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We are the 3D printing arm of a larger company called Express Group Ltd. Fixing printers since 1988, today we are a Specialist Parts Distributor and Experts in 3D Printing.
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Robo 3D is an American manufacturer of affordable, high-performance desktop 3D printers with headquarters in San Diego, California. Robo 3D started life out on crowdfunding platform Kickstarter with the Robo R1. Robo also manufacture a wide range of accessories and materials, such as PLA, and speciality filaments. They provide a custom version of Cura software with their most recent 3D printers, the Robo C2 and Robo R2, for a seamless 3D printing experience.
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Print Using Your Phone
Print directly from your smartphone or tablet using the Robo app, making setting off prints a breeze.
The C2 has a movement speed of up to 120mm/s, allowing you to print up to 16 mm³/s - minimising the time to wait from start to finish.
Filament Run-Out Detector
There is nothing more frustrating that mis-judging how much filament you have left and have a print ruined with only 5% of the print to go. The C2 will prevent this situation ever happening thanks to it's filament run-out detection system. As soon as the machine detects that it has run out of filament it pauses the print allowing you to replace it with a new reel.
Connect Via Wi-Fi
Your Robo C2 can connect to your Wi-Fi network using the Robo app on your smartphone or tablet. You can send your designs straight from your phone using the Robo App or directly from any web browser. You can also keep track of the status of your print remotely on the app or online as well.
Smart Print Control
Control every detail in real-time using the 3.5 inch colour touch screen with very precise sensor technology.
Dual High-Speed Fans
It's important that the print cools quickly to maintain quality, the C2 comes with two high speed fans that help the filament solidify quickly to prevent any deviation from the design.
The C2 is designed to maximise it's use of space, ensuring you have a sleek, compact 3D printer that fits on your desktop, workbench or desk easily.
No need to waste time manually having to level the print bed, thanks to the automatic self-leveling print bed (which also happens to be removable, making print removal a cinch).
The base of the Robo C2 is exceptionally easy to wipe clean, combined with the removable print bed, this makes it easy to keep your C2 looking smart and professional.
Integrated Model Slicing
The C2 can slice your model for you. This means you don't have to process your 3D print file through slicing software before printing.
This is a huge time saver and massively simplifies things for people who don't have time to learn the ins and outs of model slicing (such as schools, makers and professionals).
Open Filament System
The Robo C2 has an open filament system which gives you access to over 20 different materials including PLA, PET-G, Nylon, TPU, TPE & more! And because you are not tied into any particular manufacturer you can take advantage of the various different materials available.
Free Commercial Version of Autodesk 360 Worth £276
For those of you that want more to have more customisation, then the Robo C2 also supports the free Cura software. A year's commercial subscription to Autodesk Fusion 360 is included with every purchase as well (worth £276), so there are several options available. Send an STL file to the printer and it does all the work, or control every aspect of the gcode - it's your choice!
What People Say
“The Robo C2 3D Printer lets you print designs straight from your smartphone instead of faffing around with a computer.”
– Georgie Barrat, The Gadget Show
“3D printing helped us in design iterations by reducing our cost per iteration by 97% as well as time savings of about 93%. This helped us rapidly innovate and bring new unique brake systems to market that fit different bike sizes and manufacturer customizations so we can make the kids biking world safer.”
– Brian Riley, Co-Founder Guardian Bikes
"The students have gained experience designing with 3D modeling programs, which in turn gives them the edge on students not using 3D printers for future jobs in the real world."
– Matt Anderson, Teacher, Joe Walker Middle School
Atomic Fidget Spinner - this print took 2 hours and used just 16g of filament costing just under £0.60.
Robo 3D was founded in 2012 by students from San Diego University, with a vision to bring affordable, high-performance 3D printing to the masses. Robo’s first 3D printer, the R1, started out on crowdfunding website Kickstarter and was a roaring success with investors, reaching a pledge of over $640,000 when only $49,000 was asked for. That investment showed that there was indeed a market for an affordable, high-performance 3D printer, and it kick-started the brand into developing their products further.
Three years later, Robo 3D released the R1+, an incremental update over the R1. But behind the scenes, they were developing the Robo C2 and the Robo R2, two 3D printers with better mechatronics, Wi-Fi connectivity, and 5” touchscreen interfaces.
Released for 2017, the Robo C2 and Robo R2 are outstanding 3D printers. They are extremely competitively priced for what they offer, which is a print resolution of 20-300-microns and X, Y, Z accuracies of 12.5, 12.5, 5 microns. What this translates to is simple; the Robo C2 and Robo R2 3D print dimensionally accurate models, which have a more desirable final quality than what some 3D printers that cost three times as much can muster.