XYZPrinting has made a name for themselves in the consumer-facing 3D printing industry thanks to the affordability and quality performance of the company’s da Vinci 1.0 3D printer. Well, they’re ramping things up once more with the launch of their da Vinci 1.1
Plus, the newest version of their printer. What does it offer and how does it trump the competition?
Let’s take a closer look.
The da Vinci 1.1 Plus
When the original da Vinci 1.0 launched, it made waves in the industry due to its compact design and performance, as well as its affordability. In this realm, the da Vinci 1.1 Plus is completely in keeping with the company’s history.
However, it does offer some significant enhancements over the older version.
The 1.1 Plus is a fully enclosed 3D printer with a compact footprint designed to take up minimal space within a home 3D printing setup. It’s also a bit more colorful and aesthetically pleasing than other models on the market, featuring a blue and grey design, as well as graphics on the front.
The full color screen on the front is also a nice addition, providing users with a simple means of accurately controlling the printer (well, one way – there’s another one we’ll touch on momentarily).
In addition to its compact size and versatile performance, the da Vinci 1.1 Plus also features Wi-Fi connectivity out of the box, with no need to modify the printer on your own. That’s good news for those who prefer to control their printer from their PCs or other devices.
Combine that with the new free app, and you’ve got a recipe for success. XYZPrinting’s new app will be available at no cost, and on both iTunes and Google Play for iOS and Android devices (no word yet on a possible Windows variant, but don’t expect one, at least anytime soon).
Another interesting feature available with the 1.1 Plus is the remote control capability. Users no longer need to be in the same room, or wait and monitor the printer as it completes its print.
In fact, a built-in camera is designed to provide a remote feed to mobile devices so users always know exactly what the printer is doing, and can step in if something goes wrong. The camera sends picture updates directly to the mobile app, where users can monitor the print.
They can also share those pictures through their social media accounts. XYZPrinting has also developed a cloud-based 3D printing design collection online, where users can store their photos for later access.
The full-color touch panel on the printer runs Android, so those familiar with this operating system should have no problem controlling the printer manually if necessary. Finally, the 1.1 Plus is designed to be a standalone system, which means it doesn’t need a connection to your PC or laptop, which is good news for a lot of users.
In the end, the da Vinci 1.1 Plus is a solid offering with a lot of innovation underpinning its functionality. It’s available now, for a cost of $700.