Of all of the small-to-medium sized 3D printer manufacturers that have been generating attention over the past few years, Italy’s Sharebot has been among the most exciting to watch thanks to their relentless pursuit of making a better product - whether it’s a 3d printer itself or just a better filament.

The firm, who define their sole purpose as “producing and developing new technology for the 3D printing world”, are known for their user-friendly 3D printers that are designed for small and medium-sized businesses. Currently, the company sells their products - including their flagship Sharebot Voyager DLP 3D printer - through more than 60 resellers in more than 10 European countries.

More recently, the company’s R&D department shifted their focus to work on state-of-the-art filaments that are aimed at both creating an enjoyable user experience as well as a high quality finished product.

The first material to be released, Nylforce 550, was developed as a high quality printing material designed for creating flexible objects. The low hygroscopic level allows for it to print easily to durable and flexible objects with ease. According to the company, the material has a transparent surface and can be used for creating functioning mechanical parts thanks to its durable properties and heat resistance.

The second material to be released, Nylon-Carbon, was also developed with premium quality results in mind and is composed of two different types of fibers: nylon and carbon. While the nylon fibers help provide durability, the carbon ensures that the finished products are both lightweight and easy to print. Additionally, the material is capable of being worked with easily after the printing process for those who are used to running their 3D prints through a finishing process.

“Nylon-Carbon is ideal for manufacturing use,” says Sharebot on their blog.
“It doesn’t require any particular fastener: you’ll just need usual hairspray. During the slicing process, you must use the PLA profiles: you just need to change the extrusion temperature to 245°C. It’s possible to use this filament in place of ABS because of its good heat and breakage resistance.”
Although the company hasn’t provided many examples of what can be done with the new filaments, we’re sure that the Sharebot community can come up with something that highlights the unique properties of these exciting new filaments!

Via 3ders