XYZ Printing will ship the da Vinci 1.0 printer to American customers this month, in a week or so (mid-March 2014), so you would think that it would take some time for the second iteration of that product to make it to the market.
Nevertheless, XYZ Printing says that it won't take longer than the second quarter of this year for the da Vinci 2 3D printer to be released.
Which is doubly curious considering that pre-orders for the da Vinci 1.0 only begun this past weekend on Amazon, for $499 / €499.
The da Vinci 2.0 from XYT Printing will have a smaller build area the on the 1.0, at 5.9 inches by 7.8 inches by 7.8 inches (150 x 200 x 200 mm) instead of 7.8 x 7.8 x 7.8 inches (200 x 200 x 200 mm).
It's because the 2.0 will have a second extruder nozzle, which takes up some of the space available.
The second-generation 3D printer will use the same materials though (ABS and PLA), in one or two colors (one per nozzle) at a resolution of 0.4 mm to 0.1 mm.
The folks behind XYZ Printing say that they want for 3D printing to be something that everyone can try, not just “highly technical people.”
The da Vinci 2.0 will have a price of $649 / €649.