Here's our cel robox 3d printer review which is later 2015 3D Printer that has been re-developed over the last couple of years and comes with a range of exciting and innovative 3D printing features. The printer is made from aluminium outer structure that gives it both it's weight and it's rigidity whilst the clear plastic screen means that you can see your print being made layer by layer. The printer comes with dimensions of 14.5 x 13.4 x 9.4" whilst weighing in at around 20 pounds which makes it a great desktop 3D printer and a printing bed of 8.3 x 5.9 x 3.9 Inches.
The Cel robox is dual extruder design that allows you to print things very quickly, in different colors, or even in great detail. What makes this one pretty unique is that the dual-extruder design doesn’t require a filament spool for each fuel nozzle – it has only one spool to use between the two nozzles.
Cel Robox 3D Printer Review
This in itself is very unique, and sets it apart from many other options on the market.The printer supports PLA, ABS, HIPS, Nylon, PC and PVA with a layer resolution of up to 20 microns although even with the dual extruder, my god it prints slowly if you take the resolution down to 20 Microns, however if you're prepared to the let the resolution up to 100Microns in terms of layer depth, the CEL robox can print at up to 300% faster than some other printers on the market.
Other features include a number of handy additions, including a pause and resume feature to help you build things sporadically, a nozzle valve system to limit the pesky oozing you can often get with 3D printers and an intelligent design which keeps the printing bed platform level at all times. Where many 3D printers can contain troublesome platforms, this one is pretty trusty and reliable. The print bed is also very easy to take apart and clean, which makes it simple to keep it fresh.
The CEL Robox is very easy to use give that it uses software that has been specifically designed for it. The printer uses the automaker software to both view the layout your models before you print and adjust the settings that are used to print. The software can be easily downloaded and installed in a selection of languages on both a Windows or MacOS machine. The software is easy to use meaning that even those less experienced designers can design and print their models.
All this said, there are many features here which are frustrating and illogical. Firstly, the manual calibration system makes it really hard to get things going – users must manually calibrate the nozzle opening and nozzle height, both of which take a lot of work and can be easy to slip up on. These tweaks ensure the right amount of volume comes from the nozzles and that the nozzles are at the right distance from the printing bed.
As you can imagine, this isn’t the simplest of tasks. Although this can often be a frustration when working with 3D printers, it’s the vague and unhelpful instructions which come with the printer that make this particularly taxing. What’s also frustrating is that it’s of course only possible to judge whether or not you’ve calibrated correctly after printing your job… and by then it’s too late. Trial and error isn’t an ideal process for productivity.
What is perhaps even more frustrating is the low rate of success with this one. Yeah, it does do things quickly, but the print quality is a little lower than many other printers on the market, and the rate of failure is quite high. Many users have found that up to half of all print jobs undertaken by this model lead to an incorrect, unfinished or unacceptable print job, which offsets the speed at which the machine works… no-one wants a fast but incorrect print! This model also can’t work from a drive or SD card, and needs a computer to function.
All in all if you're happy to put up with a few problems during use, it’s a fast printer with a decent value for money price point and a selection of features that help this printer to stand out from the competition. Is it our favourite 3D Printer on the market in 2017? No, there are better models on the market, but the CEL robox is a decent option. Not our's, but there is a decent youtube video directly from CEL discussing the Robox below which brings this Cel Robox 3D Printer Review into a whole new direction.