We hear it all the time. Customers ask us which 3d printer they should choose based on ease of use. If the printer can be controlled via a wifi connection, a smartphone app, has self leveling capabilities and an easy to navigate color touch screen, it usually moves toward the front of the list.
Today's unveiling of two new 3d printers from the team over at Robo seems aimed at making desktop 3d printing as easy as possible, without losing performance.
"Working non-stop at our San Diego headquarters, we've redesigned our printer from the inside out and see it as an incredible opportunity to continue pushing the boundaries in this space, while providing an unforgettable consumer experience," said Braydon Moreno, co-founder of Robo.
The newly redesigned printers come in two forms. The C2 is a compact 3d printer while the R2 brings high performance and a larger build volume, according to the company.
"Robo C2 and Robo R2 will continue empowering people to make the imagined real as they bring their ideas to life with our simple-to-use technologies and create anything from prototypes of new products, to household items, to customized and personalized pieces," Moreno told reporters.
The trend towards easier 3d printing continues, with Robo investing in its App function to allow customers to manage, prepare and print directly from their smartphonen or tablet.
"The app lets you connect and print right from your mobile device, monitor the progress of every print in real time, manage multiple prints and printers at once, connect to cloud libraries and access thousands of 3D models, make in-app purchases (filaments, accessories, print kits and more) and get access to 24/7 support and helpful tutorials," the company claims.
Right now the team at Robo is set to deliver the C2 printer this November, with the R2 right behind in January. The C2 will retail for $699 and the R2 for $1299. However, if you want a better price, you can go to the company's Kickstarter page, where it's nearly reached it's goal after less than 2 hours of eligibility.