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XYZprinting da Vinci Jr. 1.0 3D Printer

XYZprinting da Vinci Jr. 1.0 3D Printer

da Vinci Jr. 1.0 3D Printer ~ 6” x 6'' x 6'' Built Volume (Includes: $14 300g PLA Filament , $49 3D Design eBook, $10 Maintenance Tools, XYZmaker 3D Design CAD Software) – Fully Enclosed Design for PLA/ Tough PLA/ PETG
  • Free XYZmaker 3D design software, Free XYZware 3D printing software, Free XYZprinting STEAM 3D printing curriculum.
  • Easy Z-offset calibration, adjust your print bed with ease on the LCD screen. No time consuming 3 knob calibration needed.
  • The da Vinci Jr. series prints only with XYZprinting’s bio-compostable, non-toxic PLA filament. The PLA filament derives from natural materials, such as sugarcane and corn starch, and has gone through various tests to ensure that it is DEHP-free and Heavy Metal-free.
  • Build size of 5.9″ x 5.9″ x 5.9″ and Print Speed Upgrade: Max print speed up to 100mm/second. (XYZware software must be version V2.1.12.1 or above)
  • UL listed “for the purpose of classification or evaluation with respect to one or more of the following: (1) specific risks only, e.g., casualty, fire or shock, (2) performance under specified conditions, (3) regulatory codes, (4) other standards, including international standards, or (5) such other conditions as UL may consider desirable

Don’t let its slimmer and lighter look fool you, the da Vinci Jr. has a robust build size of 5.9 x 5.9 x 5.9 inches and a resolution of 100 to 400 microns. Its design allows for the inclusion of an auto-feeding filament system, which takes the PLA filament to the extruder, and ensures that the filament is loaded properly and is ready to print. The Jr. 1.0 only prints in DEHP-free and Heavy metal-free PLA filament.

List Price: $ 349.95

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5 Responses to XYZprinting da Vinci Jr. 1.0 3D Printer

  1. J. J. Burtch says:
    The manufacturer commented on the review belowSee comments
    113 of 118 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Great value in a PLA-only machine!, May 8, 2015
    Eric Albert (Williamsport, PA USA) –

    Verified Purchase(What’s this?)
    This review is from: XYZprinting da Vinci Jr. 1.0 3D Printer – 5.9” x 5.9” x 5.9” Built Volume (Includes: 300g PLA Filament, USB Cable & Power Adapter, Cleaning & Maintenance Tools, Print Bed Tape, Print Removal Scrapper) (Misc.)
    I own more than a few consumer 3D printers so I know a good value when I see one. I just received this model and I am very pleased with the build quality and ease of use. The internal frame is extruded aluminum rail and the unit is sturdy and quiet when building. It has an SD card slot for building directly from files, and As for the first reviewer, it looks like the Z height was not adjusted properly at the factory – mine wasn’t either. The starting position was too close to the build plate causing a jammed extruder. So I’d highly recommend you check this first – as it is, the Z height offset can be set but the menu doesn’t provide a way to move the Z axis to the bed to check the gap. It was obvious from the start that it was too low – the painters tape was getting ripped off the glass! So I stopped the print and immediately raised the offset – it took two tries, but I finally got it working. BTW my set at the factory offset was .9mm but the working number for mine was 2.2mm. Also, mine needed a firmware update fresh out of the box.

    It took no more than 15 minutes from box to first print, even given the Z offset problem. The filament autoloading process was easy. The extruder does have an all-metal hot end, so while it could do ABS the bed is not heated. Perhaps a future model will add these things, but at $349 this is an exceptional unit for a teenager or student looking to own their first machine and get in to 3D printing. The client software, while better than when first released with the DaVinci 1.0, is still kinda ugly and slow for slicing. It does work and there are alternatives, though they are not free.

    So why not 5 stars? Well, I’d like to see a heated bed even in this size. I wish the client software would be more developed and not so utilitarian. And the Z offset was clearly wrong out of the box. Even so, these are tolerable for the price.

    A more complete review will appear on my additive manufacturing blog soon at http://www.renaissance-engineer.net

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  2. Amanda says:

    The manufacturer commented on this review(What’s this?)
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    May 11, 2015, 4:16:09 PM PDT

    XYZprinting says:

    Glad to hear that you are enjoying the Da Vinci Jr. If you ever have any questions or concerns, we will be happy to assist you. We can be reached at (855)999-3348 from Monday to Friday, 9am to 9pm EST or at the following link. http://www.xyzprinting.com/us_en/signin?returnUrl=http://support.xyzprinting.com/us_en/Help/ticket/home . Don’t forget to register your printer within the first 30 days for an free upgrade to a 1 year warranty! Thank you.
  3. Anonymous says:
    46 of 48 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    I Love This Thing…, March 5, 2016
    J. J. Burtch (Michigan) –

    Verified Purchase(What’s this?)
    This review is from: XYZprinting da Vinci Jr. 1.0 3D Printer – 5.9” x 5.9” x 5.9” Built Volume (Includes: 300g PLA Filament, USB Cable & Power Adapter, Cleaning & Maintenance Tools, Print Bed Tape, Print Removal Scrapper) (Misc.)

    I bought a DaVinci Jr as my first 3D printer after much deliberation. What ultimately swayed me was the price, and the fact that most of the more recent reviews were on the positive side of the spectrum.

    I’m extremely happy with my purchase. Nearly 250 hours of printing and about 800 meters of filament into my journey with this printer, I can honestly say that I’m impressed with the quality for the price.

    Let me get to some of my feelings about the printer.

    1. This printer only prints PLA, and I’m okay with that. I had thought long and hard about the potential need for printing in ABS, and ultimately I decided that I didn’t really want my hobby room smelling of melted plastic all the time…and the PLA doesn’t really smell like anything to me…if anything, it smells mildly sweet and isn’t at all unpleasant.

    2. This printer is advertised as being “no calibration necessary.” I found that to be far from accurate. When I received the printer, I needed to adjust the Z-offset (the height of the printing nozzle from the print bed) by nearly .5mm. That’s a VERY large adjustment for something like this…without doing that, the printer would basically just kind of spit plastic all over the place when it was trying to put down it’s first layer. That’s not that big of a deal, XYZ has a video on their site that shows you how to do this. It’s simple to do and doesn’t take very long. I would highly recommend you take a look at this adjustment on your printer when you first set it up just to make sure that it’s set correctly.

    To go along with this, I had problems with the printer making circles when I first got it. Long story short, it wasn’t printing circles at all…it was printing things that looked more like footballs or lemons…they’d have two very clear points at opposite ends of them…one at about 10 o’clock and one at about 4 o’clock. I contacted XYZ regarding this and actually got a response right away…they told me to check the z-offset and make sure that the bed was level. There’s a video on their site that shows how to do this, and it was fairly easy…once I had a T10 driver to loosen and tighten the hardware. This, however, didn’t do much to fix the problem. I ended up looking around online and finding some information about bad circles typically meaning loose belts on the x and y axis.

    Tightening the x-axis was easy…you just loosen the bolt holding the whole assembly in place and put some pressure on the piece as you tighten the bolt back down. The x-axis belt was very easy to get tighter. One thing to keep in mind, there is a spring on this assembly that APPEARS as if it’s there to provide tension on the belt…but it’s not…it’s actually a mechanism to make the entire thing easier to assemble at the factory. Basically, that spring just holds the parts in place while the whole thing is assembled…so, don’t just assume that because there is a spring there it’s going to be providing enough tension to keep the belt tight.

    The y-axis was a bit more tricky…but easy once you know how to do it. First, you must remove the four bolts holding the glass print bed in place. After these are removed, you must then remove the three bolts holding the entire print bed assembly in place. Once these are out, you can take the print bed off…and under that you can easily remove the cover that covers the y-axis belt and gears…it’s just held in place by some clips…push them in and the whole thing will pop up. Once that was done, I was quickly able to notice that my y-axis belt was EXTREMELY loose. At the BACK of the machine, there is an assembly very similar to the one that holds the x-axis in place. It’s difficult to see, but you can do it without removing any of the case…but you need to get back there and loosen the bolt and push this assembly towards the BACK while tightening in order to get the y-axis belt tight.

    Once I had done these things, the printer now prints perfect circles…and it also printed other things just better.

    Basically, the printer isn’t really “calibration free.” You need to do some work to get it set up correctly, and once that is done you’ll end up with a very good quality printer that works very well and is relatively frustration free. I really believe that XYZ should drop the “No Calibration” advertisements and switch that up to “Easy Calibration and Setup” and I think they’d end up with a lot less unhappy customers.

    Personally, I viewed going into this as a hobby that was going to require some tinkering…and as such I wasn’t really too concerned about the fact that the printer needed more setup than it was advertised as requiring.

    3. Make sure you follow the instructions for things like loading and unloading filament. I ended up with a pretty nasty clog in my print nozzle because I was unloading…

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  4. Anonymous says:
    83 of 88 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Perfectly serves my specific needs and interests., May 21, 2015

    Verified Purchase(What’s this?)
    This review is from: XYZprinting da Vinci Jr. 1.0 3D Printer – 5.9” x 5.9” x 5.9” Built Volume (Includes: 300g PLA Filament, USB Cable & Power Adapter, Cleaning & Maintenance Tools, Print Bed Tape, Print Removal Scrapper) (Misc.)
    I have been a graphic designer for quite some time now and have recently taken up 3D designing to expand my skill set. Not only that, I am also an avid model/action figure collector with an interest in making my own line of toys and models, but I never had any practical way to get started on it besides designing them. When I saw the da Vinci Jr for only $349 I bit the bullet and bought the printer. I haven’t stopped printing since.
    The Jr. wasn’t my first option right off the bat, I had been researching 3D printers for a few weeks before purchasing so I am well aware of the issues and concerns people have with XYZprinting’s printers. However, most of the 3D printers on the market cost upwards of $1,000 and the ones that are less are usually so small that I’d have to build everything in parts. Plus, for the $1,000+ I could have spent on most of the printers on the market today, I can spend it on 1 da Vinci Jr and 35 spools of filaments. Basically, the money I’d save would make sure I’d NEVER have to stop printing again. So, it made sense to purchase this printer.
    Here is a breakdown of why I love the Jr.
    1. Extremely cheap, probably the cheapest printer on the market.
    2. Good size and fits perfectly on my cluttered desk
    3. Software isn’t rocket science and super easy to use. I can scale, shift, and move all of my prints easily.
    4. 1 YEAR WARRANTY with unlimited phone and email support! I knew that if anything would go wrong with the printer, I’d be able to return it or fix it myself.
    5. Non-heated print tray and fully enclosed. Look, I have kids and kids like to get rowdy. Plus, they also like to point at things and there’s no telling if they’ll touch the extruder or not.
    This printer deserves 5 stars because it perfectly serves my specific needs and interests.

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