In mid-December, Chinese manufacturer New Kinpo Group announced they would be bringing an affordable 3D printer to the North American market through its XYZprinting business. At CES this week, the company unveiled a few more details regarding its North American plans.
XYZprinting announced at CES this week that it still plans to launch the da Vinci 3D printer in North America this year for an affordable price of $499. The printer will be made available in the U.S, Europe and Japan at that time for $499.
“da Vinci is the ultimate 3D printer for consumers and entrepreneurs because it’s easier and safer to use than anything else out there,” said Simon Shen, the chairman of XYZprinting, Inc. “With da Vinci we are moving 3D printing to the mainstream market by satisfying a need in the consumer and SMB segment for a 3D printer that delivers on affordability and usability.”
The major advantage that XYZprinting has over its competitors is price, but it also touts a number of other features that may help it better compete with the established 3D printing companies in the U.S.:
The da Vinci 3D printer will be available for purchase in March at both XYZprinting's Web site as well as online retailers like Amazon.com.
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