This printer is called the Da Vinci 1.0 and it is made by XYZ Printing. I chose this printer for a few reasons:
- Sub $1000 ($500)
- Heated build platform
- 7.8"x7.8"x7.8" build area
- Built in SD card
- LCD Display
- Works out of the box
That's right, this is a $500 3d printer that can do all of those things. This is the best deal for a 3d printer that I have ever seen. Let me tell you, this printer is worth that deal too. So far I have done about 7 prints and only 1 print has failed because it messed up slicing. The printer has great quality prints and it just works well in general.
|Printing with support material|
Here are some things I have printed:
|Lego 100 microns|
|Key Chain 200 microns|
|Phone Case 200 microns|
|Kronos Wye 200 microns|
|Sights 300 microns|
As you can see, the printer printed very well for each of the resolutions. I expected I would have to do some calibrating, but it worked right out of the box. Overall, it is a great printer especially for the price. I'm excited to see what else I will be printing in the future.
Now on to the wye review. As many of you know, Kronos Nerf Mods from Nerfhaven and Youtube designed a 3d printable wye. He went through many iterations and this is his newest version. I decided to print it with a 200 micron resolution to see how that went and it worked perfectly. The design is very strong and PVC fits in it perfectly. I had to do some minimal sanding to make the inside smooth, but other than that it required no work. The advantages of using this wye over normal ones are:
- Shallower angle
- Less dead space
- Dart ramp
- I can make it at home!
- Can be printed in color!
I can confirm that these wyes are worth it. Slugs feed very smoothly and the best part is that IT HOPPERS DOMES! All of the domes that I have fired out of it fire flawlessly. This wye is an amazing design and if you ever have the chance to print one, I highly recommend it.
Sorry about the writeup taking so long. I have been very busy as usual. It should be up in the next week or so.