Arduino and Sharebot announce a new 3D printer: Materia 101


Arduino and Sharebot announce a new 3D printer: Materia 101

Completely open source and affordable, Materia 101 is a device aiming at simplifying access to the world of 3D printing and rapid prototyping. Materia 101 is a precision 3D printer, designed and developed in Italy, thanks to the collaboration of two companies working with a similar approach to technology. It is ideal for beginners, makers and education.

Arduino has been playing an essential role in the promotion and dissemination of open-hardware around the world. The collaboration with Sharebot – which has been also opening different parts of its previous printers – will lead to the release of all technical drawings, mechanical documentation and customized Marlin's firmware of this printer.

Materia 101’s visual identity is a project by studio ToDo: the choice of essentiality of design and the white color of the machine suggests its ease of use. 

The printer will be available only on the Arduino Store both as a kit and pre-assembled.
Official pricing of the device will be disclosed at a later date but the kit will sell for less than 600 EUR/800 USD, while the pre-assembled version will be available for less than 700 EUR/1000 USD.

The official presentation will be held during Maker Faire Rome, 3-5 October 2014.


Arduino has been contributing to the maker community and people is expecting Arduino to making it easier to enter this world. We’ve been partnering with other companies and this partnership is another step and a natural evolution of our.

Technical characteristics:
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

Arduino, the first and most common Open Source hardware platform, was released in 2005 to simplify the electronic prototyping process. It helps everyone, even with little or no technical background, to realize interactive projects. The Arduino's ecosystem is a combination of three different elements: a series of simple and accessible electronic boards, a free software used to schedule them and a lively community to allow anyone to realize their own ideas. Every day on the website thousands of people connect with other users to help, cooperate and contribute to this project.

Sharebot is a young firm focused on the realization of 3D printers, an innovative start-up with the goal to produce and develop new technology for the 3D printing world. The mission is to be able to create new and ready-to-use 3D printers. In a short time the firm has become a leader in Italy and one of the main european manufacturers.

Arduino press office:
Luisa Castiglioni

Sharebot press office:
Claudio Bonfiglioli


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