3D printer manufacturer, XYZprinting, has released a $699 3D printer for the Australian market, the Da Vinci Junior 1.0.
According to a company statement, the da Vinci Junior 1.0 increases the accessibility of 3D printing to a broader range of consumers and is aimed at educators, families and hobbyists.
XYZprinting said it will be making the Da Vinci Junior series a main focus over the next year for a broader, younger consumer audience, releasing three versions of the product.
The device’s all-enclosed printing area and non-heated bed is said to provide a safe printing environment for first time 3D designers and young users. The device requires zero calibration, and features a new auto-loading filament system, which notifies users when filament is running low.
It also includes a one click, fast-release extruder, to assist changing and removal of extruders for cleaning or replacement. XYZprinting said the 3D printer was designed to provide minimal noise, the lowest of all 3D printers to-date, making it optimal for classroom or home use.
The printer consumes 75 watts of power, and uses the company’s new biodegradable PLA filaments that print materials at very low temperatures.
The Da Vinci Junior is available nationally from Harvey Norman and specialist education resellers.