Robo C2 is a budget desktop FDM 3D printer capable of printing with more than 20 types of material. It shows a compact and clean design. The integration with MyStemKits curriculum makes it ideal for educational use. No wonder that it has been selected as the best 3D printer for schools by All3DP. It includes a Wi-Fi module and a personal hotspot for smart connectivity.
Robo C2 offers a print speed of 16 mm3/s and a travel speed of up to 250 mm/s. It features automatic bed calibration, end-of-the-filament detection, and detachable build plates for a streamlined printing experience. You can control the printer via the built-in LCD touchscreen or wirelessly via the mobile Robo App. The integrated touchscreen allows for onboard slicing. In addition, the printer comes with a 1-year license of Autodesk Suite and is compatible with third-party slicer.
The Robo C2 has been successfully used in prototyping and small-scale manufacturing. Continue reading for an in-depth review.
For example, look at this stylish, balancing wine bottle holder designed by the @thehalfnerd. Printed with the Robo C2, it shows a decent print quality.
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The Robo C2 prints at 20 microns. It has a 0.4 mm nozzle, which gives you the best balance between speed and detail. For example, look at this White House model. It is smooth and fine detailed.
The print head runs on rods with linear bearings, making the design more simple, lightweight and effective, all characteristics that are desirable in a 3D printer.
Robo C2 can print with PLA, Aromatic PLA, Glow-in-the-dark PLA, Wood PLA, PET-G, Nylons, Flexible TPE, Flexible TPU, Thermo Temp Color Changing PLA, Bronze-filled PLA, Copper-Filled PLA, Brass-Filled PLA, Glass Filled PLA, Stainless-Steel Filled PLA, Iron-Filled PLA, Carbon Fiber PLA, Conductive PLA, Magnetic Iron, HIPS, PVA and other materials.
Take a look at the model of Thanos from the Avengers movie. It has been printed with a black PLA material. One of the reasons why it looks so great is Robo’s powerful fan. By cooling the model down, it reduces the risk of flaws.
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The Robo C2 prints with 1.75 mm filament, providing you with a wide choice of materials.
The build area of 5 x 5 x 6 inches (127 x 127 x 152.4 mm) is more than enough for small-scale prints. Otherwise, you can simply print a model in parts and then assemble them together to build a bigger product, as in the picture below.
The printer can be remotely controlled via the mobile App. It can also be operated as a standalone device via the built-in, 3.5-inches LCD interface or it can even be connected to a computer via a USB cable.
3D models can be printed wirelessly via Wi-Fi or Ethernet. They can also be transferred from a computer via USB cable or via an external USB stick.
The printer comes with a 1-year Autodesk Studio license. It is also compatible with customized versions of Cura, MatterControl, and RoboPrint software. It works with 3D models in STL format. The software is available for Apple iOS, macOS, Windows, and Linux.
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Robo C2 is available in white color.
The printer dimensions are 330.2 x 463.55 x 323.85 mm. It weighs 20.8 lb (9.5 kg). The spool holder is mounted on the back of the printer.
The price of the Robo C2 is $799.99, which is reasonable considering its functionality and connectivity.