Xyz Da Vinci Aio 3d Printerscanner Review Mixed

The da Vinci 1.0 aiO has been released by XYZPrinting. Priced at $799, it ups the ante by adding a built-in 3D scanner, improving the print speed and increasing the print volume. Unfortunately, like many all-in-one devices, it proves to be a jack-of-all-trades, but a master of none.

The da Vinci 1.0 AiO is huge, measuring a sizeable 18.5 x 20 x 22 inches (47 x 51 x 56 cm),  and taking up a large chunk of deskspace. It is also very heavy – at a  hefty 60 pounds, it’s not something you are going to be moving in a hurry.

Magnets hold the door closed, but it doesn’t lock. And opening the door does not pause the print, so the da Vinci isn’t suitable for use by unsupervised children.The clear-plastic door on the front of this case opens to provide access to the printing and scanning area, and a door on top is for changing the filament cartridges.

These controls are a group of six buttons above the door, and a four-line LCD for the print status and the menu.An LED light inside the case illuminates the printing and scanning area but had the annoying habit of turning off after a couple of minutes; you have to press the OK button on the controls to turn the light back on.  This printer isn’t really designed for stand-alone use, though: You have to load the 3D print file or save the 3D scan through the included software from a USB-tethered computer as there is no SD card slot.

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