XYZprinting and Barnes & Noble team up to teach makers how to turn 2D ideas into 3D creations

XYZprinting and Barnes & Noble team up to teach makers how to turn 2D ideas into 3D creations

XYZprinting, the world’s leading desktop 3D printer manufacturer, is partnering with Barnes & Noble to bring 3D printers to the children and young at heart at the second annual Barnes & Noble Mini Maker Faire. It took place in stores nationwide on Nov. 5-6, attendees were able to try 3D printing for themselves using XYZprinting’s da Vinci Jr. 1.0w 3D Printer

XYZ printing logo“The biggest barrier for most people interested in 3D printing is their fear that it requires a lot of knowledge about technology, engineering and design,” said Simon Shen, CEO of XYZprinting. “We are excited to work with Barnes & Noble to offer hands-on experiences that demystify 3D printing and show adults and kids alike how easy it is to design and create projects. Our entire line of da Vinci 3D printers was developed to offer people an easy-to-use, affordable and compact way to make their own creations.”

Families could enjoy every step of the 3D printing process at the Mini Maker Faire, from sketching a design to watching their creation come to life before their eyes.  The da Vinci Jr. 1.0w boasts a 5.9 x 5.9 x 5.9 build volume and uses only a bio-degradable, non-toxic PLA filament, so makers can build the model of their dreams while keeping the environment safe.

For “newbie” adults and kids daunted by using a 3D printer, the Barnes & Noble Mini Maker Faire offers ample access to inspiration through a3D series of workshops and discussions from innovators and top brands sharing the latest trends in designing, building, creating, and making.

“Barnes & Noble’s ongoing partnership with XYZprinting is an important part of our mission to advance tech literacy and break down the intimidation barrier to new technology,” said Kathleen Campisano, Vice President of Toys & Games at Barnes & Noble. “We encourage new Makers getting into the world of 3D printing to experience XYZprinting’s da Vinci Jr. 1.0 WiFi 3D Printer firsthand as it is demoed at our stores nationwide during the Mini Maker Faire this weekend, November 5-6.”

Mini Maker Faire attendees interested in purchasing their own XYZprinting 3D printer will receive software, access to a gallery of projects to inspire creativity, as well as lessons emphasizing STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) concepts.

For example, some of the project plans available include:

 –  Toys – Replacement parts for broken toys, your own robot creations, board game pieces, etc.

 –  Education – Fraction board, book stands, plant cell replica for teaching, etc.

 –  Office – Desk organizers, custom pens, product proto-types, etc.

 –  Home – Holiday decorations, cookie cutters, replacement pieces for furniture, etc.

Barnes & Noble, Inc. is a Fortune 500 company, the nation’s largest retail bookseller, and a leading retailer of content, digital media and educational products.  The Company operates 638 Barnes & Noble bookstores in 50 states, and one of the Web’s premier e-commerce sites, ().  The Nook Digital business offers a lineup of popular NOOK(®) tablets and eReaders and an expansive collection of digital reading and entertainment content through the NOOK Store(®). The NOOK Store features more than 4.5 million digital books in the US (, plus periodicals and comics, and offers the ability to enjoy content across a wide array of popular devices through Free NOOK Reading Apps((TM)) available for Android((TM)), iOS(®) and Windows(®).

Barnes & Noble(®), Barnes & Noble Booksellers(®) and Barnes &®) are trademarks of Barnes & Noble, Inc. or its affiliates. NOOK(®) and the NOOK logos are trademarks of Nook Digital, LLC or its affiliates.

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 the link below.

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.  

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