C Enterprise (UK) Ltd. (CEL) wants to bring us the very best 3D printer that is accessible and reliable to everyone at home and in any office. They claimed that they are passionate about design and innovation and they wanted to share that enthusiasm with the world by bringing a comprehensive micro-manufacturing solution to a desk near you!
Introducing Robox – Technical Specification
Frame and Case Design: All motors and axes are attached to a single stainless steel frame which is a reference surface for all motion; this is rigidly attached to injection moulded parts which form the body of the printer to create a super-stable platform. They’ve used high quality materials including anodised aluminium and clear polycarbonate to give the printer a clean stylish look that would be at home on any desk.
Speed – Dual Nozzle System: They reported that the system can improve print speeds by up to 300% when set against their competitors. A single material feed can be directed out of one of two nozzles – with a 0.3mm or 0.8mm extrusion diameter.
Automatic Material Recognition – Robox requires no programming for different materials – just load the reel and go! Each reel contains a chip which stores all the necessary parameters for the material which have been thoroughly tested, so as soon as you install the reel, the printer is automatically programmed and ready to print.
Quick-Change Print-head – Their HeadLock System allows you to change the function of Robox quickly and easily.
Swap the head and turn this micro manufacturing platform into a different machine altogether
Replaceable, ‘Tape-less’ and Removable PEI Bed – Once your print has finished you are free to remove your model from the printer.
Enclosed Build Chamber – Robox has the option of a fully-enclosed build envelope for stabilising the printing environment, improving results and making it safer.
Test print: ABS 78x10x5mm – Draft quality -This test print using ABS in their closed build chamber shows no shrinkage or warping even when the bed and part have cooled.
Expandable for 2 Extruders – Robox is ready for a second extruder; so coupled with a dual material head (currently in development), you will be able to print two different materials at the same time – whether this is just two colours of the same material, or a build material and separate support material.
AutoMaker Proprietary Software – They’ve decided to develop their own software to take advantage of the many innovative hardware features already designed into their Robox platform.
The Funding period is between Nov 20, 2013 and Dec 20, 2013 (30 days).
For further details and support, visit their KickStarter web page!