Not only are XYZ here at CES for the 3D printing pie but they’ve tapped into other zeitgeist technologies too as they launch some fitness wearables and a smart home device that encourages food cultivation in the home.
But it is those 3D printers we’re most interested in; the first is the DaVinci series, which includes the standard DaVincis, the 3D Printer/Scanner DaVinci AIO and the newly launched DaVinci Jr. At $499 the original DaVinci printer launched at the same show last year caused something of a stir in that it was possibly the cheapest, fully-assembled 3D printer on the market at that moment cutting competitors prices in half, this smaller and more user-friendly Jr. should raise even more eyebrows priced as it is at just $349.
XYZPrinting Da Vinci Jr.
Priced at a staggeringly low $349 the DaVinci Jr is possibly the cheapest assembled 3D printer at CES
CES has also been the first opportunity to see the XYZprinting Nobel in action. This stereolithography machine with a similar spec to many others (25 micron resolution, 128 x 128 x 200 mm build area) on the market is priced at $1499 around half the average price of other competitors. It has to be said that though some of the DaVinci FDM prints were a little disappointing the example prints from the resin-based machine are remarkably similar to those of their competitors. They also offer five colours of their resin.
XYZprinting Nobel examples
Parts from the Nobel printer are of similar quality to that of other SLA desktop machines.
XYZprinting have also launched their Food 3D Printer, which uses a paste syringe-based system to deposit layers of edible food, the examples we saw were dough cookies shaped like
dinosaurs, the dough is then baked and an voila, a dinosaur cookie. Though the price has yet to be announced we expect it to be affordable and is likely to be in the $500 region, which includes the touch screen.
But the more intriguing printer and one even our tour guide revealed relatively little information about was the XYZprinting 3D Jet, using inkjet material it wasn’t printing when we visited the booth but there were examples of prints sitting next to it. Those prints were absolutely tint and required a magnifying glass to see the examples. It looks like an Objet machine inside and out though the prints appeared more akin to a stereolithography machine.
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XYZprinting 3D Jet Examples
The Examples from the 3D Jet
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The 3D Jet is being showcased at CES
But there remains relatively little detail about the machine.
We will update on this machine when we can grab someone who new a little more about the device shrouded in secrecy.