangulation technology capable of a 0.25 mm scan accuracy, the da Vinci 1.0 Pro 3in1 is a multi-purpose 3D printer designed for DIY makers. With automatic imaging taking only 5 minutes at a scan resolution of 3 x 3 to 15 x 15cm, XYZprinting built the “perfect machine for becoming your own manufacturer.”
The da Vinci comes with a 360-degree rotating platform and is backed by dual-laser scanning technology. Equipped with an intuitive scanning program that transforms multi-angle scans into one image, XYZprinting’s all-in-one printer/scanner/engraver ensures a “distortion-free capture of every single detail.”
Whether you want to scale, reposition, reshape, or combine images, da Vinci’s finished scans are fully editable which turns your prints into ready-to-go prototypes. “Our aim at XYZprinting has always been to break down the barriers to the world of 3D printing and enable the maker revolution,” said CEO Simon Shen. “The da Vinci 1.0 Pro 3in1 is the next step towards achieving this and helping our users to bring their vision to life exactly as they want them – it’s the ultimate offering for personalization.”
As a 3D printer, the Da Vinci Pro is a rather impressive for its mid-range price point. With a max build size of 7.8 x 7.8 x 7.8 inches and an autoloading filament mechanism, XYZ’s printer is “perfect for designers, engineers, architects, and anyone looking for a user-friendly 3D printer that can print objects at a high volume, professional degree.” From the Pro’s 100 microns (0.1 millimeters) resolution to its compatibility with third-party 1.75 filaments, the da Vinci printer is a versatile device, especially for its economical price tag.
So what sets the da Vinci 1.0 Pro 3in1 from the competition? For one, XYZ printing wanted to create a multi-functional dual-laser printer. By simply changing out the 3D printer head for a laser engraver ($199), you can emboss objects up to 5.9 x 5.9 inches. Secondly, the XYZware CAD suite is designed to “manipulate objects along a virtual X, Y, Z axis prior to a print job.” In other words, the incorporated software does a fantastic job hand-holding users through the initial scanning process to layering the final 3D objects. It does so in a seamless fashion whether you’re a beginning 3D hobbyist replicating figurines to the advanced engineer designing complex building models.
Compatible with Windows 7+ and Mac OSX 10.8+, the da Vinci Pro connects over your wireless network and is equipped with XYZprinting’s intelligent calibration system. From the aluminum print bed for proper heat distribution to its 6.6 lbs turntable payload, XYZ thought of pretty much everything to make the transition from design to physical 3D prototype a smooth one. Backed by a one-year manufacturer’s warranty and a rather fool-proof software program, this is an ideal machine for breaking into the 3D printing industry.