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XYZprinting da Vinci Mini 3D Printer Review

Da Vinci Mini 3d Printer – Xyz printing introduced XYZprinting da Vinci Mini 3D Printer following the launch of last year’s da Vinci Junior. It is very compact compared to Jr. 1.0. It is in the least expensive entry-level 3D printer category.

XYZprinting da Vinci Mini 3D Printer is completely assembled and is aimed for home use and at beginners. It has caught the attention of all 3D printing enthusiasts with its stunning orange look. This device is perfect for a home with children because it has a protective cover around its print surface. You do not have to worry about setting up, calibrating and cleaning the nozzles. This is an immaculate model, and compared to other peer devices, it is very reliable and creates good quality builds.

Build Volume

The Mini 3D Printer can print stunning 5.9 “x 5.9” x 5.9 “builds. This means you can print most of your hobbies without restrictions. This feature is similar to XYZprinting’s own da Vinci Jr. 1.0 product.

Resolution & Speed

Mini can print as small as 1 “x 1” x 1 “and as thin as 100 microns or 0.1 mm, with a film thickness ranging from 100 microns to 400 microns, surpassing many high-priced 3D printers in this category. The printing speed of Mini is good and can print up to 100mm / sec. Surprisingly, the quality at this speed is much better than their counterparts.

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Extruder, Nozzle & Filament

Its single nozzle unit with 0.4 mm, is a standard size among pre-assembled models. XYZprinting has tied the filament to its proprietary PLA type. They claim that it is because it is non-toxic, metal-free, biodegradable and safe to use at home. The manufacturer wants to make sure you use only authentic filament. It also prevents you from using filaments from other manufacturers that the company does not support.

Nevertheless, it might be a limitation for you to enjoy the flexibility of playing with different filaments of your choice.

The best thing is that you get a natural color PLA filament of 100 meters or 300 gr along with this product when you unpack it. It helps you get started right away to work on your projects. You can plan in advance to order more filaments at the time of ordering the device so you do not have to wait for the filament to arrive to complete your projects if you are running out of the filament provided by the manufacturer.

Each filament spool is equipped with a chip that is read by the device. The device tells you how much filament is left to refill it. This feature is handy for tracking filament usage. The alarm may not be accurate because it does not display filament, even if there is a lot of filament left in the spool. Loading filament is a simple and automated task with Mini. But do note that you may not be able to stop printing in the middle. If you want to print your objects with different colors, it is recommended to finish printing first. Then you can send it later with the paint colors of your choice.

Connectivity

 

The highlight of XYZprinting da Vinci Mini 3D Printer is that it has the ability to connect to WiFi (802.11 b / g / n). We can only find Wi-Fi connectivity with some of the very expensive 3D printers so this one’s definitely a treat. You can also use USB 2.0 to connect to your PC or MAC.

However, this device does not have an SD card option that could limit its use.

Control Software & OS Support

XYZprinting da Vinci Mini 3D Printer comes with its proprietary XYZ software, which cuts the STL file before sending it to the printer. The software offers basic options and user-friendly. You can see that cutting is pretty seamless and fast. XYZprinting offers you extensive designs from its free resources. You can also download the app from Android or iPad to print from the xyz3D Gallery.

You can print objects designed in other common applications such as Autocad, Solidworks, and TinkerCad. You only need to save the files in STL format or Microsoft 3MF 3D files. If you want to print the designs from your own scanner, load the file into the 3D editor and convert it to STL format.

This device supports Windows 7 and a PC. You can also use Mac OS X 10.8 if you are a Mac user. Some of the Mac consumers find some minor issues, but Windows is stable.

Power Supply & Dimensions

It works with the standard power consumption of 100-240V at 50-60Hz. Please note that this device does not fit with a fan. With a size of 395 x 335 x 360 mm XYZprinting da Vinci Mini 3D Printer fits perfectly on your desk or in the corner of your home.

It’s compact enough to be placed in the classroom or office room and is portable enough to move across multiple locations.

The pack size is 21.65 x 15.35 x 18.50 inches (550 x 390 x 470 mm) and weighs about 10 kg.

Final Thoughts

A majority of consumers have rated this product as 5-stars and 4-stars because they are satisfied with the ease-of-use and reliability. Some of them are willing to ignore their restriction on limited filament usage because their expectations exceed with their great features like Wi-Fi and better quality.

Users are also pleased with this device because they found it to fit perfectly in their home and classroom. Few consumers mentioned that XYZprinting da Vinci Mini 3D Printer is the ideal gift for teens. One of the reports mentioned da Vinci is very quiet as it prints; this is the most convenient feature at home to avoid interference with others.

About 20 percent of consumers who rated this product received a low rating because they were dissatisfied with the filament constraint. Some are not satisfied with the quality of documentation and ease of use of the control software.

I recommend buying Mini if you are a beginner, hobbyist, teacher or planning to gift it to your loved ones. It is one of the best entry-level models currently available in the market. They would be pleased with da Vinci Mini’s with its fantastic looks. It might be the best choice for you because of its easy setup, compactness, quality prints. The Wi-Fi and auto-calibration features are a great value to add to this device, which you would rarely find in this price range devices.

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