Dec.17, 2013

New Kinpo Group, a conglomerate specializing in the manufacture of electronic parts and devices, showcased today its new 3D printer da Vinci 1.0, which are sold under the brand XYZprinting, a joint venture of two subsidiaries of Kinpo.

The da Vinci 1.0 will be displayed in ten Kinpo stores and the flagship stores of its partner Vibo Telecom in Taiwan. XYZprinting will begin the delivery of domestic pre-orders for more than 1,000 "da Vinci" units on Dec. 24, 2013. The company is scheduled to start shipping its products to China in January, Japan and the United States in February, and Europe in March, according to chairman Simon Shen. The goal is to sell 100,000 units of 3D printers globally in 2014 to outpace the global leader, Makerbot, announced Shen at a press conference.

The da Vinci 1.0 is priced at NT$15,000 (US$499) and the company will unveil another four new models next year, including one with two print heads and a touchscreen interface at a unit price of NT$20,000-30,000.

The da Vinci 1.0 Specifications:

PRINTING

  • Technology: FFF (FUSED FILAMENT FABRICATION)
  • Maximum build volume (WxHxD): 7.8W X 7.8H X 7.8D INCH (20 X 20 X 20 CM)
  • Printing Mode: FINE: 0.1 MM (100 MICRONS); STD: 0.2 MM (200 MICRONS); SPEED: 0.3 MM (300 MICRONS); ULTRA FAST: 0.4 MM (400 MICRONS)
  • Print Head: SINGLE NOZZLE
  • Nozzle Diameter: 0.4 MM
  • Print Speed: 150 MM/s
  • Filament Diameter: 1.75 MM
  • Print Material: ABS

SOFTWARE

  • File Types: .stl, G code, XYZ Format
  • OS Supports: Windows XP (.Net 4.0 required), Windows 7+, Mac OSX 10.8 64-bit +

OTHERS

  • Panel Type: 4 X 16 LCM
  • Language: ENGLISH, JAPANESE
  • Connectivity: USB 2.0
  • Net Weight (Cartridges included): 51.9 IB/23.5 KG

 

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crabbycakes wrote at 4/7/2014 7:26:40 PM:

How to bypass the XYZ Da Vinci cartridge. You still need a cartridge in place but you can use whatever filament you want, and the cartridge won't countdown to empty. On the Da Vinci it has 3 samples, and one is called "DEMO". This one does not count against your filament count. So to use this you need access to the printer's onboard SD card. The printer takes a simple star screwdriver so you can open the back, or better yet cut a hole in the plastic right above the power button for quick access anytime. Steps: 1. Load stl file in XYZware. 2. Press print 3. Once the file has transferred over to the printer, turn the printer off. 4. Take out sd card and pop it into computer. 5. Using notepad++ on windows, open offlineprinting.gcode and Sample01.gcode 6. Save offlineprinting.gcode as Sample01.gcode and save, overwriting the Sample01.gcode file 7. Disconnect printer from computer 8. Put sd card back in printer and turn on 9. Navigate to Utilitilites>Sample>Demo 10.Confirm to build print 11. Your item will print 12. You can check to make sure you did it right by going to Info>Cartridge Stats>Filament Count. You should notice that the number doesn't change Other things to note: This printer just uses gcode so you could theoretically use Cura or another slicing software to run the printer, but as of right now you still have to use the above method to get it to actually run the gcode. I have sliced and printed a model using Cura, but the results need tweaking at this point. To use pla or other filament you need to change some of the gcode so you have the right temperature settings. This can be done in a text editor or just change it with cura or whatever before generating the file. You could get 72 pounds of cartridges and a brand new Da Vinci printer for the cost of a Replicator 2 (4th gen). That's a lot of filament! Most users will never go through that much, at least not for many years. The cartridges are reasonably priced. You get 600 grams for $28, and free shipping off Amazon. In comparison, 1000 grams from Makerbot costs $48 on Amazon. For $8 more you get 1200 grams of XYZ filament. Cost looks nearly the same to me. So why waste so much time tripping over pennies when XYZ has such a great user experience. I wish XYZ had this printer a few years ago, I would be in heaven!

AC wrote at 3/30/2014 11:09:59 PM:

Seen a user show online they bypassed the cartridge and used thier own spool.

egfegft wrote at 3/6/2014 4:22:42 PM:

srh

Pankaj Rastogi wrote at 1/19/2014 4:03:18 AM:

Where can I buy one.

j.pickens wrote at 12/22/2013 10:24:51 AM:

Beware, uses "cartridges" for filament. Give away the razors so you can still the blades...

Gerry Addley wrote at 12/19/2013 10:44:19 PM:

Where can I buy this? The buy now button doesn't work. g.addley@addleyprecision.com



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