We are delighted to announce that we are now licensed resellers for Roboze 3D printers. Roboze 3D printers are widely used in additive manufacturing, automotive, consumer electronics, medical and dental, and rapid production applications. We will be selling the Roboze One and Roboze One +400 through our online store very soon, together with all Roboze filaments.
For those of you who are unfamiliar with Roboze 3D printers, we have prepared a guide for you below.
Update February 2018: GoPrint3D no longer stocks the Roboze range. As an alternative we would recommend either the Zortrax M300 or the Markforged range of printers.
The Roboze One is an advanced FDM (Fused Deposition Modelling) desktop 3D printer. It is positioned slap bang in the middle of the market, offering the footprint of a desktop 3D printer, with the performance and features of a professional 3D printer.
It offers a huge build volume, excellent resolution and is packed full of technologies which ensure pinpoint accuracy and astounding print results, and features which make 3D printing a whole lot easier.
Accuracy and Precision
This is the first Roboze 3D printer to feature a new, patented mechatronic movement system of the X and Y axis. This is paired with a CNC machined, AISI 303 stainless steel and Al 6082 Aluminium extruder system for very high durability and ideal heat dissipation. Meanwhile, the Z axis has a C7 ballscrew for flexibility and extreme accuracy, and a flexible motor coupling for vibration absorption. Combined, these components make for an outstanding setup.
The Roboze One also has a new mechanism of extrusion, which allows for the free-flow of filament and complete control. Effectively, this system constantly controls the flow of filament through layers for accuracy. You also have a choice of layer heights. The Roboze One will print on a very high (50 microns), high (70 microns), medium (150 microns), or low (200 microns) setting, while the recommended print speed is 60-90 mm/s with a maximum print speed of 250 mm/s – that’s faster than most other FDM 3D printers on the market today.
The Roboze One is the first 3D printer in the world to ditch rubber belts.
By eliminating belts and replacing these with steel racks and helical pinions, Roboze has done away with issues concerning belt calibration, wear, and motion repeatability. In the Roboze One, the positioning accuracy of the movement is controlled through racks and gears. The result is quiet operation and fluid motion.
Build Volume and Materials
With a build volume of 280 x 220 x 200 mm (xyz), the Roboze One offers all the space you need for your ideas. In terms of materials, Roboze has developed four core filaments for the One: Ultra, Flex, Strong and Functional. These materials are high-performance engineering plastics, ideally suited to both prototyping and end-use parts. The Roboze One has a heated build plate that can reach temperatures up to 100°C, so it’s capable of printing more than just ABS.
Ultra is a high-performance technical material derived from PLA. It offers similar strength characteristics to ABS but faster print speeds. This material is ideal for concepts, prototypes and small series productions.
Flex is an ultra-flexible material derived from thermoplastic polyurethane. It mimics rubber and silicone. It has extremely high resistance to abrasion and wear and tear, and is ideally suited to mouldings.
Strong is an engineering plastic derived from ABS. It has outstanding mechanical properties with excellent tensile strength. This material is ideal for creating mechanical prototypes, concepts and end-use parts.
Functional has the best mechanical properties of any material listed, as well as excellent thermal resistance. This is a nylon filament designed specifically for parts that will be subject to intense wear and tear.
Control and Ease of Use
The Roboze One has USB connectivity and an SDHC card reader (a 4GB SD card is included in the box). It is controlled through open source software. The printer has a small LCD display located centrally at the bottom, which displays the printer’s settings. You can control the printer through your computer, however it’s easier to simply insert an SD card and press print. Overall, the Roboze One is very easy to use even for newbies.
Roboze One +400
The Roboze One +400 takes everything that’s incredible about the Roboze One and amplifies it. It has the same 200 mm x 200 mm x 200 mm (xyz) build volume and the same technologies as the Roboze One, such as that patented mechatronic movement, but it’s a far more capable 3D printer in terms of material support, thanks to an upgraded extruder system.
The headline feature of this 3D printer is that it has dual extruders that can reach a temperature of up to 400°C. That massive temperature range opens up a whole new world of material possibilities, and you can print with advanced techno-polymer engineering plastics and polycarbonates. The Roboze One +400 also has a build plate that can reach a temperature of up to 150°C – that’s 50°C higher than the Roboze One’s. There are 12 different technical materials supported by the Roboze One +400, to suit a wide range of applications and industries. Here’s what you need to know about them:
12 Technical Materials
In addition to Functional, Flex, Strong and Ultra, the Roboze One +400 supports:
PEEK is a high performance, semi-crystalline thermoplastic polymer. It is food safe, with outstanding mechanical properties. It is resistant to chemicals and remains stable at very high temperatures, even under load.
PEI is a PolyEtherImide. PolyEtherImide is a polymer that offers similar mechanical and thermal properties to PEEK. However, this material is also resistant to hydrolysis and repeated autoclave cycles.
PC is simply polycarbonate. A transparent material, PC is a strong and durable material with high thermal resistance. It is widely used in the manufacture of protective housings and for personal protective equipment.
PC/ABS is a PC (polycarbonate) and ABS (acrylonitrile butadiene styrene) hybrid. It combines the thermal properties of PC with the mechanical properties of ABS, so you can create high-strength, heat resistant parts.
PMMA is a PolyMethylMethAcrylate (Plexiglass) filament, otherwise known as acrylic glass. This is a transparent material that’s widely used in the medical and optical fields, such as to create eyewear and guards.
Carbon Pa is a high performance thermoplastic polymer, that’s embedded with 40 per cent chopped carbon. This is an incredible material, offering the chemical resistance of nylon and the strength of carbon fibre.
HIPS is a blend of polystyrene and rubber. This is simply a support material that’s soluble in D’Limonene solution. You would use this to print supports for weaker or less sturdy parts, to prevent warping.
PVA is another support material. Soluble in water, PVA can be used to support parts printed with Ultra, due to their close melting temperatures. PVA melts away in solution, to leave a mark-free, faultless part.
It’s also important to point out that both the Roboze One and Roboze One +400 have an inner spool. The inner spool layout protects the filament from external agents and environmental conditions, to guarantee part quality.
The Roboze One +400 also has a new control system. It gets an upgraded 3.5″ touchscreen in place of the LCD display on the Roboze One. To go with this, new software also features which makes controlling the printer even easier.
Roboze One +400 Specifications:
– Build volume: 200 mm x 200 mm x 200 mm (xyz);
– Resolution: 50-200 microns;
– Print speed: 60-250 mm/s;
– Extruders: Dual extruders operating to a temperature of up to 400°C;
– Build plate: Heated and operating to a temperature of up to 150°C.
To find out more about the Roboze One or the Roboze One +400, call our team today on 01765 540 115 or Talk To Us at email@example.com.