Review: XYZ da Vinci 1.0 AIO
We’ve just checked out the cheaper option for the newly available XYZ 3D printers available, now it’s time to look in on the more expensive version, the XYZ da Vinci 1.0 AIO. Just bear in mind that ‘more expensive’, in this case, doesn’t mean ‘extremely expensive’ either.
The XYZ da Vinci 1.0 AIO is fairly similar to its less-equipped sibling, with a similar print size – 20 x 20 x 19cm in this case, a loss of just 1cm. It’s also a closed unit, meaning that it’s quite safe to use in the average home.
Other similarities include identical dimensions of 46.8 x 51 x 55.8cm and the ability to use ABS plastics for its work.
Where the XYZ da Vinci 1.0 AIO differs is that it’s able to make use of PLA plastics as well, and it needs a beefier operating system to er… operate. Windows 7 or OS X 10.8 or better are required, while the RAM requirement is the same.
But the major change is that the XYZ da Vinci 1.0 AIO features a scanner. An actual 15 x 15 scanner, which uses lasers to scan objects into a printable format. These scans can then be replicated without having to resort to learning how to program your own 3D printing files, which can be an obstacle when you’re starting out in 3D printing.
If need be, you can use the XYZ da Vinci 1.0 AIO with a Windows XP system, you just need to make sure that you have .NET Framework 4.0 installed.
The XYZ da Vinci 1.0 AIO is the perfect way to dive head-first into the 3D printing revolution, with everything you need (barring the filament you’ll undoubtedly go though) available here from the outset. It’s time to get one or three of these.