Robo shows off its app-powered 3D printers at CES 2017
Robo has been exhibiting two new additions at CES 2017, the Robo C2 Compact Smart 3D Printer with Wi-Fi and the Robo R2 High-Performance Smart 3D Printer with Wi-Fi, both powered by the new Robo app.
The company has been named CES 2017 Best of Innovation Awards Honoree for Robo R2, which will ship in early 2017. Announced in September 2016 via a Kickstarter campaign, Robo C2 is now available for $699.
Robo claims it is the first to market 3D printers that offer cutting-edge features at consumer-level price points. Totally redesigned and reimagined to exceed consumer expectations, both next-generation printers define the new industry standard with a wish-list set of innovative features that give makers of all skill levels and backgrounds the freedom to create 3D prints for a wide range of personal and professional projects from a mobile device.
"We're thrilled to showcase our complete, full-featured smart 3D printing ecosystem for professionals, educators and beginners alike at this year's CES," said Braydon Moreno, co-founder of Robo. "It's exciting to fully reveal the automation features for both Robo C2 and Robo R2 — each with built-in technology and open-source versatility that streamlines the printing process, allowing makers, doers and creators of all skill levels and backgrounds to get up and running with their own unique projects quickly and easily — with 3D printers that scale with them as they progress and continue to make more."
From Robo C2's compact size, to Robo R2's high-performance, both printers feature built-in Wi-Fi, industry-leading print speeds, substantial print sizes, large color touch screens, automatic self-leveling print beds, integrated model slicing and filament run-out detection. Robo C2 is engineered to fit any space with its small footprint, while still delivering a product that can scale nearly any project with the utmost detail and efficiency. And as the successor to Robo R1+PLUS with its larger print size, heated print bed, on-board camera for remote print monitoring and the ability to print two materials at once with an additional extruder head (sold separately), Robo R2 is the level up when it's time to tackle projects that involve serious printing.
With the new Robo app, consumers now enjoy seamless interaction with both printers and a faster process to each 3D print—while never sacrificing precision. 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 Robo app is available now on iTunes to download, Android coming soon.