The XYZprinting Da Vinci 1.0 AiO 3D Printer costs only $799, making it one of the most affordable single-extruder 3D printers currently available. Nevertheless, it’s a full-featured machine capable of building large 3D objects and doubling as a 3D scanner. In testing, it has proven to be simple to use and dependable.
The main negative issue is that this 3D printer uses proprietary filament cartridges that are comparatively more expensive than the filament spools used by other 3D printers. It also has a few other minor flaws, such a print platform that can’t be removed, making it hard to clean the printer’s interior; and the fact that you can’t swap filaments during a print job in order to use multiple colours.
The Da Vinci comes preassembled and pre-calibrated, straight out of the box. The customer needs only to unpack it, involving the removal of a lot of padding, tapes and plastic loops designed to keep its parts secure while being transported. Though the unpacking is a time-consuming process it saves a lot of work later; as its parts won’t shift during transit, it shouldn’t need to be re-calibrated upon un-boxing. Calibration is a lengthy but vital process to ensure the print platform’s entire surface is at an ideal distance from the print-head’s nozzle. If not done properly the printer won’t produce an object that correctly reflects the 3D model. It can be manually calibrated by the use of three screws underneath, but it’s unlikely the consumer would ever need to use them.