This is going to be a busy week within the 3D printing space. Several companies are announcing new printers and materials, and showing off all sorts of cool 3D printed gadgets at the 2015 International CES in Las Vegas. One of these companies is Costa Mesa-based Airwolf 3D, which has been on a roll as of late. 2014 was a solid year for the company, as they rolled out new 3D printers, took part in a record breaking 3D print-a-thon to help Robohand produce 3D printed prosthetic hands for those in need, and launched their new Wolfbite heatbed adhesive.
Today, at CES, the company is unveiling their latest 3D Printer called the HD-R. The HD-R packs a powerful punch, and is aimed at the upper to mid-range consumer markets with a suggested retail price of $4,595. Besides its high resolution dual extruders with new and improved JR2x hotends, what makes the HD-R so unique is its ability to print via the cloud using an 8″ tablet which comes with the printer. Relying on the AstroPrint cloud platform, users are able to take advantage of cloud-based slicing, file storage, and management.
“The HD-R keeps Airwolf 3D at the forefront of the industry,” said Erick Wolf, founder and chairman of Airwolf 3D. “We’ve successfully combined superior print quality using a wide range of materials with unparalleled ease-of-use to create our most advanced product to date.”
Featuring a build envelope of over 1,000 cubic inches, and an aluminum frame backbone, the printer is sturdy, accurate, and fast. Below you will find some of the general specifications of the HD-R:
- Printer Size: 24″ x 18″ x 18″
- Printer Weight: Approx. 45 lbs
- Build Envelope: 11″ x 8″ x 12″
- Max Print Speed: 150mm/sec
- Min Layer Height: 60 microns
- Material Compatibility: 25+ including nylon and polycarbonate
- Nozzle Size: 0.5mm with 0.35mm available
Airwolf 3D will begin immediately taking pre-orders for this new machine, and has also announced a unique partnership with 3DaGoGo, the developer of the all-in-one cloud 3D printing software platform, AstroPrint. As a part of this partnership, Airwolf will also be offering a Wi-Fi upgrade kit, called WolfWare, to existing customers who would like to integrate the AstroPrint platform into their older machines. WolfWare will be offered at $249.
“We listened to our end-users and resellers and designed the product they wanted,” stated Mark Mathews, president of Airwolf 3D. “We directly address the issues end-users face and have created a product that is versatile yet simple to operate. Our customers will be very pleased with our latest offering.”
For those in the Las Vegas area this week, Airwolf invites you to drop by their booth, #72334, at the 2015 International CES from Jan 6-9 to check out their latest machine. Let us know your thoughts on this new 3D printer and the partnership that Airwolf has signed with 3DaGoGo. Discuss in the Airwolf HD-R 3D Printer forum thread on 3DPB.com.