Taiwan-based XYZprinting shook up the 3D printing industry earlier this year when it announced it would be a launching a hobbyist 3D printer for only $500. The Da Vinci sported performance on the level of a MakerBot Replicator 2 at a quarter of the price. Now the company has an even better 3D printer set to launch next month.
XYZprinting announced this week that it will be shipping the Da Vinci 2.0 3D printer in April of this year. As its name suggests, the Da Vinci 2.0 is merely an upgraded version of the original, but it does feature some big improvements.
To start, the Da Vinci 2.0 sports a dual extrusion head which allows it to print multi-colored objects. This alone already puts it on par with the MakerBot Replicator 2X. Unfortunately, the dual extruder head comes at the expense of a slightly smaller build volume when compared to the original. The original Da Vinci had a build volume of 200x200x200mm while the Da Vinci 2.0 has a build volume of 150x200x200mm.
The Da Vinci 2.0 isn't the only new 3D printer out of XYXprinting this year. The company will also be releasing the Da Vinci 2.1 - a Da Vinci 2.0 with even more features. While the two will be mostly the same, the 2.1 features a 5-inch color touch panel, multi-language display, cloud database access and more.
Here are the specs for both printers:
The Da Vinci 2.0 will retail for $649 when it launches in April, and the Da Vinci 2.1 will retail for $999. Both are significantly cheaper than the competition and should provide an inexpensive entry point for those interested in 3D printing. Of course, the original $500 Da Vinci 1.0 will still be available as well for those who want an even cheaper option.[h/t: 3ders] Image via XYZprinting