As you can imagine, anticipation for the Robox and its capabilities is at an all time high at the moment, with reviewers nationally and internationally queuing up to get their hands on a unit.

Not content with just plugging in and pressing play, reviewers look closely at both the hardware and the Automaker software, and as well as judging us on price, appearance and the quality and speed of prints, also look at the finer details such as how well the filament extrudes,  whether the ABS or PLA is adhering to the bed, nozzle function, how the door shuts, how easy it is to import files, whether the user manual mirrors the software, how well the graphical user interface works, how the Cartesian action performs etc.

We have no control when the Robox is in the reviewers’ hands – we send out a unit, and then sit back and wait for the final verdict.  Often this will be one or two month’s later, when the full review is published  online or in print – either way very much in the public arena – and there’s not a thing we can do to change a word.

Which is why, when we opened this month’s Stuff magazine we were thrilled to see that not only had we received a glowing review, but we’d also been awarded the coveted ‘5 STARS’.

Indeed, Jools Whitehorn had the following to say:

“3D printing has broken my heart before, but every time I hope it’ll be different.  And with the Robox, it feels like it is.  3D printing needs to offer a straight-out-of-the-box printing experience, and consistency rather than big promises and failed prints.  There will always be issues related to unsuitable model files, and no relationship is without its hiccups, but thanks to the Robox I think I’m ready to trust a 3D printer again.”

Happily, the reviewers at Stuff acknowledge our efforts to bring 3D printing into the mainstream, which means we’re one step closer to our ultimate goal of seeing a 3D printer in every home and school in the country.