Taiwanese electronics giant Kinpo Group is getting into the 3D printer manufacturing game with the da Vinci.
The corporation, which employs over 25,000 people, will offer the printer through its newly created subsidiary, XYZ Printing.
At just $499, the company says the desktop 3D printer was created for the curious or hobbyist maker/designer.
"The da Vinci 1.0 3D printer will revolutionize the way you live," the company's promotional page states. "Da Vinci allows you to create and customize your home with the push of a button."
The Da Vinci has a single nozzle print head with a .4 mm diameter, designed to work with 1.75 mm ABS filament. The build area measures 7.8 X 7.8 X 7.8 (inches).
It is compatible Windows XP (Net 4.0 required), Windows 7+ and Mac OSX 10.8 64-bit +, and connects to your computer through a USB 2.0 port.
XYZ Printing will begin shipping the da Vinci to the United States, Europe and Japan during the first quarter of 2014 and hopes to sell 1 million units in the next three years.
"3-D printers are not almighty, but we believe that this technology will gradually replace people's day-to-day household item purchases," XYZ Printing Chairman Simon Shen told Focus Taiwan.
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