XYZprinting’s first generation da Vinci 3D printer was only announced a number of months ago, but the Taiwanese company has already announced the next version. The da Vinci 2.0 will be priced at $649 and will ship sometime in April.
At the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) this year, the da Vinci 1.0 created quite a stir with its affordable $499 price point and enclosed build area. It also features an automatically calibrated build platform, a 200 x 200 x 200mm build area and a 100 micron layer resolution. Similar to 3D Systems’ Cube filament system, the da Vinci uses propriety filament cartridges, but automatically feeds the filament into the printer.
The second generation da Vinci will come in at $649 and features dual extrusion heads that allow users to print in multiple colours or materials. Each nozzle will be 0.4mm in size. Disappointingly, XYZprinting has had to reduce the printing volume to 150 x 200 x 200mm, but retains the 100 micron print resolution.
A more expensive version of the da Vinci 2.0 will also be available. The 2.1 features all the same specifications as the 2.0, with the addition of Wi-Fi connectivity, a 5-inch colour touch screen display, a mobile control app and cloud database access. The 2.1 will be priced at a slightly higher price of $999, but in a couple of years the company expects that will drop to around half of that.
Gary Shu, senior manager of market development division at XYZprinting said ”Our current production capacity cannot keep up with strong customer demand,” at the International Symposium on Additive Manufacturing, held at National Taiwan University of Science and Technology in Taipei.
The new printers will ship to the United States, China, Japan and Europe in the second half of the year. Taiwanese customers will be able to get their printers in April.