Metal 3D Printer

a DMLS 3D Printer

Sharebot MetalONE

Metal sintering 3D printer aimed to research and production of small and medium sized metal parts. The peculiarity is in the so-called “shell printing” (patent pending) that allows ease of use, speed and a better control of the printing chamber.

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TechnologyDMLS-SLM Metal powder Sintering
Print Area65 x 65 x 100 mm
AtmosphereNitrogen – Argon consumption 0,25 L/min
Laser250W fiber (1080nm)
Spot Diameter40 micron
Max Speed5 m/s
Layer Height5 micron – 200 micron
Materials Tested316L Steel, Cobalt Chrome (CoCrMo)
ConnectivityLAN
ParametersOpen to Research and Development
Load-UnloadTanks with sealing closure
SlicerIntegrated
PlusInternal Camera
Log Exports
Remote Control
Minimum Load >800g
Add-OnNitrogen Generator

Applications

Research & Development

The ideal metal 3D printer for all those who want to test new materials and thanks to its printing area and the standard DMLS printing process, it allows the creation of objects and specimens with little use of metal powder (only 800gr), besides the fact that all the process parameters can be modified by the researcher and checked in the logs after printing. Thanks to the possibility of use with both Nitrogen and Argon and its 250 watt fiber laser, almost any dust can be tested                                Sharebot metalONE Club

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Dental

The possibility of using cobalt chrome powders combined with the speed and ease of use allows the dental laboratories to make restorations, crowns or a plate of copings in less than 1 hour

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Industry

Small parts with incredible details can be easily prototyped and produced in a short time and without any particular difficulty. The extreme repeatability of the prints can guarantee the production of a series of pieces. Furthermore, the pieces produced are through a high-quality standard process

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Jewelry

MetalONE thanks to its reduced working chamber and the particular structure of the paper filters, it is also useful for the sector of additive jewelry and micro-objects. Its 250 Watt laser combined with a 10 micron layer and a 40 micron spot makes it possible to create particularly detailed objects in a short time

Materials

Today the profiles for 316L steel and cobalt chrome are available. At the time of delivery we will also have available Titanium and Aluminum. Our R&D team and some universities are testing special powders and alloys that will be released and documented in the metalONE CLUB area. In that reserved area we will publish news, information and test results as well as useful information such as Quick Start, Manuals and software in order to access the area it is necessary to apply to metalone@sharebot.it

The Project

MetalONE started in 2015. During this period, Sharebot undertook the design of a thermoplastic powder sintering 3D printer, Sharebot SnowWhite. After dozens of installations of SnowWhites around the world, Sharebot has accumulated enough experience to move to a new project: Metal. Unlike the previous project, the new device varies in the powers involved and in the printing chamber designed to create and maintain a modified atmosphere. Despite having redesigned the software and the mechanics of the printer from scratch, the MetalONE project can be considered a direct descendant of the SLS SnowWhite project

The Story

At the beginning of 2018, a team of engineers was created to design a metal 3D printer with innovative features. All aspects have been taken into consideration to obtain a reliable, economical, easy to use product with low running costs and completely transparent and open to the user in all its parameters. After various simulations and analyses, the project came to life with an innovative solution that meets the requirements.
After more than 12 months of work in March 2019, the first prototype and first prints were presented at the Parma during MECSPE 2019. Since then, every day various kind of prints are made to check the metallurgical properties of the objects and the quality of the same, as well as the sturdiness of the printer itself and the repeatability of the prints. The printer has all the process parameters available to the user which will be facilitated in the research and study of new materials and applications.

Till June 2019 several tests were made for a total of hundreds of hours of continuous work, then the first production batch of printers was launched.

MetalONE is currently undergoing an initial beta-testing phase with selected specific users that will help us profile the powders.
With an extremely attractive launch price, the pre-order phase has begun.
The printers will be delivered after the Formnext 2019.