“Our Robox 3D printers and the CEL UK-based support team have been superb. Students of all ages, from our primary school partners to Post-16 students, have all been able to access and use the Robox software and hardware systems effectively. They have inspired students and led to numerous STEM Big Bang competition wins. Further to this, our work as a community Fab Lab has allowed organisations and individuals to develop ideas on a personal level or commercially.
“The Robox technical support team are second to none and offer excellent training materials to ensure systems are kept up and running. CEL are always keen to support users with emerging applications of their machines and illustrate their forward and positive principles.
“I would recommend Robox to any educational establishment looking at purchasing additive manufacturing systems. ”
Head of Design and Technology
King Edward VI Community College
Robox is designed to be Plug and Print. We are designers, we created Robox to allow us to spend more time designing, testing and refining our prototypes. Doing our jobs basically. As designers we did not want to spend time levelling or preparing a build plate, looking up or testing settings or tweaking profiles. We wanted a 3D printer which makes printing easy. Robox has won best of Plug’n’Print 2 years running. It is also the only printer which is safe for use in education at all levels.
Learn more here http://www.cel-robox.com/technical/
“I selected Robox 3D printers to go into all our Primary schools after extensive research. The locking door ensures that the printing area is a safe environment and hands cannot make contact with hot components, the ease of printing and easy removal of the printed models are very user friendly.”
East Ayrshire Council
Coinciding with the glowing RoboxDual review (click here to read) published recently by All3DP, RoboxDual is fast becoming the leading dual extrusion 3D printer in schools, colleges and universities.
Whether it’s in a leading university like Imperial College London, where they’re using more Robox and RoboxDual 3D printers in their new 3D printing lab than any other model including MakerBot, LulzBot, BCN or Ultimaker, or the scores of primary schools in Scotland where Robox is the 3D printer of choice in a number of council-wide digital learning schemes, the award-winning Robox platform is offering new opportunities to enhance STEM learning as the safest and easiest to use 3D printer for all stages of education.
For a start, RoboxDual represents incredibly good value for money at £1,499 when compared to its closest competitors, Ultimaker 3 and BCN Sigma, which retail for £3,354 and £2,263 respectively. Indeed, many in the industry have commented on the poor value for money Ultimaker 3 represents, especially when you consider the fact that dual extruder prints on Ultimaker’s most advanced 3D printer now take double, triple or even quadruple the time to complete (I’m not exaggerating – read a review here). Ultimaker 3 is almost twice the price of its predecessor but it’s clear from the reviews it’s received since launching that it’s far from twice the value. Reviewers also point to the Ultimaker design starting to look quite dated now.
How much longer do dual extruder prints take to complete on RoboxDual? Well, this is where our patented needle valve flow control technology comes into its own. Single and dual extruder print times are virtually identical on RoboxDual thanks to these needle valves (click here for more info on this critical tech). I’d highly recommend you compare the elegant nozzle changing mechanism of RoboxDual with the clunky and time-wasting mechanism adopted by Ultimaker to get an idea of how valuable these needle valves are. You can watch a great video of RoboxDual in action on our last Kickstarter page.
It’s also worth mentioning that Ultimaker 3 does not support a 0.8 mm nozzle whereas RoboxDual is compatible with the Robox QuickFill head, which includes both a 0.8 mm and 0.3 mm nozzle. In fact, RoboxDual comes with the dual material head (2 x 0.4 mm nozzles) and QuickFill single material head as standard in the box.
In terms of speed, aesthetics and certainly value for money, RoboxDual wins hands down, every time.
Take a look at the new Robox Education page on our website where you can read reviews and testimonials, download literature and watch a great new video we’ve put together:
Learning about insect anatomy
10-year-old pupils at Blackfield Primary School use Robox to model and print insect anatomy.
Getting to grips with 3D design using free software
Martyn Hendry at St Andrew's Primary School takes a group of 10-year-old pupils through the process of designing custom name tags using Autodesk's browser-based Tinkercad software.
Working in partnership with the James Dyson Foundation
Gears are 3D printed on Robox in a Year 10 James Dyson Foundation project.
Designing and making a more inclusive society
15-year-old students discuss their GCSE James Dyson Foundation projects aimed at aiding people who experience physical disabilities.
Engaging young people in STEM
9-year-old pupils at Blackfield Primary School learn to combine multiple models for printing in two materials.
Understanding the additive manufacturing process
Students of all ages at King Edward VI Community College and its feeder schools use Robox in combination with other manufacturing processes such as cold casting.
Complexity made simple
Robox can print in two materials at the same time, allowing more complex geometries to be printed with ease using dedicated support materials.
Inspiring a new generation
8-year-old pupils in Blackfield Primary School use free Tinkercad software and Robox to create stationery organisers for a school project.
Mendip Studio School
Year 11 students discuss their GCSE projects.
A student upgrades his A-Level project with Robox.
Safety and Security
Robox is the only 3D printer with an interlocking safety door to prevent accidental injury.
FAWE School, Rwanda
Students from Writhlington School provide 3D printer workshops to Rwandan students.
The safest and easiest to use 3D printer for education, Robox delivers professional results with an award-winning user experience.
- Needle valves ensure only desired material is printed with no need to retract or wipe nozzles
- Hassle-free build plate with no glue, toxic sprays or tape required
- Only desktop 3D printer with an interlocking safety door
- Rapid head (<1 min) and bed (<4 mins) heat-up times
- Compatible with 3rd party filament – no vendor lock-in
- Automatic material recognition with no setup required
- Fully automatic bed levelling and easy calibration
“If you’re looking for a quality desktop 3D printer for the home, office or classroom, then there’s little not to love about the formidable CEL RoboxDual.”
“Features like automatic bed leveling, easy-to-use software, filament auto-load, and SmartReel filament technology made setup a breeze and very beginner friendly.”
Make Magazine 3D Printer Guide 2017
“I selected Robox 3D printers to go into all our Primary schools after extensive research. The locking door ensures that the printing area is a safe environment and hands cannot make contact with hot components. The ease of printing and easy removal of the printed models are very user friendly.“
Martyn Hendry, STEM Coordinator, East Ayrshire Council
“We assessed Robox against a number of other popular 3D printers and it came out on top in terms of portability, ease of use, safety, design and print quality.”
Scottish Library & Information Council
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I was recently introduced to the e-NABLE project by our friends André and Guillaume at Le Comptoir 3D
This is an awesome venture that aims to get functional 3D printed hands to people around the world. Heard this before? Well e-NABLE takes a different approach… Anyone with a 3D printer can make a difference thanks to the network of e-NABLE volunteers around the world.
These hands don’t replace expensive, highly functional natural looking prosthetic hands – but they’re not meant to. Children who have limb differences can’t always get prostheses (partly because they’re growing) so these hands can make a real and immediate difference to their lives.
Take a look at this video from e-NABLE to see what I mean.
Now tell me you don’t want to use your Robox to make a difference.
Visit http://enablingthefuture.org/ for more information on how to help.
And if you’re a student or teacher reading this then please take a look at http://www.handchallenge.com/ and involve your school in this amazing project.
The story of e-NABLE is inspiring – you can be part of it too.
Here’s my first print of a Raptor hand produced on a Robox – I’ll add more pictures when it’s assembled.
Thanks for reading!
Blue Sky Plan has become the favoured surgical planning tool for dental work. The software lets you work and plan your cases for free and has an excellent selection of tools to allow accurate matching of scan inputs and implant hardware plus the ability to create digital surgical guides. The software is constantly evolving to keep up with the advances in dental technology and improving methods.
If you are an educator in dentistry you probably already know all this. Take advantage of the offer below to allow your students to work all the way though the export phase of case planning. Grab a Robox and print your surgical guides accurately, incredibly cheaply and without any fuss in house.
We’re very pleased to see leading education specialist TechSoft promote Robox as its No.1 choice of 3D printer for schools in their 2016-2017 Product Guide.
TechSoft was founded in the mid-1980s and soon established itself as a market-leading supplier of CAD and CAD/CAM systems. The TechSoft team have gained great insights into the technology needs and requirements of education in the years since and began supplying 3D printers to schools in 2004.
All of TechSoft’s sales and support staff are either ex-Design and Technology teachers, graduates in Design and related fields or qualified engineers. This means that they not only have a wealth of practical understanding but also understand the subject-specific issues teachers face on a daily basis.
TechSoft’s experience of low-cost 3D printers over the years allows the team to conclude that Robox “stands out from the crowd for accuracy, reliability, cost-effectiveness, ease of use and safety”. We couldn’t agree more. Thank you, TechSoft!