So far, the road for most computer 3D printing companies has not been without its challenges, as most aim to try and strike a sweet spot between the consumer and pro-sumer market. When looking to please both the true Maker community and the average 3D printing consumer, computer 3D printing devices must be engineered with both accessibility and high end in mind. The Italian 3D printing device createer Sharebot believes that their new FFF printing device, the Sharebot 42, may just be the device that meets that middle-ground.

For those who are fans of Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, the number 42 represents the ultimate answer to the meaning of life, that is where Sharebot drew inspiration for the name of their latest printing device. Fun fact for you Sci-fi fans out there, Sharebot has utilized much like references in the past for their printing devices, such as the Sharebot NG or their DLP 3D printing device, the Voyager.


The printing device has a full-metal body, plug & play capabilities, auto-calibration, interchangeable-bodied nozzles (to .4, .6, and .8 mm dimensionss), and a filament sensor that can pause the print if the material runs out, producing this a seemingly well-rounded and small computer 3D printing device. The 42 can in addition be equipped with a heated create plate, and can print at speeds of up to 23 mm per 2nd. Sharebot has in addition implemented a new ARM internal electronics board as well, that not just empowers WiFi connectivity, but in addition manufactures on-board webcam integration possible, too.Sharebot-42-02

Aesthetically, the Sharebot 42 shares a small and sleek black body much like to the fashion of their previous FFF 3D printing devices, and in addition has a full-color touch screen that brightens up the create and gives users full access to managing printing operations. Unfortunately, I may not find an precise number of the create dimensions capabilities, and yet an precise price has not yet been disclosed, the printing device is said to cost under €3,000. The company is no stranger to making 3D printing devices, and have may already released their own professional-grade DLP, SLS, and SLA printing devices in the past.


Sharebot CEO Ambrogio Donghi

The Sharebot 42 is not the just thing that is putting Sharebot on the computer 3D printing map; the Italian company has been working to create new materials and go on venturing into other 3D printing fashions. At a new conference, where Sharebot CEO Ambrogio Donghi announced the Sharebot 42, it was in addition announced that they were working with Next Materials to commence a new, ecologically friendly filament that they are calling 3D paper. This material is said to be biodegradable-bodied, dissoluble in water, hardened when heated, elastic, and in addition able-bodied to be colored. It is clear through their work that Sharebot is looking to take on 3D printing innovation of all angles, that may assist them in the fight to manufacture a computer 3D printing device that works for Makers of all ability levels.

With a a fewwhat notable-bodied presence in Europe thus far, Sharebot hopes to go on the expand their reach in the 3D printing market, and may just assist a few find their own “42” through their computer 3D printing device.

Tyler Koslow

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Tyler Koslow is a Brooklyn-based writer for 3D Printing Industry, and has in addition generated content for publications and companies such as Dell, Brooklyn Magazine, and Equity Arcade. His content is focutilized on a wide range of topics which include tech, gaming, and music . Tyler is in addition a habitual instrument player, a writer of fiction, and generally all around fun haver. Tyler obtained a Bachelor’s degree studying English-Creative Writing at the University of Central Florida in 2008.