ROBO 3D is a company that focuses on the product development of retail 3D printers located in San Diego, California. The R1, ROBO 3D's printer model, utilizes an open source ideology and is compatible with a variety of 3D modelling software, such as Solidworks and Sketch Up, along with free 3D model sharing websites, such as Thingiverse. The two thermoplastic materials used by the R1 are ABS and PLA.