Italian 3D printer manufacturer Sharebot has released its first desktop device using DLP technology.
The Sharebot Voyager, already available for purchase, is based on Digital Light Processing (DLP) technology and uses a full HD projector to cure photosensitive resin. Each layer becomes solid after being projected on the surface of the resin tank.
The DLP printer is an ideal device for odontology laboratories specialised in the production of dental casts and prothesis, for goldsmiths creating jewellery and fashion accessories and model makers looking for a device to print small functioning parts.
In a printing area of 54 x 96 x 100 mm objects can be created with a precision of 20 to 100 microns on the Z axis and 50 microns on the X and Y axis, depending on the resin used. It takes about 30 minutes to print one centimetre in hight. The Voyager can be controlled remotely through a wireless connection via smartphone, tablet or computer.
Sharebot’s R&D department has been working on the development of many different kinds of resins, each dedicated to a specific application area:
- Share-IC: yellow resin, investment casting
- Share-CE: ceramic charged resin, silicon rubber moulds for odontology, goldsmithing, model making
- Share-HT: resembles ABS, first 24 hours after printing elastic, then rigid and hard
- Share-GP: for high printing speed without affecting quality, invisible outer layer
The Sharebot Voyager along with the different resins is available through their network of resellers.