Among the enterprises presenting 3D printing at
CES 2018 this company has a slightly different proposition.
China’s Shenzhen Yuejiang Technology Co. Ltd. was
established in 2015 with the aim of bringing easy-to-use,
inexpensive and incredibly practical robotic arms to the
Its first product, the DOBOT 1.0, was released complete with
programming for 3D printing, laser engraving, painting and
writing – a product of collaboration between SIAT,
APHRO.DIT and the Sino-Germany
Space Robot United Laboratory of HIT.
Now at CES, DOBOT is exhibiting three generations of robotic
the Kickastarter standout DOBOT M1 to the DOBOT Magician.
Commended for its educational abilities, the DOBOT Magician has
been recognized as a CES 2018 Innovation Awards Honoree.
The perfect classroom tool
As a base, the DOBOT Magician is compatible 5 different
toolheads, also known as endeffectors: a 3D printer hot end,
laser, pen holder, vacuum cup and gripper. As a totally
configurable machine though, the possibilities for the Magician
are virtually limitless.
3D printing on the DOBOT Magician is completed in a max build
areas of 150 mm ×150 mm × 150mm, and down to a resolution
of 0.1mm. It takes a standard PLA feedstock that, for its
ecofriendliness, makes it suitable for its intended purpose in
schools/working with children.
The arm is controlled via a user interface specially developed
by DOBOT. To perform specific tasks, movement can also be
programmed using Blockly, a user-friendly coding platform
developed by Google.
Industrial desktop arms
Where the Magician is tailored more to a
STEM/STEAM education environment, the DOBOT M1 and DOBOT
MOOZ are Shenzhen Yuejiang Technology’s answers for
In December 2016, the M1 broke its crowd funding goal within 24
hours of listing on Kickstarter. At the end of the campaign,
DOBOT received over 1,000 customers for the robotic arm that
selling at the time for a price of $999 and up.
In addition to the basic 3D printing, pick & place, laser
engraving and writing functions, the M1 can be configured to
solder components, and even 3D print using SLA.
An expansion of the M1, the MOOZ model comes with a sturdier
metal frame and a number of under-the-hood additions to make
industrial works more precise.
Nominations for the second annual 3D
Printing Industry Awards are now open. Make
your selections now.
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Featured image shows 4 views of the DOBOT Magician. Images