Robox Dual-material Head
First dual-material toolhead for Robox 3D printer.
Available for both new and existing customers as an upgrade option, the new print head retains the same form-factor as the existing Robox head and uses CEL’s proprietary needle-valve system to enable smooth start and stop printing.
This latest addition to CEL’s market-leading Robox 3D printer means users can print designs that were previously unprintable, as well as creating models using two different colours or even two dissimilar materials. The dual-material head uses two completely separate melt chambers and 0.4mm nozzles for optimum balance between speed and accuracy.
Both material reels can be hung on the side of the Robox device, with the addition of a simple adaptor, allowing the printer’s intelligent reel system to still recognise exactly what material it’s working with. This, in combination with the Robox’s closed-feedback loop and dual-pinch wheel extruder system makes sure that each filament is fed to its respective nozzle evenly.
Chris Elsworthy, CEO of CEL, commented: “3D printing has the potential to change the way we design and create products and the launch of our dual-material head means another step change in the complexity of items our users are able to print with Robox. We’re really excited to be able to offer this new 3D printer head to our customers and allow them to create new prints they never could have dreamed of 3D printing before! Users will still get all the reliability and quality they have come to expect from a Robox printer, but now with the ability to print in two materials at the same time.”
Existing Robox customers can upgrade their printers with the toolhead for £199.00 +P&P. Backers from the Robox early Kickstarter campaign will have early access. Visitors can find out more about the toolhead on the CEL stand #73035 inside the CES 2016 3D Printing Marketplace, Sands Expo, Las Vegas.