Perhaps one of our most exciting announcements to date – CEL Robox has partnered with ColorFabb, the Dutch producer of high quality filaments, to bring its range of new filament colours to CEL customers as Robox SmartReels.
The partnership means Robox customers can print with a rainbow of colours in ColorFabb’s co-polyester filament ‘colorFabb_XT’, made from Eastman Chemical Company’s Amphora™ 3D Polymer. The colorFabb_XT filament is available from 30th September 2015 in the full range of colours, including Red, Orange, Yellow, Light Green, Dark Green, Light Blue, Purple, Pink, Black, White and Clear.
ColorFabb_XT is made from Amphora™ 3D Polymer, a product of the Eastman Chemical Company, and has a number of advantages over both PLA and ABS materials. For example it is less brittle than PLA, and because of its extremely low shrink rate it is dimensionally more accurate than other materials and has good bed adhesion, with strong inter-layer bonding.
ColorFabb extrude their blend of Amphora™ 3D Polymer in the Netherlands on their high quality manufacturing suite which is specially designed to maintain high dimensional accuracy.
CEL Robox is the first 3D printing manufacturer to have this world famous filament spooled onto directly their SmartReels.
Chris Elsworthy comments: “The CEL Robox project is to build an eco-system around an extremely user friendly piece of hardware and to do this we want to bring together industry leaders to benefit 3D printer users.
“In this case we have the first resin ever developed for 3D printing from Eastman, ColorFabb’s high quality blending and extrusion and Robox’s user friendly SmartReel system.
“ColorFabb_XT is another high quality material that we bring to our users to ensure their 3D printing experience is the best it can be.
“We are particularly interested in using this material in education applications as we feel it improves the reliability of printing and the strength of the end results.”
Ruud Rouleaux, CEO at ColorFabb said: “I first saw the Robox printer in action in 2014 and was immediately taken by the ease of use that Robox offers consumers.
“So when we began looking for a 3D printer to partner with we naturally reached out to Robox to see how we could work together to make 3D printing in a range of different materials more accessible to everyone.
“In Robox we have found a partner that we can work together with to achieve our goal of allowing people to create functional and aesthetically beautiful prints.”
Alex Dudal, market development representative, Eastman Chemical Company, remarked: “Collaborations such as the one between CEL and ColorFabb are why Eastman is involved in the 3D printing market. Working with these leaders in the hardware and filament markets allows us to bring the benefits of Eastman Amphora™ 3D polymer to a wider audience.”
Eastman Amphora™ 3D polymer is a low-odour, styrene-free choice that is uniquely suited for 3D printing applications.
With Amphora, items can be created that are more functional, more durable, more efficient, and attractive.