Backed by the deep-pocketed Kinpo Group, Taiwanese 3D Printing Company Xyzprinting spent the first half of the 2010's encroaching on the top spots in the industry in terms of total units moved. Leveraging relatively good print quality against highly competitive prices, their da Vinci line of printers can take credit for much of this growth.
The da Vinci 2.0 duo fits the affordable but effective mold Xyz's product line has built for itself. Its rather noteworthy weight keeps it still and steady during prints, avoiding the problem some lighter printers have of shaking and marring the print as the extruder moves along the various axes. The dual extrusion system gives prints an added dimension from a design standpoint. If this was all there was to say about this product, the only thing holding it back would be the typical, somewhat frequent mechanical upkeep that most early consumer-targeted 3D printers require. Sadly, this is not the case.
Customer support at Xyzprinting has found itself besieged with allegations ranging from being generally unhelpful to being a facilitator of highly corrupt business practices. Apparently, the machine's firmware undergoes an automatic update shorty after the initial use. According to various Amazon reviewers, the printer starts behaving quite strangely after this update. Users have reported that filament that is not Xyzprinting brand is outright rejected by the printer after the firmware update. It simply doesn't print. These reviewers go on to say that, when calling Xyzprinting to complain about these issues, they receive little more than misdirection and non-answers. One reviewer even went as far as to allege that the firmware update was "spyware" that reported every print back to company headquarters.
Whether these allegations are substantiated is probably up to a legal authority to decide. Until then, from one additive manufacturing hobbyist to another, buyer beware.
Cheap 3D printer with enclosed space. large printer area, dual extruders, decent construction.
I could even see it in the XYZware that some of the object kind of disappeared or merged into the Z axis (floor) the print was all weird.
It has had about 30 hours of printing done on it within the first couple days that it was up and running.
I got the printer two days ago, overall I think it is a good deal for the price, but there are a few rough edges that need to be worked on.
If you're looking for a great printer that just works with no fuss and can do 2 colors for less than $1000, this is perfect. I have had no failed prints at all.