According to Techradar, a company known as XYZ Printing is on its way to create the first affordable 3D printer, priced at around or below £200 if it makes it over here to the UK.
XYZ’s Da Vinci 1.0 3D printer isn’t the most technologically advanced beast, according to the article, with its printing abilities being sound but using the device being somewhat tricky.. However, XYZ’s product can achieve a professional, industrial grade finish which surpasses that of some of the more advanced 3D printing kits currently available.
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At the moment the current Da Vinci model goes for around $500, a hefty price tag for sure. However, XYZ’s Gary Shu thinks the current 3D printing market has not yet matured and that one day, printers from XYZ of this high standard will be able to drop in price to around $299, although as yet this is unconfirmed.
Even the maker of such a high standard device has his reservations about the current model, with Shu reportedly saying that the Da Vinci 1.0 is not yet up to scratch, and that one day 3D printing should be able to rival 2D printers which combine ease of use with highly accurate final products in a full spectrum of colours.
Indeed, 3D printing has yet to master the whole colour thing, with full colour ranges still not yet worked out, even by major authorities on the technology. Shu believes that if XYZ can become a name in its own right, instead of manufacturing products for others which is their current activity, the printing company could help bring down the adoption time for 3D printing from a projected 5 years to just 2-3.
The future seems bright for XYZ, with their latest up and coming 3D printer, the Da Vinci 1.0 AIO including the “most precise consumer-grade 3D scanning system” on the market. The device can easily capture an object’s profile for replication in less than five minutes, for a price at under £650.
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When 3D printing truly takes off, sometime before 2020, expect XYZ Printing to have a hand in it somehow. Until then, you’ll have to make do with experimental models which will soon be made obsolete, or just stick to printing in 2D.
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