Italian 3D printer developer and manufacturer Sharebot is about to start beta testing for its low-cost SLS 3D printer called SnowWhite.
July 20, 2015: The delivery of 5 devices for a special price of € 17,500 will start in September. Sharebot has received dozens of requests by both professionals and private users, who want to be among the first to test the SLS 3D printer. Their current selection process will identify the 5 best candidates for beta testing.
Developed over the course of a year, SnowWhite aims to be the perfect professional laboratory item and can be used to test many different powders. As this printer is very resistant to pressure, it can materialise small mechanical parts or a series of small and medium sized batches.
The device is equipped with a laser working at 2,200 mm/s which allows to print 35 mm per hour. Objects with a layer hight of as low as 50 microns can be printed.
According to Sharebot the actual release of the device is planned to take place next fall.
September 22, 2015: Update – Sharebot SnowWhite now available for pre-order
The Sharebot SnowWhite 3D printer, working with Direct Laser Sintering (DLS) technology, is available for pre-order as of today with deliveries starting in January 2016.
Sharebot will officially present their new device at Euromold in Düsseldorf, starting today.
- Laser power: 14 wat co2
- Printing chamber temperature: up to 160°C
- Printing area temperature: up to 200°C
- Laser speed: up to 3.000mm/s
- Scan: 100 mm x 100 mm
- Scan precision on X and Y axes: 100 microns
- Layer precision on Z axis: from 50 microns
- Printing speed on Z axis: up to 30mm/h
- Capacity: 1.3 liter
- Maximum power consumption: 1 kw
- Size: 500x500x800 mm
- Weight: 60kg
- Tested powders: commercial PA 12