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XYZprinting Shows Off $499 3D Printer At CES 2016, Priding Itself On Mixing Colors

5 January 2016, 12:26 am EST By Mark Lelinwalla Tech Times
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3D printers are advancing at such a rapid rate that it's easy to overlook some of their most-basic functions — like the ability to mix colors.

It's not that XYZprinting boasts being the first company to have a 3D printer that mixes colors. It doesn't. But what the company does think it might have is a 3D printer that mixes colors better than any other 3D printer on the market.

And at the Consumer Electronics Show's 2016's Unveiled event on Monday afternoon at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, XYZprinting showed off its new 3D printer and its ability to mix colors, hoping to make the machine available to the public during the second or third quarter of this year, as told to Tech Times by Gary Shu, XYZprinting's senior manager of global marketing.

The proof was in the objects that XYZprinting had on display at CES on Monday, each touting an impressive mix of colors that you just don't see pulled off as flawlessly on a widespread basis when it comes to 3D printers.

That being said, Shu tells Tech Times that the company has ways to go in perfecting its ability to mix colors to create beautiful 3D objects. He says that as of now, XYZ is happy that its machine can mix red and yellow, green and yellow, and blue and yellow with detailed gradiation in between — some of which can be seen above. However, Shu calls mixing black and white to get gray "the ultimate challenge."

Still, the $499 price point for a 3D printer, especially one that seems to have a real flair for its tints and hues, seems to be a bargain.

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