Oct 12, 2014

Materia 101 3d printer is open source child of Arduino and Sharebot

Arduino and Sharebot, both based in Italy, partnered up to develop and deliver new open source printer: the Materia 101. Arudino is a major major player in open source hardware community and their name on a 3d machine will draw some major attention.

  • Printing technology: Fused Filament Fabrication
  • Printing area: 140 x 100 x 100 mm +/- 5mm
  • X and Y theorical resolution position: 0,06 mm
  • Z resolution: 0.0025 mm
  • Extrusion diameter: 0.35 mm
  • Filament diameter: 1.75 mm
  • Optimal temperatures with PLA: 200-230°
  • Tested and supported filaments: PLA
  • Unsupported but tested filaments: Cristal Flex, PLA Thermosense, Thermoplastic Polyuretane
  • (TPU), PET, PLA Sand, PLA Flex
  • External dimensions: 310 x 330 x 350 mm
  • Weight: 10 kg
  • Usage: 65 watt
  • Electronical board: Official Arduino Mega 2560 with Open Source Marlin Firmware
  • LCD display 20 x 4 with encoder menu
  • Preloaded with PLA printing presets
  • Extruder block with filament pressure regulation
  • Price: under 600 euros ($755) in kit form, and under 700 euros ($883) assembled.

I don't understand why is the print volume so small? Why? 

Materia 101 on official Arduino blog: http://blog.arduino.cc/2014/09/30/arduino-materia-101/

Here is video of it in Italian: