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XYZPrinting Releases All-In-One 3D Printer With Internal Laser Scanner 46

Lucas123 writes XYZPrinting today released the first 3D printer with embedded scanner that has the ability to replicate objects between 2-in and 6-in in size and print objects of up to 7.8-in square from .stl files. The printer's retailing for $799. A review of the new da Vinci 1.0 AiO all-in-one 3D printer revealed the 3D scanning capability, which is supposed to have a .05mm resolution, captures overall size and some finer features of an object but it falls short when it comes to precise details; thin protrusions and through-object holes are often missed in a scan. The mechanics — the printing head, two laser scanning/camera pods and turntable, and the motorized print table — are fully enclosed in a sleek-looking blue and white cubical case with a large transparent, hinged-front door. The front of the printer has a simple push button keypad for traversing a menu on a 2.6-in LCD black-and-white display. The printer is about 18-in. x 20-in. x 22-in. in size and weighs 60.6 lbs. While this is a desktop printer, it takes up a sizeable amount of room on your desk. It can print with either ABS or PLA thermopolymer.
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XYZPrinting Releases All-In-One 3D Printer With Internal Laser Scanner

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  • 7.8" square (Score:4, Funny)

    by bugs2squash ( 1132591 ) on Tuesday October 28, 2014 @11:49AM (#48251363)
    if it is printing objects up to 7.8" square, then it's just a 2d printer.
  • by Charliemopps ( 1157495 ) on Tuesday October 28, 2014 @11:56AM (#48251411)

    Look at the example pic they have:
    http://core0.staticworld.net/i... [staticworld.net]

    That's terrible

    Basically, if you want an object that vaguely resembles the original but isn't mechanically compatible and only roughly has the same dimensions, then this is your device!

    • Re:terrible (Score:4, Insightful)

      by oodaloop ( 1229816 ) on Tuesday October 28, 2014 @12:07PM (#48251517)
      I came to the opposite conclusion. For only ~$800, I can scan and make pretty convincing 3D copies of things? I think that's pretty good.
      • Eh, I think the weakspot in any 3d printing will be the software. As a hobby engineer, I use Solidworks which is several thousand dollars (luckily already on some of my employer's computers so they foot the bill).

        But at home, I tried FreeCad, Cubify Invent, and several other free or cheap options and I find them invariably terrible. FreeCad in particular, asides from UI nonintuitive issues and bugs, is only up to v0.14 since launching in 2002. It's like the Gnu Hurd of that genre.

        I don't see how the 3D

    • Mechanically compatible from a scan? Good luck with that!


      From the review it's clear that this device is very limited. On the other hand, what currently available product is better for the price?

      • Mechanically compatible from a scan? Good luck with that!


        From the review it's clear that this device is very limited. On the other hand, what currently available product is better for the price?

        Your question is like asking "This device makes copies of donuts, that come out tasting like tuna-fish. But, the device is only $800 and makes copies donuts better than anything else out there! What else would you buy?"

        My answer: More donuts.

        This device is not valuable unless it can actually do the thing it's supposed to do. I'm excited about home 3D printing but as of yet it has no value to me. When I can pull a bushing (or whatever) out of a project I'm working on, stick it in a machine like this and get

    • This is the 3D equivalent of an HP all-in-one scanner/printer that can scan at 500 dpi (.05 mm), but prints at 250 dpi (0.1 mm).

      So yeah, expectations of mechanically compatible reproductions are a bit far reaching.

  • I saw a customer purchase one of these at Microcenter last night.
    • by narcc ( 412956 )

      I couldn't believe it either. I read about this yesterday, so I didn't expect to see it hit Slashdot until next week.

      • Ordinarily, yes. However it involves money (and more particularly, things that can be advertised on sites such as this in hopes of making money off of them) so someone probably posted it on facebook a while ago and then someone from here thought it was a worthwhile opportunity.
    • Liar.
  • The day Slashdot finally went beyond 100% advertisement.

    • Heh, if you want 100% advertisement, go here [slashdot.org]... This is what they let happen to our beloved journal section. It seems that all the nice things we do are sold off to the highest bidder and/or left to rot.

    • I'm getting sick of these posts. This is a review of a cutting/bleeding edge product, and is not especially glowing either, but with quite a bit of data on scan/print times etc.

      For my first attempt at replicating an object, I chose 5-in. long model of a Porsche 911 turbo sports car. Unfortunately, the 3D scan of it failed, as did several other attempts to scan various other objects.

      Sorry, but anything beyond academic research is, in fact, a product for sale.

      When you see a breathless article devoid of

  • is not long
  • by Anonymous Coward

    Now I have two of them.

    No, wait, I have four of them.


    Help! Help!

    • by Anonymous Coward

      pssst wanna buy a tribble?

  • by Anonymous Coward

    Extruders while cheap are terrible for anything remotely accurate, much a toy/curiosity rather than anything to use for serious prototyping, i guess thats why the serious 3D printer makers (10k+) use powders instead of the icing/glue gun method.

    • by cdrudge ( 68377 )

      What's your point? It's obvious that this isn't for a "serious 3D printer maker" and is priced accordingly. While accurate prints are always the goal, having micrometer accurate prints aren't always a requirement. If it was, there wouldn't be a large community of enthusiasts building their own inferior "icing/glue gun method" printers.

  • by Anonymous Coward


    While I only had a few days to review this printer prior to its release, I can say without hesitation it is the most sophisticated machine I've seen for the money."

  • A friend of mine bought a DaVinci, and sold it for a different one quickly. He didn't like the parts it made. I still have my Makerbot Replicator CLASSIC.
  • Now I can pay much too much for a 3D printer that can duplicate a chess piece or salt shaker.

    I can't see the point of a 3D scanner that only scans small objects, unless it does so with very high resolution. In fact, I can't see the point of any 3D scanner that doesn't scan with very high resolution.

  • I don't see that much benefit in the direct replication (short of finally achiving Banarch-Tarski?), however being able to import the scanned item into [insert you favorite cad/3d design tool] and be able to manipulate it from there would be fabulous. It'd certainly help with reducing the prototyping timeframe - especially when you are only trying to make a replacement part of a broken item (assuming you didn't already have the design implemented).
  • ...but it's still being measured in imperial units.

    which is supposed to have a .05mm resolution

    Supposed to have? Is there any reason to think that it might not? All of the other specs seem to have been taken on trust, so why has this one been singled out?

    Perhaps the writer was suspicious of these new-fangled millimeters. What's that in 1/256s of a inch?

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Never worry about theory as long as the machinery does what it's supposed to do. -- R. A. Heinlein