3ders.org - Sharebot launches their Voyager DLP 3D Printer and a complete line of resins | 3D Printer News & 3D Printing News

May 15, 2015 | By Simon

When it comes to some of the more exciting developments in the 3D printing industry, it’s not always the large companies who release the most exciting tech; plenty of small companies and ‘garage makers’ are oftentimes just as capable.  Among other small 3D printing manufacturers to watch over the past couple of years has been Italy’s Sharebot.

The young firm, whose sole purpose is defined as “producing and developing new technology for the 3D printing world”, has been on a mission to create user friendly, easy-to-use 3D printers for small and medium-sized businesses since their inception.  Already, the innovative startup has more than 60 resellers in more than 10 European countries.   

Today, the company has officially started selling their latest 3D printer that is also their first foray into Digital Light Processing (DLP) 3D printing technology: the Sharebot Voyager.

 

The light-based technology, which uses an HD projector with UV light emission as a light source, consists of photo-curable resin that becomes solid as soon as it’s lit by the light source.  To create customized shapes based off of 3D CAD data, images are projected on a layer-by-layer basis which dictate which part of the resin is cured onto the final form.  Because of the extremely rapid nature of the process, it is possible to print high definition objects very quickly with DLP technology.      

The Sharebot Voyager makes use of the technology inside of a 54mm x 96mm x100mm printing area with the print resolution ranging from 20 to 100 microns depending on which resin is used.   

Designed to be used in a wide range of industries for multiple applications, the Voyager is capable of producing high resolution models of everything from dental casts and prosthetic devices to models for goldsmiths and jewelry designers in just a couple of hours.    

In addition to the rapid print times, the Sharebot design and development team also included the ability to remotely control the printer through a wireless connection; the entire printing process can be manage from multiple devices including smartphones, tablets and computers.  Additionally, the integrated software allows for the printer to manage all of the functionalities internally without external support software needed for printing a model - something that can help stave off quite a few headaches.  

But for many, the real appeal of the Sharebot Voyager will come in the form of its many resin offerings - which have been refined repeatedly for a variety of specific tasks by the Sharebot R&D department.  

Currently, these resin offerings include:

  • SHARE-IC: resin dedicated to investment casting with a yellow color and a certain fragility. The resin is castable (it can be fused without leaving any residual). It can be printed quickly, just a second for single layer without affecting the model quality.
  • SHARE-CE: the ceramic charge give it a great resistance; it can support a 90°-130° temperature, which allows to create silicon rubber molds. This a high quality resin that can be applied to many different fields: odontology, goldsmithing and model making.
  • SHARE-HT: it can resists to a temperature between 60° and 70°C without suffer any transformation. The resin resemble the ABS features. During the first hours after the printing process the resin is elastic, but this features vanish in 24 hours leaving a rigid and hard object. SHARE-HT can be used to realize functioning parts, very smooth and with a good resilience.
  • SHARE-GP: it can be applied to many different uses because it can be printed fast without affecting the printing quality or the model resistance. The outer layer is invisible and the surface is perfectly smooth.

For those interested in finding out more about the Sharebot Voyager, the company requests that potential customers complete a contact form that will help them get in touch with their nearest Sharebot-approved reseller.  

 

 

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