Dealhacker: Get A 3D Printer From Kogan For $699

Bargain-basement retailer Kogan has added a 3D printer to its online store. With an RRP of $699, the da Vinci 1.0 3D Printer is one of the cheapest 3D printers on the market; especially when you factor in international shipping costs. Here's a look at the specification.

The da Vinci 1.0 is a 3D printer suitable for hobbyists and small businesses that can print objects of up to 200x200x200mm in size. Unlike some of the geekier kits on the market, there's no assembly required by the user. The printer uses refillable filament cartridges which are available in 12 colours and retail for $39 per 600gm.

The unit uses the same fused filament fabrication (FFF) technology principles as the popular Makerbot series. It is also compatible with the thousands of downloadable 3D print files available on the internet.

Here are some of the key features:

  • Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF) technology
  • Auto-adjusting build plates allow for different sized items
  • 100 microns lay resolution creates high precision products
  • Four printing modes for different speeds and sizes
  • Filaments are easy to install and replace
  • 1000s of free designs available on the XYZ Cloud

    The da Vinci 1.0 3D Printer is available to buy now from Kogan's website. Our colleagues over at Gizmodo will be reviewing the system soon -- we'll report back with our first impressions then.

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    For value, it is hard to beat but the cons are are not non-existent, proprietary (and expensive by comparison) filament cartridges being the prime example. A friend of mine has a one that costs about $40/kg of filament but this is $40/600gm or $67/kg.

    Agreed.. I was waiting for the DaVinci printer to start shipping before I got antsy and bought a similarly-capable model on ebay for the same price (Replicator clone). I'm glad I didn't wait - over the last few months, I've purchased about 6 or 7 kg of high-quality filament for about $30 apiece on average. There's also a TON of options that aren't offered by the DaVinci, such as flexible / glow-in-the-dark / dissolve-able filament (not to mention a wide range of colors), most of which are shipped fast & free on eBay.

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