Apr 5, 2014

da Vinci 2.0 and 2.1 3d printers announced

Seems that the 499$ da Vinci 1.0 was a success. XYZprinting announced two new models with inspiring names: 2.0 and 2.1 ...
  • da Vinci 2.0 model features dual extrusion heads that allow the user to print multi-colored objects with ease. The build volume is a little smaller at 150 x 200 x 200 mm (5.9 x 7.8 x 7.8 inch). Each printer houses a 0.4mm nozzle. XYZprinting says the printer can achieve a resolution of up to 100 microns per layer, same as the da Vinci 1.0.
  • da Vinci 2.1 has all the features da Vinci 2.0 has, with extra cloud database access, Wi-Fi connectivity, 5-inch color touch panel, multi language display and remote control via mobile app. The da Vinci 2.1 retails for $999, with cartridge spools of filament costing $28.
On personal note: I think that proprietary filament cartridges are bad business model ...