da Vinci Mini is a compact, entry-level 3D printer. It is one of the easiest to use commercial 3D printers. It doesn’t require tinkering upon arrival. You’ll only have to install the extruder and attach some cables to start printing. Thanks to its compact size and lightness, it can be easily moved around the house. It is optimized for printing with non-toxic PLA materials. Despite the smaller size, it sports an aluminum print bed of 150 x 150 x 150 mm. It includes Wi-Fi connectivity for remote monitoring. It is a good choice for the ones who want to get their feet wet in the 3D printing world. Scroll down to see some examples.
One maker used it to create a custom, dog-shaped case for his Google Home Mini.
One user 3D printed a dinosaur skull. Imagine the face of future archeologists when digging it up.
The Da Vinci Mini is an FDM 3D printer that can print layers at 100 microns. The surface finish is not as smooth as you get with the more expensive printers, but is more than enough for prototyping and household use. It comes with an auto-leveling software, which makes its calibration and maintenance a breeze. The overall print quality is good with acceptable details.
Look at this Yoda bust. It is smooth and pretty detailed, making it suitable for professional applications.
The Da Vinci Mini 3D Printer has a 0.4 mm nozzle, giving you the best balance between speed and detail. As an example, look at the 3D printed Kumiko box below.
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The print head runs on rods with linear bearings, making the design more simple, lightweight and effective, all characteristics that are desirable in a 3D printer.
Da Vinci Mini prints with PLA and other materials.
The extruder comes with a fan for printing with PLA-type materials. By cooling the model down, it reduces warping, stringing and, generally, makes for higher quality prints.
The Da Vinci Mini only works with own-brand, chipped filament cartridges. This ensures quality, as all the branded materials go through a strict quality assurance process. The RFID chip included in the XYZ reels automatically detects the quantity of material left.
The build area of 5.9 x 5.9 x 5.9 inches (150 x 150 x 150 mm) lets you print a variety of models. You can even split your designs into parts and then assemble them to get bigger results.
The printer can be controlled via a USB-tethered PC or wirelessly over Wi-Fi.
3D models can be printed from a computer via USB cable, LAN, or WIFI connection.
The printer comes with the XYZmakerSuite software. It works with 3D models in STL, XYZ (3W), and 3MF file formats. The software is available for Windows and Mac OS X. Linux users might install a virtual machine or use other software.
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Da Vinci Mini is available in an orange and black combo. Its stylish look makes it ideal for both home and professional use.
The printer dimensions are 15.4 x 13.2 x 14.2 inches (391 x 333 x 361 mm). It weighs 24 lb (11 kg). The spool holder is mounted on the left side of the printer.
The price of the Da Vinci Mini 3D Printer is $179.95, which is reasonable considering its functionality.