The 3D printer maker XYZprinting was founded in 2013, which may seem young, but they are backed by the far-reaching research and development heavy Kinpo Group which has more than 8,500 engineers working across four continents. What that means for the 3D printer maker is a lot of history and background in innovation and they are using it to bring great 3D printers to the market.
XYZprinting: Innovation and Experience
In a recent interview, Phair Tsai from the United States office of XYZprinting, talked about this background and how it helps make their da Vinci 3D printer series and newly unveiled Nobel 1.0 3D printers approachable and accessible for anyone desiring to get started with 3D printing.
“We have been in the electronic manufacturing industry for more than four decades now and we have a lot of experience in manufacturing . . . we are actually leveraging our capability of manufacturing . . . into 3D printers,” says Tsai.
New da Vinci 3D Printers
The da Vinci 1.0, 2.0 and 2.1 3D printers are all out-of-the-box ready to use personal 3D printers that come with a variety of open source designs to get new makers started. The 2.0 and 2.1 offer dual extruders and the 2.1 offers wireless capabilities, a built in monitoring camera, and full-color touch screen.
That build in monitoring camera is a great release for the da Vinci 2.1. With a forthcoming tablet app, a user can select to print to the da Vinci 2.1 3D printer in another room, send the print job thanks to built-in wifi, and then be able to see the print job at work through the monitoring camera which snaps a photo every 5 minutes and uploads it to the app.
An entire print job can be completed without ever having to go to the printer.
Another feature that XYZprinting is releasing with their new printers is the 3D fax capabilities. If you have a XYZprinting 3D printer with scanning capabilities, that printer can scan and send a job to another printer over wireless if the receiving printer doesn’t have a scanner.
These thoughtful additions to 3D printers are what is going to make 3D printing more and more accessible and useable in the home and workplace.
Nobel 1.0 SLA 3D Printer
XYZprinting also gave the world a sneak peak of the Nobel 1.0 3D printer this year at Computex 2014. The Nobel 1.0 operates with stereolithography increasing the detail available for 3D printed objects by hardening the plastic with ultraviolet lasers layer by layer.
This printer reaches a print resolution of 25 microns and is currently the most affordable SLA on the market. This design and their projected price point of $2,500 makes the printer perfect for jewelry design, medical offices and industries that require a rapid molding process.
With these user-friendly releases it is no wonder that XYZprinting has won the CES 2014 Editors’ Choice Award and the Computex 2014 BC Best Design Award.
Features like the ones mentioned here are sure to be key in getting great 3D printers into homes and offices around the world.