Bari, Italy-based Roboze is now shipping their Roboze One 3D printer, which they believe is a great, professional-grade printer for universities, research centers, and companies. The printer features “revolutionary” movement, patented X- and Y-axes that allow for better quality and more accurate positioning. The X-axis also features a ball screw with a flexible motor coupling, that allows for resolution up to 0.05 mm.
Roboze One is, the company suggests, easy to use and features a removable aluminum alloy heated printing plate and an extruder able to control the flow of materials with accuracy. This, along with a large printer volume of 280(x) X 220(y) X 220(z) and the printer’s ability to handle a variety of materials make the Roboze One a formidable offering from the growing Italian 3D printer market. The machine also features an intuitive LCD display with an SD card reader that allows users to print from a PC workstation.
The complete specs of the Roboze One 3D printer are listed below:
- Build Area: 280 x 250 x 250 mm
- Printer Size: 550 x 450 x 500 mm
- Resolution: Very High (50 microns), High (70 microns), Average (150 microns), Low (200 microns)
- Print Time: Recommended speed of 60-90 mm/s, and maximum speed of 250 mm/s
- Frame: Galvanized steel and powder coated INOX H7 bars for X and Y forklift
- Printable Materials: PLA, ABS, NYLON, PMMA
- Filament Diameter: 1.75mm
- Nozzle Size: 0.4mm
Despite what seems to be a solid offering, the team at Roboze seems to have made what could prove to be a fatal error by pricing their machine way too high (€3,270.49). Prices of FDM printers have dropped dramatically recently with successful Kickstarter 3D printers like Tiko 3D. It may be that the company believes the size of its printer warrants the price tag. Roboze began shipping April 1st, so we’ll hear from the 3D printing community as to whether or not it’s worth the cost.