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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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The Robo R2 is an advanced, high-performance smart desktop 3D printer. It offers outstanding value for money, and makes 3D printing easier than ever.
Connects to Wi-Fi
Connect to the Robo R2 via Wi-Fi using your mobile or tablet via the Robo app.
Heated Print Bed
The heated print bed prevents warping of materials such as ABS, which can happen otherwise. This in turn allows you even more filament options to print with.
Integrated Model Slicing
The R2 boasts integrated model slicing, which simplifies and shortens the path to 3D printing, by eliminating the need for STL, 3MF, OBJ files to be sliced beforehand.
Print From Your Mobile
You can also control your Robo R2 using the free Robo App, available to download for iOS, MacOS and Windows devices (Android support is coming soon). With the Robo App you can send files to print from anywhere with an internet connection as well as monitor and control prints in real-time from your devices. Prepare, manage and monitor your prints, including all relevant settings, quickly and easily with this free application.
Log in from your mobile device to check how your print is coming along.
Large Build Volume
Designed to tackle large-scale projects with ease, the Robo R2 has a spacious 203 mm x 203 mm x 254 mm build volume.
Advanced Features - Simple Operation
The Robo R2 is an advanced 3D printer, but it’s also one of the easiest and simplest to use on the market. It is controlled via a 5” colour touchscreen, which lets you adjust printer settings and control every detail of prints in real-time.
Filament Run-Out Detection
Ensure you use every last bit of filament, without this you'd perhaps end up wasting the last few grams of filament. Instead the R2 will simply pause your print when it has used all of the filament, allowing you to change your reel and resume printing without losing your print.
Add A 2nd Extruder
With the option of purchasing a 2nd extruder you can print in more than one colour, material or even take advantage of dissolvable support structure giving you a clean finish to any complex prints.
Automatic Self-Leveling Print Bed
Another task that the Robo R2 does for you is to level the print bed automatically. Not only does this save time, but it increases print success rate as you know the print bed is level for every print.
Dual High Speed Fans
Dual high-speed fans cool prints down quickly to improve quality and consistency.
With a movement speed of 250 mm/s and a print speed of up to 16 mm³/s you'll be able to print whatever you need quickly.
Improve the functionality of the Robo R2 even further with alternative, swappable extruder modules.
Reliable and stylish, the Robo R2 prints over 30 different filaments. You can print with PLA, PET-G, Nylon, Flexible TPE, Flexible TPU and many more materials, including Robo’s own PLA and ABS filaments which can mimic real wood or glow in the dark.
What People Say
“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.