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Brightly-colored 3D printer takes additive manufacturing to school

by • June 29, 2016 • No Comments

The da Vinci miniMaker is an education-focused 3D printing device that is aimed at encouraging the upcoming generation of createers and engineers to get to grips with additive producing. XYZ Printing has married beginner-friendly showcases and ease of use with a bright, colorful and fun create.

  • The process has the same create dimensions as the pricier da Vinci Jr. 1.0 printing device, that ...
  • Despite its bright appearance and small nature, the company insists that the new printing device can yet ...
  • The printing device is createed to be effortless to use, with an auto-calibration process createed to provide ...
  • The da Vinci miniMaker just prints with XYZ Printing's own non-toxic, bio-degradable PLA filament

Designed with K-12 classroom learning in mind, XYZ’s new baby 3D printing device has been createed to manufacture producing fun and attractive to younger generations. Despite its gaudy appearance and small nature, the company insists that it can yet be a potent producing tool, with a create dimensions of 5.9 x 5.9 x 5.9 in (15 x 15 x 15 cm). That is definitely the same as the pricier da Vinci Jr. 1.0 printing device (another beginner model), that is 30 percent larger than the new machine.

In keeping with its child-friendly focus, the da Vinci miniMaker sports a non-heated print bed and just prints with XYZ Printing’s own non-toxic, bio-degradable PLA filament. The material has been tested extensively to confirm that it is actually free of both heavy metals and DEHP (a toxic compound).

The printing device is in addition createed to be effortless to use, with an auto-calibration process that provides the most possible prints without the require for any guide adjustments. The function carefully works out the distance and level of the print surface and the nozzle, and confirms that all things is correctly spaced, producing certain that prints are accomplished as accurately as possible.

Alongside the hardware, the printing device in addition comes with access to the company’s “Educational Ecoprocess,” that provides a range of applications to assist teachers and students get to grips with createing and producing. This comes with a 3D modeling application called XYZmanufacturer, and a library of additional than 4,500 3D models, ranging of toys and games to art creates.

The da Vinci miniMaker is set to ship in the third quarter of 2016, priced at a quite reasonable US$230.

Source: XYZ Printing


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