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Wednesday, 07 May 2014 11:47

Kogan has a licence to print money with new 3D printer Featured


Controversial but highly successful Aussie online retailer Kogan has entered the competitive 3D printing market with a splash - offering a home 3D printer for under $700.

In typical Kogan fashion the company is undercutting basically every other retailer out there, declaring that it is the "first local retailer with a 3D printer for under $1000", competing directly with both Harvey Norman and Officeworks which began selling the Cube 3D Printer earlier this year for $1499.

The da Vinci 1.0 3D printer, released by Kogan and produced by XYZ printing, will sell for $699 and will ship 5 June.

It doesn't include filament however - colours are available separately from Kogan at $39 a pop plus delivery.

"The printer is capable of printing items 20% larger than what other 3D printers in its class can print" according to the retailer, adding that 3D printing was previously out of reach for everyday consumers but is now an affordable proposition.

"It is easy to use, requires no set-up, has a smart design, unique safety features and an open source cloud database allowing users to create thousands of items, from bowls and cups to key chains and smartphone cases, in 12 different colours," the retailer said.

It mentions toys, models, spare parts for appliances, figurines and phone cases as being possible uses for the printer.

Key Features include:

Plug-and-play printer: no assembly or equipment adjustment required.
Large build size: prints items at 20x20x20cm.
User friendly Filament: easy-to-install refillable filament cartridges available in 12 colours.
Closed printing area: protects users from high printing temperatures and ensures printing byproducts aren’t released outside the printing area.
Open source Cloud database: featuring thousands of 3D models users can customise.

For more information check out Kogan's product page here.

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