Taiwanese XYZprinting – one of the leading manufacturers of 3D printers in the world, presented its latest desktop 3D printer – da Vinci Color 5D at the current CES 2020 electronics fair in Las Vegas. The device prints models from thermoplastics in FDM / FFF technology, which is additionally colored by an ink head integrated with the entire system. The 3D printer also has the option of installing a laser head for engraving and printing in full color on plain paper, combining the functions of a 3D and 2D printer.
3D printing technology in full color on plastic materials was first presented by XYZPrinting in 2017. It has a hybrid character – first one head applies a special material based on PLA, from which the detail is created, and the other imposes color by spraying it from a typical head known from inkjet printers. The process is interchangeable layer by layer. In mid-2018, the manufacturer released a smaller and cheaper version of the device, and now returns with the third, most extensive version.
da Vinci Color 5D, in addition to quite unusual for additive devices the function of ordinary flat printing on sheets of paper, has a system for easy replacement of heads. They can be replaced with either a laser engraving head (can be used with paper, cardboard, leather, wood and plastic) or a reinforced steel 3D printing head from materials such as carbon fiber composites or metallic materials (i.e. all abrasive, degrading traditional nozzles).
- technology: Color Texture Inkjet / FFF
- build area: 230 x 180 x 180 mm
- resolution: 100 – 400 microns
- nozzle diameter: 0.4 mm
- filament diameter: 1.75 mm
- build table table: removable
- independent ink cartridge
- compatible with filaments: color-inkjet PLA, PLA, Tough PLA, PETG, metallic PLA and carbon fiber.
The official price of the device is $ 3,999.