3D Printers

Sharebot Debuts DLP 3D Printer for Jewelry Printing

Italian 3D printing startup Sharebot is shaping up to be quite the 3D printing heavy hitter, releasing an expansive portfolio of 3D printing products in a short span of time.  Just last year, the company added to its desktop FFF 3D printers, a desktop laser sintering system and a DLP printer.  Sharebot also began a partnership with one of the most important players in the Maker community, Arduino, to develop another FFF 3D printer. Today, the company has announced that it will be presenting its new DLP printer at VICENZAORO, an event dedicated to goldsmithing and jewelry, from January 23rd to 28th.

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The machine, named the Sharebot J-3D (as in Jewelry 3D), has been developed in conjunction with Italian machine manufacturer Mario Di Mario SpA, which has over 90 years of experience in the production of goldsmithing tools.  Relying on digital light projection, the J-3D cures layers of resin using UV light to build up a three-dimensional objects up to 100x50x100mm in size. The projector uses 3000 ANSI lumens to produce objects with resolution as fine as 50 microns on the XY axis and 25 on the Z axis, all at about 170 cm cube per hour.

By teaming up with Mario Di Maio Spa, Sharebot hopes to target the product at the jewelry market, which has already responded well to DLP and SLA 3D printers for the creation of models for lost-wax casting. For that reason, it should be able to make itself comfortable at VICENZAORO, where Italian jewelers will gather to catch the latest in gold jewelry and goldsmithing technology.