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Foldable Robot-BD

$ 3.99



This is the 7th in a series of folding robots to prepare for 4D printing. It was inspired by a robot called "Bender" that appeared in the animation "Futurama (1999-2013)".
The body of the robot is narrowed downward, so a new proportion is applied.

This is the kind of "3D Fan art". Many of my imaginations have been added. It is difficult to see the original shape before folding it.

This robot's arms and legs are elongated and structurally reinforced to prevent them from falling due to the vibration of the 3D printer during printing. Nevertheless, please understand that the length of the legs is slightly shortened because the legs are so large that they are likely to fall during the print.
It is very difficult to create hand-drawn animated characters in 3D. So, to express the feeling, I interpreted it subjectively and designed it.
The chest has a door that can be opened and closed so that you can put various things in it.

Designed for easy folding of complex structures, this product has been designed to meet the needs of popular 4D printing in the future.
It will revolutionize 3D printing as a totally new structure robot that does not need to be supported nor assembled, just fold.
This design does not require assembly, but the head, arms, and legs can rotate at various angles, so you can play with a variety of things.
Especially, the arm has a double structure so that it can rotate in two directions, so you can take many poses. In addition, the legs are made to protrude to the front and back, and the angle is precisely adjusted so that it does not fall over.
The folded part is made concave so that anyone can fold it easily.

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Size of this product : before assembly XYZ - 124 x 124 x 65mm / after assembly XYZ - 98 x 45 x 149mm

PRUSA Slicing Settings Simplify 3D
Extuder Nozzle Diameter : 0.4mm / Retraction Distance : 2.4mm
Layer Settings Layer Height : 0.1mm, 0.2mm / Top Solid : 8 / Bottom Solid : 6 / Outline : 2
First Layer Settings First Layer Height : 150% / First Layer Width : 100% / First Layer Speed : 50%
Infill Interlor Fill Percentage : 10% / Outline Overlap : 30%
Additions Raft : OK / Brim : NO / Support : NO
Ender Slicing Settings Simplify 3D
Extuder Nozzle Diameter : 0.4mm / Retraction Distance : 4mm
Layer Settings Layer Height : 0.1mm, 0.2mm / Top Solid : 8 / Bottom Solid : 6 / Outline : 2
First Layer Settings First Layer Height : 120% / First Layer Width : 100% / First Layer Speed : 50%
Infill Interlor Fill Percentage : 10% / Outline Overlap : 40%
Additions Raft : OK / Brim : NO / Support : NO
File 22.1 MB
Recommend Print
Material Color
Average Time
[0.2mm] 8h
[0.1mm] 14h
  • Mischa3D
    2019-06-08 03:08:58

    Your Designs are very cool, especially the Bender :)! I'm A huge fan of Futurama and of your foldable Robots. I have one last question, why does the Bender i bought have your Logo on his back and the one in the Image alswell as the one you show on youtube does not? Is it possible to get the one without logo on the back? Thank you for your great Work! I'll recommend you and your Website to my friends! greetings from Germany, Michael

    2019-06-09 16:06:44

    Many people use our designs for exhibitions, broadcasts, and various media as if they are our own. Please understand this point.

    2019-06-13 05:47:34

    Oh ok, i understand. Thank you for sharing this great designs! I really love to print them, they a 100% worth the money :)!

  • P4RHELI4
    2019-04-10 06:30:21

    Got it working on second try on a tuned in printer. This model is not for beginners. Some comments here also indicate that people don't have the extrusion multiplier set right. It needs to be on point. Overextrusion in combination with bad cooling leads to warping that can break the arms loose. You need really good bed adhesion for this if you don't use a raft. I have a good experience on my ultrabase. To tune in your extrusion multiplier and retractions try moon city in 50% scale on 0.4mm nozzles. There you can directly see how well your printer is tuned in. Also this print is a lot quicker and doesn't need that much filament. Depending on your Filament your can carefully bend all joints. a little bit of heat works well. Hey Fab365. Could you upload a model where the head is turned around 180 degrees? This would help people with a one-sided cooling solution because all steep overhangs would face in the same direction. I enjoy your models. Keep up the good work!

    2019-04-14 16:42:33

    Thank you in detail how to adjust a 3D printer based on your experience and how to print our designs. Your detailed explanations will be of great help to users who want to print different designs as well as the print of this design. Please continue to love our designs and upload many reviews! Thank you! And we will consider your ideas and suggestions in future designs.

  • Buttlord
    2019-04-05 00:23:33

    I wish I didn't buy this now I've seen it's got the logo on the back. You should update your product images!!

    2019-04-14 16:43:53

    Recently, bad people uploaded our designs to Thingiverse or various sites. So we suffered a lot of monetary damage. We are forced to expose the logo as much as possible. It was an inevitable choice for us to continue this work. I hope you understand.

  • Siliconghost
    2019-04-02 00:02:54

    Is there a trick to getting the cigar to fit in his hand? I'm afraid that I'm going to break off the fingers if I push too hard. I used PLA so it's not very flexible.

  • Siliconghost
    2019-03-31 20:27:50

    My print worked very well on my Prusa i3 MK2/S with MMU. I didn't use supports or a raft. Unfortunately, I used PLA and as soon as I tried to fold it, the parts broke apart (head and legs). Not a big deal though, I'm going to glue them. Perhaps I should have used PETG which I've heard is more flexible.

    2019-05-04 12:50:31

    We are using PLA for all printing. Almost all PLAs do not break when folded. But some brands are broken. Also, depending on the storage condition, problems may occur. Above all, transparent PLA breaks well in all brands. Please consider this point well. Thank you.

  • robinvel
    2019-03-31 00:09:02

    why does the stl file have an ugly fab 365 logo on the back the previews dont show this

    2019-03-31 00:22:40

    Recently, bad people uploaded our designs to Thingiverse or various sites. So I suffered a lot of monetary damage. We are forced to expose the logo as much as possible. It was an inevitable choice for us to continue this work. I hope you understand.

    2019-05-05 19:01:44

    I'd buy this if it didn't have the Logo on the back. Are all of the other FAB365 robot models like this? Not showing all of the product images smacks of deception. Sadly, I won't be buying any of these models.

    2019-05-07 14:08:08

    All designs are marked with a logo. Thank you for your interest in our design.

  • thegross1
    2019-03-25 09:47:17

    My attempt failed around 80% One of the arms broke free during printing which caused the whole body to pop up. I attempted to fold the pieces and all broke. I'm going to try again with a raft and hope for the best. Prusa PLA on MK2.5S

    2019-03-25 15:48:03

    We put a lot of people's video links on Informations. Please refer to. I hope you will succeed! Thank you~

  • barcelona16
    2019-03-11 03:37:40

    hola amigo, he impreso todo el bender y terminando la impresión se aflojaron los brazos y piernas por lo cual se dañaron al finalizar me gustaría modificar el archivo y intentar salvar solo estas partes ya que fue una impresion muy larga, podrias decirme en que programa fue diseñado ?

    2019-03-12 20:28:43

    The robot's arm fell off the build plate during print. Why not try Raft? With the Raft, you can get good results because your arms are attached to the build plate more tightly.

  • knexfour
    2019-03-05 23:49:02

    Wonderful design, thank you! Printed on my Ender 3 and it turned out really good. For anyone reading this, you need a finely tuned printer to make sure everything moves correctly. Don't go into this print without having some hours of tuning under your belt! Make sure you have printed plenty of Benchies and calibration cubes first :) The only problem I had was the door had come unstuck from the bed which messed it up a little but it still ended up finishing without issue. I did use a little glue on the tabs to hold it together, friction fit wasn't quite doing it. The folds bent with ease using PLA. My only gripe is I would love a version without the 2 accessory nubs on the back, they look kind of silly if you're not attaching anything.

    2019-03-07 17:56:12

    Thank you for your good print experience. It will be very helpful to others! Thank you for your continued support.

  • popi1854
    2019-03-03 22:47:58

    The smaller the print, the more difficulty there will be. Even at 100% the joints are quite tight. I made my first print at 100% with ABS. 3D printers perform differently - and you will need to try adjusting print settings to get things to work. For this model, the most critical setting will be retraction. I used 3mm with my MakerGear M2 and it has worked well. My ABS model printed nicely, but all the fold joints broke apart. The arm/shoulder joints worked well after twisting them very slowly and carefully. The head swiveled well. The legs did not move at all and broke off when I tried to loosen them. The door hinge is very clever and worked well - but the tab for the door latch is way too big. I cut it almost in half and dressed it with 180 grit sandpaper to get it to snap closed gently, and be able to be opened again. As my body parts were all separate, I glued the thing together. Way too much work! My second print was PLA at 150%. Except for temp., same mech. settings. Long print time, but a nice print. The arm joints did not require any manipulation - worked perfectly right off the print table. The legs still did not move, but at this size, if the legs were loose the robot may fall over, so I left them be. Same deal with the door. This feature needs to modified in the print file before printing again. In order to avoid break up when folding, I heated the fold lines with a wood burning tool. A few light draws along the fold line front and back were adequate - you don't want to melt anything, just soften it a bit. This produced an excellent and easy fold up. The model snapped together nicely. This is a nice model. Nicely engineered with clever features, but needs more work.

    2019-03-09 23:18:49

    Thank you. It's very sad that you failed a lot on the output. If you print this small, the gaps between the gaps become smaller and stick together. The reason why your arms or legs do not move may be due to the phenomenon of elephant food. In this case, it is better to use Raft. Never use support. This is because the support blocks the gap between the parts. In addition to that, the following "knexfour" customer explained very well. Please read it carefully and try it ~ We have reposted many of our customers' prints on our Instagram. Please take a look at these!

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