da Vinci Jr 1.0 3D Printer Review Review Results
Here we analyze XYZPrinting’s da Vinci Jr. 1.0 3D printer. XYZPrinting has been in the fore front of manufacturing affordable 3D printers. Unlike most of the 3D printer makers, XYZPrinting has been in the 2D printing industry for four decades, with manufacturing facilities spread across various continents.
da Vinci Jr. 1.0 3D Printer Basics
The da Vinci Jr. weights about 33 lbs (14.9 kg), and has exterior dimensions of 16.54 x 16.93 x 14.96 inches (420 x 430 x 380 mm).
The da Vinci Jr. prints using 1.75mm PLA filament through a 0.4mm extruder nozzle, and has a printing resolution range between 100 and 400 microns. The da Vinci Jr, has a print area of 5.9 x 5.9 x 5.9 inches (150 x 150 x 150 mm), and a total usable build volume of 205 cubic inches (3.3 L). The printer has four speed settings: Fine, Standard, Speed and Ultra-Fast.
da Vinci Jr. 1.0 3D Printer Pros
This printer has been designed for “junior” aka beginner makers. One of the most important things to do after unboxing a 3D printer is calibration. The da Vinci Jr. is easy to calibrate. It starts printing accurately straight out of the box. All you need to do is unbox, and feed the filament into the extruder and plug in the printer. It is that simple!
Most other 3D printers, with similar specifications, are priced between $700 and $1500. The da Vinci Jr. is priced affordably under $400. The da Vinci Jr. is one of the most affordable 3D printers on the market today. Important features such as nozzle diameter and printing resolution are similar to those of higher end 3D printers.
da Vinci Jr. 1.0 3D Printer Cons
The use of proprietary filament spools is one of biggest drawbacks of this printer. The filament spools are equipped with an RFID chip which communicates with the printer. The presence of this chip is mandatory for the printer to function. This translates into buying spools of filament from XYZPrinting only. For most this won’t be a problem, and the filament is not costly.
This 3D printer has been designed for PLA filaments only. Keep in mind that this 3D printer is designed for beginners, and PLA filament is both easy to use and bio-degradable.
da Vinci Jr. 1.0 3D Printer Review Verdict
The da Vinci Jr. is an affordable, high resolution, and fully enclosed 3D printer. These are features usually only found in more expensive 3D printers. If you are looking for an affordable 3D printer that is feature rich, the da Vinci Jr. may be the 3D printer you are looking for.