3D printers are now moving in the lower price segment in areas that retailers consider to be quite affordable. On the market, you will find several devices that are suitable as entry-level devices in 3D printing. The company XYZprinting from Taiwan with the 3D printer named Da Vinci 1.0 provides such a comparatively low-cost model.The device sold as a finished product - and thus not as a kit - uses ABS plastic as the starting material.
Da Vinci 1.0 scores with its price and other advantages
In the test, the XYZprinting Da Vinci 1.0 impresses with its price and various other advantages. However, the 3-D printer also has its weak points at such a low price. Below you will learn the strengths and drawbacks of the proposed unit of Taiwan know.
Already during the installation itself is a notable advantage Da Vinci 1.0 of XYZprinting of. You get a calibrated 3-D printer. Consequently, there is no need for any further adjustments to the distance between the extruder and the platform. This saves you a work that otherwise requires a lot of fingertip feeling. If you need to readjust, you will find the corresponding screws underneath the plate.
Easy commissioning of the 3D printer
The instructions for the further procedure during the installation can be found on the enclosed CD in English.Connect the printer to your PC using the USB cable. In the next step, start the printer and insert the required media.The filament called ABS plastic provides XYZprinting with in the form of cassettes.
To service has the Da Vinci 1.0 via a display. In the menu, select "Load Filament". Ultimately, you only need a few steps to get the 3-D printer to its ready-to-run state. As a result, the device presented scores a very simple installation. For the majority of the available on the market models installing takes longer to complete.
Gets another plus point of the Da Vinci 1.0 of XYZprinting for its final construction. Usually you will receive a kit for such favorable conditions, which you assemble yourself. This assembly takes quite a few hours and presupposes manual dexterity. With XYZprinting you get - despite the low price - an already assembled 3-D printer. As a result, three-dimensional printing is no longer in the way of the machine.
Acceptable printing speed, good printing results at the highest quality level
If you order a 3-D print, the Da Vinci 1.0 convinces with an acceptable printing speed. Particularly at the lowest level of the resolution hold the desired object quite fast in the hands. If you expect more of the resolution and the quality of the surface, the time will be longer.
A quality characteristic of 3-D printers represents the resolution or the layer thickness. The finer prints a machine, the less you recognize the individual layers . The XYZprinting Da Vinci 1.0 offers you three different settings with regard to the resolution. You can choose between "Normal", "High" and "Excellent". With the option of 3-D printers, an increase, while a minus receives the test when looking at the micron values.
If you opt for the finest resolution, the 3-D printer creates satisfactory results with a layer thickness of 200 Micron. In this case, you get a fairly smooth surface, which does not point too strongly to the different steps. The pressure is different in normal or high resolution. The Da Vinci 1.0 prints faster, but unclean. At standard pressure, the layer thickness is 400 microns. At this point, you will notice the low purchase price of the device being tested.
Disadvantage: XYZprinting uses specific cassettes for the filament
The next disadvantage to be noticed during the test is the use of manufacturer-specific cassettes with the required ABS plastic. The company from Taiwan uses its own cartridges to supply the printer with the filament. That leads to a dependence of those substitutes that brings XYZprinting in trading.
You do not have the opportunity to buy at any provider refill material because the printer only accepts XYZprinting-Ware. The dependency is reflected in higher purchase costs for the required ABS plastic. Accordingly, the favorable purchase is accompanied by a more expensive operation.