Sharebot is proud to announce that SnowWhite, the DLS (Direct Laser Sintering which sinters powders in hot chamber) technology 3D printer, will be available in pre-order starting from September 22nd with deliveries starting from January 2016.

To present this news properly, the company will show its printer during the incoming 3D printing faires european tour (the events schedule can be found on the dedicated website). The official debut of the this product has been scheduled on September 22nd when Sharebot will open its tour at the Dusseldorf l’Euromold 2015.

 

The project

SnowWhite arose from a 18 month-long developmental phase started to understand what kind of reaction could happen between mixed powders and a high power CO2 laser ray.

On Sharebot website it’s possible to read a complete chronicle (almost a “travel journey”) where it’s told the entire story of SnowWhite: starting from the first tests made in the Summer of 2014 to the official presentation of the project (September 2014 at London 3D Printshow). It was crucial the introduction of the hot chamber to be able to obtain better results. It is underlined in the story the importance of the managing software, entirely written by Sharebot researchers.

During last months, the SnowWhite development passed through some very crucial moments: first of all, Sharebot R&D team presented what it’s possibile to call Sharebot SnowWhite candidate release version; then the company launched the printer’s beta-testing program, preparatory to start the production of the machine.

 

Technical details

Main technical details of Sharebot SnowWhite are:

  • 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 litri
  • Maximum power consumption: 1 kw
  • Size: 500x500x800 mm
  • Weight: 60kg
  • Tested powders: commercial PA 12

Technical feature may change because of future printer’s developments.

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