Airwolf 3D Releases WolfBox — Wireless Slicing and Control of Your Airwolf 3D Printer

Share this Article

a4If there is one trend we have been noticing as of late it has been the recent emergence of several different wireless control devices for 3D printers. We all know the importance of controlling a 3D printer on the go. Not everyone wants to sit around in their garage or office all day long managing their 3D printing projects. As competition heats up among the various consumer-level 3D printer manufacturers, we are seeing companies announcing features and hardware which can set their products apart from their competitors’.

One way a company can stand out from the crowd is by creating not just an amazing 3D printer, but an entire ecosystem around that printer, which lures consumers in and then traps them (in a good way). We’ve seen MakerBot do this on several fronts and now it appears as if Airwolf 3D is headed in that direction as well.

The company has just unveiled their WolfBox. The WolfBox is an accessory for any Airwolf 3D printer which provides full wireless capabilities, over-the-cloud slicing, and — according to the company — “the best 3D printing interface in the world.”

a5

Back in January at CES, I was able to speak to Erick Wolfe for quite a while. At the end of the conversation he directed my attention toward the AstroPrint section of their booth where the AstroBox was on display. Basically, for those unaware, the AstroBox allows for wireless control and monitoring of a 3D printer, similar to what the WolfBox enables. Without knowing the full facts it appears as though Airwolf has entered some sort of branding agreement with AstroPrint enabling them to produce their own version of the AstroBox.a1

The WolfBox works in unison with the AtroPrint software, enabling users to amplify their 3D printing experience with AstroPrint’s intuitive interface. WolfBox has been custom-configured to easily integrate with projects utilizing any of 25 different 3D printing materials, all which can be printed at three different resolution levels. Additionally, the ability to slice over the cloud will equate to much faster slicing speeds as the high powered processors on the cloud servers are able to be taken advantage of.  According to the company, slicing can now be accomplished in seconds rather than in minutes, saving a tremendous amount of time over the long run.

WolfBox purchases include an AstroPrint account, along with a power adapter and USB Cable. Priced at $249, the WolfBox will work with any Airwolf 3D Printer. Let us know if you have ordered this new accessory and what your initial thoughts have been. Discuss in the Airwolf 3D WolfBox forum thread on 3DPB.com.

a2

Share this Article


Recent News

4D Printing in Singapore: Researchers Pair Compliant Mechanisms with Chitosan Biopolymers

HP and NTU Singapore Officially Open Joint Corporate 3D Printing Lab



Categories

3D Design

3D Printed Art

3D Printed Food

3D Printed Guns


You May Also Like

3D Printing News Briefs: January 22, 2020

In today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, we’ve got a 2019 recap, a new 3D printing conference, a new 3D printer, and a 3D printed medicine story. Prusa is sharing how...

Victrex and University of Exeter Commission EOS P 810 to Commercialize PAEK Materials

Back in the summer of 2018, high-performance polymer solutions provider Victrex, based in the UK, announced that it had developed new PAEK 3D printing materials. PAEK, or polyaryletherketone, is a family...

Sponsored

3D Printing Is Ready for Manufacturing Primetime—Are We?

When the World Economic Forum reported that the value to society and industry of digital transformation across industries could exceed $100 trillion—yes, trillion—by 2025, we knew that wouldn’t happen without...

3D Printing News Briefs: December 15, 2019

In this edition of 3D Printing News Briefs, it’s business, business, and then an upcoming event. 3D Alliances signed a collaboration agreement with Xact Metal. Sigma Labs has appointed a...


Shop

View our broad assortment of in house and third party products.


Services & Data

Subscribe To Our Newsletter

Subscribe To Our Newsletter

Join our mailing list to receive the latest news and updates from our 3DPrint.com.

You have Successfully Subscribed!