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October 2013

Welcome to the new Robox site

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Welcome to our new site!

We are very pleased to be able to show off a new product we are developing, its not just a 3d printer.

Please have a look around, there is a lot of information on here already that has not been made public yet. There a lot of other products that we designed and have manufactured available here

Thank you very much to Simpleweb in Bristol for their fast work in getting this site up. These guys went the extra mile (and a bit) allowing us to concentrate on the development of Robox.

There is a lot more to come, keep checking back and subscribe to our newsletter for more information. Please share what you find!

If you notice a problem please let me know by posting a comment below.

First prints on our prototype

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We have been printing with the first complete prototype, the results are very promising. In fact the hardware is working just as we imagined it, just a few tweaks to improve the speed, the accuracy is spectacular!

Every imperfection in our test prints is just down to tuning in the print parameters. Between the software and firmware we can set everything we need too thanks to Ian and Ben W’s hard work. There is still a lot more work to do to make all this control accessible to Robox users.

Our intent is to allow the user to simply press print and get a good result every time. The building blocks are in place and we now have complete control of every aspect of the print process, now its time to tune the system.


Exciting times! – Robox® Dual nozzle 3d printer prototype testing

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I’m watching over Chris Elsworthy’s shoulder – actually under his armpit…he is a tall man – while eating my lunch.

There is a definite sense of excitement in the office.  We are usually heads down working hard to bring the many elements of Robox from plan to reality. Right now though, everyone is watching Chris’s desk.

Following closely behind some unrepeatable language and burned fingers there is a print happening in one of our prototype Robox dual nozzle 3d printer units.
This print is the first of its kind, not the content but the method. It has come from months of work on electronics, firmware and software as well as a very simple but ingenious mechanical nozzle change system.

2 different size nozzles operating on a single set of instructions to build an object. Using the fine nozzle for the outline and details while using the large nozzle to fill the parts. There is a lot of fine tuning to do but the test print I can see is progressing really fast. Hours of sketching, theory, coding and design have finally come to this AND ITS AWESOME!

Chris E, Ian H and Ben W, nice work chaps.