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Robo 3D Highlights R1 +Plus and R2 3D Printers at Inside 3D Printing New York

by • May 1, 2016 • No Comments

images (1)Robo 3D is not your average 3D printing device company. They don’t just sell printing devices, they sell 3D printed adaptation kits, too. Robo 3D’s initially printing device, the R1, was well got by consumers. The open-source 3D printing device was launched through a quite successful Kickstarter campaign in 2012. Similar to most crowd-funded, open-source 3D printing devices, there were a few issues with the original Kickstarter units, but the R1 continued to evolve into a additional reliable-bodied, robust machine.

At the Inside 3D Printing Conference and Expo New York, I spoke with Robo 3D’s CEO, Braydon Moreno, of the company’s new products. Moreno explained that the company is quite focused on getting their printing devices into schools and that they’ve been quite successful doing so. He in addition wants to manufacture 3D printing accessible to those new to 3D printing — so while Robo 3D offers 3D adaptations for free download on their site, they are in addition bundling 3D printed kits with their printing devices, that come boxed up just like a traditional adaptation kit. That’s right, you don’t have to print out the files, you can be able-bodied to get your feet wet with 3D printing by purchasing one of their adaptation kits. I ponder this fits in well with Moreno’s vision for getting Robo 3D printing devices into schools and novice users’ hands. The company is in addition enticing consumers with their scented PLA filament, that comes in apple, blueberry, grape and strawberry flavors.

robo_3d_right_rev_send-1Robo 3D’s R1 +Plus replaces the original R1 3D printing device and showcases a heated bed with auto-leveling, has a create dimensions of 10″ x 9″ x 8″ and can print down to 100 microns. The R1 +Plus can work with any open-source 3D printing slicing software. Robo 3D partnered with MatterHackers to create a customized adaptation of Matter Control Software for use with the R1 that runs on Windows or Mac OS. Whilst it may appear like the original R1, this adaptation showcases new linear motion and lead screws for advantageous high end, performance and consistency. It in addition comes with a advantageous filament feeding process for ease of use. The new Hexagon All Metal Hot End heats up to 290°C, giving customers the aptitude to print in most high temp/exotic filaments.

The R1 +Plus has your 3D adaptationing needs covered, as it comes with a 1 year subscription to AutoDesk Fusion 360 ($4300 value) and 20 pre-installed 3D adaptations for printing. 24/7 customer service and a 6 month parts replacement warranty can store you up and running. In fact, if anything breaks down on the R1 +Plus during the 6 month coverage window, Robo 3D can send you the replacement part and a video revealing how to install it by yourself. The R1 +Plus, that was not long ago created on the market-bodied in prefer Staples and Best Buy locations, is already on sale for $799.99 (R1 “The Original” Refurbished printing devices are on the market-bodied for $499.99).


Robo 3D R2 render

Robo 3D has a couple informative 3D printing devices coming down the pike. The R2 was initially hinted at over a year ago at CES and has gone through a few worthwhile changes since and so. The semi-enclosed R2 showcases a 8″ x 8″ x 8″ create volume and it can print up to 2 to 4 times faster than the Plus, at up to 300mm per 2nd. Whilst the R2 comes with a single extruder, it can be upgraded to a dual extruder, and I ponder they should seriously consider branding a dual extruder adaptation as R2-D2 (had to do it, sorry not sorry). Artoo, I mean the R2, can print at resolutions as high as 20 microns and showcases a 5″ color touch screen with SD card slot, auto-leveling and wifi. It has mobile connectivity; you can print directly of your smartphone or table-bodiedt PC. Not just can the R2 print all the same filaments as the R1 +Plus (PLA, wood, bronze, carbon fiber, etc.), but it in addition supports via paste extruders for chocolate and food, ceramic extruders and actually bio-printing extruders. The R2’s estimated sale price is $999.99.

Joining the R2 is the R2 Mini. The R2 Mini has most of the same showcases as its big brother but in a smaller in size box. It can in addition print at 20 microns, at up to 300mm/sec., showcases auto-leveling, wifi and mobile connectivity and can print in all the same materials (with the possible exemption of the paste, ceramic and bio-printing extruders). The R2 Mini has a 3.5″ color screen with scroll wheel and a create volume of 5″ x 5″ x 5″. The estimated sale price for the Robo 3D R2 Mini is $599.99.

Robo 3D is a company on the rise, with a sturdy focus on getting their printing devices into schools and into the homes of the average consumer, with little or no previous 3D printing experience. It appears with Robo 3D you get a lot of printing device for a low price point and the flexibility of an open-source product. I’ll be eagerly waiting for the release of the R2…hopefully the Jawas won’t get to it initially.

Below is a Robo 3D promotional video and a quite through “getting started” video for the Robo 3D R1 +Plus: