SAN DIEGO, July 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Robo 3D Limited (ASX: RBO), a US-based 3D printing market leader and maker of the most highly-rated consumer printers available, today announced the full availability of its new Robo R2 high-performance smart 3D printer with Wi-Fi — both through select big box retailers, like BestBuy and Amazon, and online at www.robo3D.com. All orders are shipping within 24 hours.
The latest printer to the Robo product lineup — one engineered with an advanced set of wish-list features geared for serious making and a wide range of professional uses — had an initial production run earlier this year dedicated solely to its backers on Kickstarter.
"To say we've worked hard to ensure Robo R2 meets and exceeds expectations with its full market availability is an understatement — it's been an all hands on deck, around-the-clock effort since we decided to move forward with the very idea of a flagship 3D printer," said Ryan Legudi, Managing Director at Robo. "We're immensely proud of this finished product, whose feature set and functionality are aimed to redefine the entire industry. We're fully confident that makers and professional users from various backgrounds and skillsets have the machine necessary to enjoy a world-class and truly innovative 3D printing experience."
Scaling even higher with key education and international distribution partnerships
Since the start of 2017, Robo has garnered major interest in its products and services from U.S. and Canada education sectors, while inking key U.S. and international distribution partnerships with the WYNIT, Promevo and SYNNEX deals, and further solidifying new partnerships in Europe.
In step with its strategic partnership earlier this year with Promevo alone, one of the largest, premier Google Apps and Chromebooks resellers in North America, Robo partnered with Best Buy for Education, giving the company entry into four of the largest U.S. school districts focused on STEM and STEAM education — a segment where 3D printer sales equate to more than $8 billion per year.
The full availability of Robo R2 positions the company to elevate those growth initiatives with its high-performance feature set: Wi-Fi connectivity, a large 8 x 8 x 10" print size, heated print bed, fast print speed, on-board camera, built-in 5" color touchscreen, automatic self-leveling, the ability to print 30-plus types of materials and filaments and much more.
Hailed as the 2017 CES Best of Innovation Award: 3D Printing and 2017 Good Design® Award in Product Design Category, the Robo R2 $1,499 MSRP price tag also solidifies its purpose as an industrial-grade 3D printer geared for greater consumer accessibility.
Based in San Diego, Robo 3D Limited (ASX: RBO) is a best-in-class designer and manufacturer of 3D printers and associated products, best known for pioneering the first fully connected, Wi-Fi enabled 3D printer available at accessible price points.
Robo was co-founded in 2012 by two San Diego State University student entrepreneurs who developed a prototype for the company's first product, the Robo R1, in an effort to avoid purchasing a more costly 3D printing system needed to complete their senior class project. The company was launched through a successful Kickstarter campaign that raised nearly $650,000 — 1,200 percent more than the original goal of $49,000, demonstrating a marked need for 3D printing technologies at consumer-level price points.