Robo3D Printer Review

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8.5 Please vote
User Score: 12.1 (5 votes)

Pros

  • Easy to use
  • Low cost 3D printer

Cons

  • No heated bed
Features: 8.5
Design: 9
Included components: 8
Conectivity: 8
Prices: 9
Help & Support: 8.5

Robo 3D printers are available in two versions. These are assembled models. Robo 3D printer with ABS and PLA support is priced at $699. Robo 3D printer with only PLA is priced at $599. When you place the order through website, you will receive a complete kit as well. You can plug-in and use the printer straight away. You might want to wait 12 to 14 weeks to receive your order.

The first 3D printer was released by the company in 2010. The founders ROBO are Coby Kabili, Mike Pilkington and Braydon Moreno. The team is comprised of two engineers and one marketing specialist. Braydon Moreno looks after the marketing activities of the small startup company. As a Kickstarter, the company has achieved great success in a short span of time. Very soon, the products will be launched to cater the needs of international customers.

It is a dream realized by a young team of professionals who are able to produce an affordable 3D printer at a fraction of the commercial printer cost. The 3D printer can be installed on your desktop and you can have prints right at your home. The idea that you get in mind can be realized as an object in your hand through the 3D printer.

 

Features

Long lasting plastic molded materials are to produce high quality objects through the Robo 3D printer. The printer is equipped with black acrylic print bed. 8 lm8uu bearings are used to get precise movements. The printer comes with 1.75 mm filament. It has many advantages than a 3 mm printer. The quality of finish will be very high.

In order to produce 3D prints, you can use a variety of 3D software including Solidworks. You can go for Google Sketchup and there are a number of design software tools that are available free of cost. You can download your favorite designs as well and you can print them in your classroom or office by using the Robo 3D printer. The software used by the ROBO is REPETIER-Host which will control and print objects as per your requirements.

The additive manufacturing method which is opposite to the traditional machining method will produce an object after compiling hundreds of thousands of layers. A number of layers will pile up and gets heated, it is possible to produce the 3D object of your choice. You can download .stl files into your computer and 3D objects can be printed at any time.

 

Specifications of Robo 3D printer (PLA only)

  • Build volume = 10 x 9 x 8 inches
  • Nozzle Diameter = 0.4 mm
  • Filament diameter = 1.75 mm
  • 100 micros layer resolutions
  • 12 V 30 Amps power supply
  • Price: $599 – $699

Pros

  • Low cost 3D printer
  • Easy to use

Cons

  • No heated bed

 

Conclusion

Robo 3D printers are readily assembled and they are ready for printing through plug and play operation. The printer can be used very quickly. With 1.75mm filament high quality 3D objects can be produced. This is the best

 

 

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One Response

  1. Robo3d_Review

    12-14 weeks? Try 30 weeks with no signs of a shipment coming and I’m in the US. I’m sure the 3D printer is nice, but why pay $699 just to wait indefinitely? Look for other printers that have proven shipment times.

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