Da Vinci Junior 3D Printer

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About this product

Overview

  • Maximum print speed of up to 150mm per second
  • A large build area of 15cm x 15cm x 15cm (WxDxH)
  • Single print head

Product overview

• Maximum print speed of up to 150mm per second
• A large build area of 15cm x 15cm x 15cm (WxDxH)
• Single print head
• 1.75mm filament diameter
• Compatible with PLA filaments
• Fine print resolution of 0.1mm (100 microns)
• Unheated print bed for additional safety
• Ideal for use in the home, office or classroom – create phone cases, spare parts, works of art and more

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Bring your ideas to life with 3D printing
The Da Vinci Junior is one of the easiest 3D printers to start using, with a minimal amount of fuss involved and a maximum build size of 15cm x 15cm x 15cm. Build something creative, functional or personalised with the bundled software. With this 3D printer, you can replace a broken part or invent a gadget that makes your everyday life easier, amongst much more.

How easy is this 3D printer to set up and use?
You can start printing in minutes as the Da Vinci Junior comes fully assembled. Simply plug your printer in and you are ready to build. A reel of natural PLA filament is included, whilst additional filaments can be purchased through the below links:

Da Vinci Junior PLA Filament in Yellow

Da Vinci Junior PLA Filament in Natural

Da Vinci Junior PLA Filament in Black

Please note: Only the Da Vinci Junior PLA filaments are compatible with this printer. Third party PLA filaments are not compatible with this printer.

What software is included?
The Da Vinci Junior is supplied with XYZware to get you going. As well as the standard .STL file format, the .G3D dremel format is also supported. The internet contains a wide selection of premade examples which you can download and create as practices. While these are printing, you can also begin to craft your own masterpieces.

How easy is it to maintain?
The enclosed printing area protects the users from the high temperature of the print nozzle. The Da Vinci Junior does not require any calibration, which makes setup quick and easy. If you suffer from print fails, also known as slipping, you can use a small amount of glue on the print platform to hold your build firmly during printing.

Where can I find 3D printing resources?
There are many websites, including 3D printer manufacturers, who have collated designs for users to download and print. Dremel, for example, have gathered hundreds of designs for objects you can download and print. Click here to visit the website.

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic I am a teacher so bought this to use for school demonstrations and have found myself using it all the time for different things. The printer is easy to setup and seems to print excellently every time, can;t recommend this highly enough. Only downsides are sometimes the printed object sticks to the base and is difficult to remove; but this happens with all 3D printers, and you have to buy proprietary filament as it is chipped like an ink cartridge. However overall it is a fantastic machine safe, reliable and user friendly a great first 3D printer.!
Date published: 2016-08-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great printer for the price! This printer is great for someone who wants to start 3D printing. The software is easy to use, however it is lacking in some features. Overall I think the printer is great value for money!
Date published: 2015-10-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works and can geproduce useful 3d objects - with a bit of tinkering I bought this printer second hand on gumtree for hobyist prototyping as And it does achieve this. I also own an M3D mini which requires far more calibration and produced unreliable results at best, The XYZ mini in contrast - It needs a bit of tinkering but you can get great results once you have set up everything works great with very little maintenance. A few tips 1. Z axis calibration is essential otherwise you will get messed spaghetti (z axis too high) or worse - torn up printbed and not sticking (z axis too low)- use the manual calibration adjustment to fix this. I understimated how perfect this needed to be at first 2. use a layer of blue painter tape on the printbed and removal of your models becomes very easy - if anything is stuck you can just peel off the painters tape 3. to stop peeling up od pla during printing use superglue to outline the brim in contact with the print-bed around your parts after the first layer. Negatives: 1. the printer only takes proprietary cartridges that contain an EPROM chip - but this can be bypassed by uploading your print to the SD card and renaming it as sample - the odometer does not get used up for this )presumably this will be updated on later firmware - so dont update your firmware!) 2. the pause function on the printer has a 3 minute cutoff - and is badly designed in that the print gets cancelled if youwait any longer than this! it should be defaulted as contune after 3 minutes. 3. the filament intake clicks if the spool is knotted (which I found on several occasions with the xyz official spool). If the printer is left unattended then this will leave a failed print.using an external spool holder and taping the EPROM chip to theinternal spook holder fixes this. You may be considering buying a printer a larger print area but bear in mind that even on fast setting this printing a takes 2-3 hours to fill the printer bed with 1 inch tall parts You would not really want to print a part much larger than this - only beacause of the time/PLA wasted if the print goes wrong, In summary tthis printer works - which is more than I can say for my first 3d printer - you can print reliably once set up - but bear in mind the technology is still in its relative infancy and if you expect just to click print and get the results you want you better wait a few more years yet! Top tip: everyone knows about thingiverse but do try crating your own inventions on Tinkercad - I use this to build a print spooler and some 3d joints for some servos for a robot
Date published: 2015-10-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nearly 2 years and still brilliant. I've used my Da Vinci Jr for about 18 months. It has been a great experience with lots of brilliant prints and lots of learning. From the start I would like to make it clear that no 3d printer is perfect. Many negative reviews are written by people who expect this cutting edge 'frontier' technology to perform perfectly every time. This is unrealistic because the printer manufacturers can't predict all the factors: Who designed the file you are printing? How was the file treated before it was saved? How humid is the room? Did you close the lid? What speed/ resolution did you print at? When did you last clean the nozzle? What XYZ have done here is not only create a very user friendly machine, they've also backed it up with decent online support on the web site. Factor in all of the independent user videos and the XYZ user pages on facebook and you have a lot of support and advice. The Jr can print almost right away. But I decided to go through the calibration/ levelling process anyway. You may as well learn how to do it at the start. That way if you need to do it later, you're not wasting time and filament learning when you just want to print. Many people deride the fact that the Jr uses proprietary filament. Let me put this into some perspective. Prior to buying the Jr, I spent many, many hours playing with a friends 3D printer. It was a well regarded machine costing nearly £200 more than the Jr. We tried all sorts of 3rd party filament and the results were chaotic. I wasted a lot of filament and money trying to get all the settings spot on. Even worse, the cover for this particular machine wasn't clear so you couldn't see if a print was failing. If you did realise, you either had to go hunting in the software to cancel the print or just kill the power. The Jrs software is basic, but easy to use. In the few months I've used it, it has had regular updates which have added useful new features. The printer itself has a built in card reader and interface. This means that you can store your favourite files on an SD card and print without a computer. You can also, cancel prints, perform maintenance and load filament without a computer connected. As for the filament. The most common colours are Natural, Yellow and Black. This lack of pallette hasn't bothered me much as I tend to paint my prints.The cost per print is reasonable. To calculate is may help to know that a 600g roll is 200m. To finish, I would like to offer the following tips for users of this model. If prints aren't sticking to the masking tape supplied, try using some rubbing alcohol or IPA on a tissue to clean away any residue on the surface. A messier option is to apply some hairspray to the tape. Alternatives to masking tape include blue painters tape or carbon fiber effect vinyl sheets (usually used on dashboards). You can get samples online. I still wipe them with alcohol after use. ** Always redo the Z offset when you change to a different brand of tape ** If you find prints are lifting a little on the left side of the plate, remove the glass plate and put a few triangles of paper in the left front and back corners. I cut the corners from old envelopes for this. I found two on each left corner levelled the plate. Natural PLA is the best filament. It seems the stick and feed better than the colours. Although I've had good results with all three. Natural is also translucent which is nice for backlit effects. When starting a printing session, always tell the printer to 'load filament'. It will push a small amount of filament through the nozzle and ensure there are no feeding issues. Regularly check the official XYZ website and YouTube for advice. To conclude, I am very happy with my Da Vinci Jr. My partner has actually suggested we get another one so that we can print two things at once! You just have to remember that this technology requires a little patience and research to perfect. The information is readily available. You just have to Google it.
Date published: 2017-03-03
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not great I bought this printer less than a month ago and already is has broken down. The first few prints came out perfectly but over the space of a month the prints have become worse to the point where they look like a wire mess. I wouldn't recommend this printer.
Date published: 2015-11-04
Rated 1 out of 5 by from not hugely impressed The paper set up instructions were poor and better information is available on youtube. After two successful test prints, the third attempt failed as there appears to be a blockage. Thus far I have not been able to clear this
Date published: 2017-01-02
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Specification

Specifications
Printing features
Print speed 15-150 mm/s Most of time using 15-30mm/s , control by object slicing result
Print layer resolution Fine: 0.1 mm
Standard: 0.2 mm
Speed: 0.3 mm
Ultra-Fast: 0.4 mm
Max. build height 15 cm
Max. build width 15 cm
Max. build depth 15 cm
Filament
Filament material types PLA
Filament diameter 1.75 mm
Number of standard heads 1
Proprietary filament reel 1
Nozzle diameter 0.4 mm
Connectivity
USB cable Yes
SD card slot Yes
Flash drive No
Wi-Fi enabled No
Software bundle XYZware
Formats supported .stl & .3w (XYZ format)
Physical properties
Operating temperature 15C - 32C
Storage temperature Under 50C
Max. bed temperature N/A
Max. nozzle temperature 190-210C control by FW, two FW version released , the new one (Wi-Fi version) using 190C
Weight 15 kg
Height 475 mm
width 547 mm
depth 581 mm
Frame material Metal and plastic
LCD screen 2.6 inch
Heated bed No
Supplied assembled Yes
Package contents
Software XYZware
Instructions Yes
Tool kit Yes
Additional nozzles No
Filament Yes (natural filament)
PSU Yes
Data cable Yes
System requirements
Processor X86
System RAM 4 Gb +
Hard disk 500 Gb
Graphics card 1024 x 768 resolution

Do you need to be on the Internet to use this printer 

Asked by: jazz
No, you would require the internet to download the software but you do not require a permanent connection.
Answered by: James
Date published: 2017-08-28

What type of software does it use? Can it use Thingiverse?

Asked by: Llew2003
This uses XYZ software but can use Thingiverse for files.
Answered by: Billy
Date published: 2017-03-11

Hi, where can I get the print bed pads?

Asked by: itechtheory
On this occasion Maplin do not stock a product that exactly meets your requirements, or indeed anything close enough to offer you as an alternative.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2016-04-07

can the machine also scan an object for 3D modelling ?

Asked by: Lee123
No, I am sorry but this will not offer 3D scanning.
Answered by: Russell
Date published: 2016-03-21

How much PLA is contained within the reel- I guess I want a rough idea of how long each reel will last. And how much are the reels to replace? Thanks

Asked by: RumHam
XYZ Printing Da Vinci PLA 1.75mm Filament 600g Smart Cartridge – Natural Code: A11TR ★★★★★
Answered by: Darren
Date published: 2016-06-25

what is the hight this can print?

Asked by: mikeob
Tis can print 15cm high 15cm wide and 15cm deep.
Answered by: Russell
Date published: 2016-02-10

Is there any ink included with the printer? 

Asked by: Wezz
There is a reel of PLA filament included for initial projects.
Answered by: Gareth
Date published: 2016-02-01

what is the power requirement? want to use it in Switzerland with a small cell phone transformwr

Asked by: lcp5
The items have a high rating but the exact details are not provided . You would need to contact XYZ direct for the correct transformer for the country. You can get more information in the link below http://eu.xyzprinting.com/eu_en/Eshop
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2015-11-29
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