XYZPrinting is one of the leading companies in the realm of consumer-friendly 3D Printers. With their inexpensive, plug-and-play da Vinci 1.0 3D Printer, XYZPrinting has established themselves as a supportive and innovative company. While the da Vinci 1.0 3D Printer is certainly a great piece of hardware, XYZPrinting has decided to step up their game and develop the new da Vinci 1.0 AiO 3D Printer/Scanner.
The Future of 3D Printing and Scanning
The da Vinci AiO is exactly as its name suggests: an all-in-one 3D Printer and Scanner. As one of the few all-in-one solutions on the market, it’s certainly a welcome addition to the 3D Printing world. At a price of $799 (USD), it’s the most affordable, all-in-one 3D Printer on the market. This also puts it at a lower price-point than most other consumer grade 3D Printers, which don’t even include a scanner.
The da Vinci 1.0 AiO can build objects as large as 7.8” x 7.8” x 7.8” using fused filament fabrication (FFF) technology. FFF technology means that the printer builds objects layer upon layer using a heated nozzle to extrude the ABS material onto a heated platform. The heated platform on the AiO ensures that your object sticks to the base while your build is processing. This feature keeps your object securely on the platform, making sure that it doesn’t pop off and completely ruin your build. You can select from two different kinds of filament material for the AiO printer: ABS or PLA. The AiO also uses a proprietary filament cartridge, which allows it to give you details regarding how much material you have left, much like modern-day standard printers.
The scanner on the AiO is able to scan objects as large as 6”x6”x6”. The scanner uses XYZPrinting’s software – called XYZScan – to render your scan into a .STL file that you can then export or modify however you see fit. The scanner itself uses asymmetric Laser Sensor technology. There is a turntable built into the platform at the bottom of the printer. The turntable rotates the object clockwise while the lasers scan it. XYZPrinting states that they have a scanning algorithm that automatically fills in voids on your model with proper textures and curves. According to the XYZPrinting specifications, the scanner has an accuracy and resolution of 0.25 mm.
da Vinci 1.0 AiO 3D Printer/Scanner
The da Vinci 1.0 AiO is able to both print and scan .STL and .XYZ Format file types. Being that .STL seems to be the most widely used file format, you will be able to print just about anything you download or create. Design and print from most of today’s premier design software, such as PTC Creo, Chief Architect, Skanect, Solidworks and much more. XYZWare and XYZScan both have multiple options to modify your build or your scan to the specifications that you desire.
The AiO marks a big leap forward in 3D Printing. To have such technology at such an affordable price shows just how far we have come and where the technology will go in the coming years. With companies like XYZPrinting creating such advanced and user-friendly products, the 3D printing revolution will be here sooner, rather than later.