PandaBot is focused as a consumer-oriented product and thus includes a number of features to make it robust and visually attractive
According to Panda Robotics were their printer’s materials and aesthetics chosen to ensure that their end product belonged on your desk. To get the most benefit from a 3D printer, it needs to be accessible to you and so has to look professional. At this time you cannot actually order a PandaBot. Instead, they are planning to engage a Kickstarter campaign, according to a report on Ponoko, who were impressed with the prototype device they viewed. According to Ponoko the sturdy metal frame really sets it apart from hobbyist gear, which traditionally has either a laser-cut wood chassis, or tent poles of threaded rods.