It’s obvious that the world is smitten with 3D printing, as we watch innovators showing off incredible new designs and gizmos with glee—many for fun, and many more for serious industry. It’s also abundantly clear that many have fallen in love with using the products of an undeniable leader in manufacturing—XYZPrinting, headquartered in Taiwan. And this is not just opinion, but black and white fact, as anyone who is reading a range of reports on 3D printer sales will see, from true global user trends to bestselling online sales and IT market research. Their success is exciting, the enthusiasm contagious, and we continue to follow this dynamic company so full of energy, dedicated to pleasing a creative community that today is full of sophisticated and discerning consumers.
If you are a 3D printing enthusiast shopping the market this year, you might be pretty psyched to hear that this company is planning to release a total of seven new 3D printers. That should keep the world busy making things for a while—and offer us plenty to write about as well. The da Vinci Pro 1.0 3-in-1 was announced last month, with a bevy of new features to look forward to as this compact 3D printer also functions as a high-resolution scanner and includes an optional laser engraver too—all while still taking up just a modest amount of space at 46.8 x 51 x 55.8 cm (18.4 x 20 x 22 inches).
The new user friendly 3-in-1 is now available for pre-order from XYZPrinting at a promotional price of $899 with free ground shipping, expected to commence in mid-May. The promotion, only valid in the US, is running through May 15. You must be an XYZPrinting member to sign up to purchase this new release which so far was only available in the Europe marketplace.
The popular 3D printing manufacturer recommends this, the ‘ultimate makers’ machine,’ for the usual array of both enthusiasts and professionals from designers to engineers and architects. Users can look forward to printing high-quality models also in high volume from this printer with built-in wifi, which operates with either 1.75 mm PLA or ABS 3D printing filament. Other exciting features for the 3D printing option include:
- 20 x 20 x 19 cm build size
- Intuitive calibration system
- Quick extruder release for easy cleaning and maintenance
The integrated 3D scanner offers a 360 degree rotating platform, along with the ability to scan models from different angles which can then be merged into one image. Other features include:
- Dual-laser scanning technology, eliminating distortion
- Auto-imaging within five minutes
- Full ability to edit, scale, re-position, and use post-production software
The laser engraver option means that you can indeed switch out the 3D printing extruder to employ that particular add-on, as you engrave designs into a range of other materials like wood, leather, and cardboard.
If you are interested in becoming your own little mini-factory, this is probably a great machine with all the capabilities offered. XYZPrinting promises high-end performance, as you enjoy the aluminum bed decreasing warpage, heating that is adjustable, high speeds in production, and retraction settings.
Also, the new XYZware Pro software offers the ability for you to make high-quality prints, enjoy awesome speed, and allows for you to adjust nozzle, temperatures, and retraction settings, as well as receiving print support. XYZPrinting states that the software also has improved slicing speeds and is compatible with third party g-codes, Cura and Slic3r.
And if this particular 3D printer isn’t exactly what you are looking for, just wait a bit—as we know plenty more releases and XYZPrinting excitement is on the way, via the New Kinpo Group owned subsidiary boasting offices in China, Japan, the US, and Europe. The backing of a strong parent company and the strong leadership of CEO Simon Shen has been conducive to their accelerated growth, sending them straight to the top in the 3D printing industry—where it seems they will stay for quite some time