SAN DIEGO, June 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- XYZprinting, the world's leading 3D printer manufacturer, today announced the company's first education-focused 3D printer, the da Vinci miniMaker, a beginner-friendly 3D printer designed for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) and Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics (STEAM) education. Making hands-on learning as easy as clicking print, the new da Vinci miniMaker enables educators and parents to engage young learners in real-life applications of 3D printing to develop collaboration and problem-solving skills in STEAM and STEM subjects, spurring creativity and interactive learning. Retailing for $229, the da Vinci miniMaker is now available for pre-order in the U.S. on Amazon.com with product expected to ship Fall 2016.
"We're excited to continue to provide accessible solutions that advance and integrate 3D printing technology into the educational system across grades K-12 and beyond," said Simon Shen, CEO of XYZprinting and New Kinpo Group. "The da Vinci miniMaker will help encourage, expand, and shape the cognitive skills and abilities of the next generation of engineers, designers, and creators."
Not an ordinary STEM toy, the da Vinci miniMaker, builds on the company's lauded da Vinci 3D printer product line, with educational creativity and fun at the forefront. The da Vinci miniMaker features:
- Auto-calibration: The da Vinci miniMaker uses an intuitive auto-calibration system that results in the best possible prints in the classroom or at home.
- Small Printer, Big Projects: Don't be fooled by the smaller, lightweight design, the da Vinci miniMaker has a robust build size of 5.9" x 5.9" x 5.9."
- Eco-friendly and Safe: The da Vinci miniMaker only prints with XYZprinting's bio-degradable, non-toxic PLA filament. This filament has gone through various tests to ensure that it is DEHP-free and heavy metal-free for user safety.
- Print Forever: The da Vinci miniMaker is not limited in content. The education-ready technology enables users to develop core STEM skills over the years.
Parents, teachers, and students with a da Vinci product, including the new da Vinci miniMaker, also have access to XYZprinting's "Educational Ecosystem," which includes a breadth of 3D printing-based curricula and corresponding projects to begin incorporating 3D printing into their home or classroom immediately. The Educational Ecosystem includes XYZmaker, XYZprinting STEAM, and the XYZ 3D Gallery giving teachers and students quick, easy, and free access to everything they need to design, create, and learn in the classroom or at home. XYZprinting STEAM, a free 3D printing curriculum exchange platform for all K-12 grades, and XYZmaker, an intuitive 3D modeling application for young users, allow 3D printing to be seamlessly incorporated into the classroom. The XYZ 3D Gallery gives users have access to more than 4,500 free 3D models across nine categories, including everything from educational items and art designs to toys and games.
XYZprinting, a New Kinpo Group company, is the world's leading 3D printing manufacturer. Dedicated to bringing cost-effective 3D printing to educators and classrooms, consumers and artists, small-to-midsized businesses, and households around the world, XYZprinting has broken down the barriers of 3D printer ownership by providing an easy-to-use device that delivers an outstanding user experience, whether connected to a computer or via mobile. Its printers have won several accolades within the 3D printing industry at major technology industry events and by top publications. XYZprinting currently has offices in China, Japan, Korea, Thailand, the United States and Europe. To learn more about XYZprinting products, view useful tutorials, receive online or phone customer service, and access galleries for free, downloadable 3D designs, please visit http://us.xyzprinting.com.
About New Kinpo Group (NKG)
New Kinpo Group, a corporation of several subsidiaries including Cal-Comp, XYZprinting, Kinpo Electronics and AcBel, is a global electronic manufacturing services (EMS) and original design manufacturing (ODM) company that offers its customers lower costs, faster delivery times and world-class product quality. The company's EMS business spans multiple product lines, including storage, printers, network-attached storage (NAS), wireless and broadband, digital home, consumer electronics, wearables, 3D printing, robotics, power management and smart grid, industrial, automotive, security, medical/healthcare and emerging technologies. New Kinpo Group's network of strategically located manufacturing sites have the added benefit of allowing customers to manufacture products closer to their end customers, resulting in dramatically reduced shipping costs, lower tariffs and more cost-effective inventory management. For more information, visit http://en.newkinpogroup.com/
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