The Sharebot Voyager includes a full HD projector which uses UV light to project 3D images on photo-curable resin–“the curing process is extremely rapid”–and the resin polymerization process means the outer layer is virtually invisible. The process renders the surface of objects very smooth, even where complex geometrical forms like small cavities are present.
Sharebot is an innovative Italian startup focused on producing and developing new technology, and the company has more than 50 resellers throughout Italy, as well as 10 resellers in 8 other countries.
Sharebot Voyager uses DLP technology to create high precision objects featuring excellent definition – even on the tiniest features.
The Voyager also includes integrated software to make it possible to create and generate supports for a given model via its wireless connectivity. It features a build volume of 54 x 96 x 100 mm and a print speed of 200 cm3/h; runs Sharebot-3D software through a 1/5 GHZ, 1GB quad core; and offers full control via Wifi and remote monitoring through the web.
The Voyager is capable of X-Y print resolution of 50 microns and can print layers from 20 to 100 microns depending by the type of resin used. A full HD, 1920×1080 projector with a brightness of 3.000 ANSI lumens and contrast of 10000:1 has a lamp life of up to 5000 hours.
Sharebot also offers resins which have been developed internally by the Sharebot R&D department. The company says these different resins include castable versions that evaporate completely and leave no residue behind when placed in a furnace.
Among the new resins is SHARE-IC, a material dedicated to investment casting applications and yellow in color. Another, SHARE-CE, includes a “ceramic charge”and supports a 90°-130° C temperature tolerance to allow the creation of silicon rubber molds for use in odontology, goldsmithing, and model making.
Sharebot says their SHARE-HT resin can resist temperatures between 60° and 70°C without suffering any transformation, and it resembles ABS features. During the first few hours following the printing process, this resin is elastic, but that elasticity vanishes within 24 hours to leave a very rigid and hard object. SHARE-HT is intended to build functional parts with a very smooth surface and excellent resilience.
The SHARE-GP resin is ideal for jobs which require very fast printing without affecting the printing quality or model strength, and the outer layer lines are virtually invisible and feature a very smooth surface.
The Voyager can be controlled remotely through a wireless connection, and the entire printing process can be managed from a smartphone, tablet, or computer in standalone mode.
You can purchase the Sharebot Voyager from authorized Sharebot resellers by completing the contact form on their website, and Sharebot guarantees the expertise of its resellers who have been trained to provide customer support.
Sharebot Srl is headquartered just outside of Milan, Italy, and launched in 2011. The company also offers a line of 3D printers which includes the Sharebot NG, the Sharebot Kiwi, and the large build-volume Sharebot XXL.
What do you think of the Sharebot Voyager? What sort of price point do you expect for this professional-level, DLP machine? Let us know in the Sharebot Voyager forum thread on 3DPB.com.
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