Airwolf 3D, headquartered in sunny Costa Mesa, California, has been dedicated since their inception to pushing boundaries and forging ahead with new designs to see that users on every level receive a superior 3D printing experience. In line with that commitment, they’ve just released the AW3D AXIOM and AXIOMe 3D printers.
Debuting today at the Atlantic Design & Manufacturing Show in New York, where thousands of high-level designers and manufacturers will join together in the northeast to share ideas regarding innovation for industries like aerospace, defense, medical, and more, Airwolf 3D will be showing off this latest in their lineup of 3D printers that are not just well-received, but award winning–and very popular with users from engineers to hobbyists.
It used to be that if you were at a neighborhood function and mentioned 3D printing, most people would stare at you blankly, nodding, with the exception of a few technology buffs who were generally over-the-top enthused about the subject.
Today though, just about everyone you speak with about the subject nods in a fairly educated manner. Yes, they’ve heard about it; yes, one of the schools in their area is putting them in their science lab. It’s a technology that’s not just becoming a reality, it’s become ingrained in our world behind the scenes in manufacturing before many even knew it existed.
Now, from small businesses and home entrepreneurs to schools and families there is an entire world of users waiting to see what 3D printing can do for them–leading to a growing market with enormous competition in the desktop industry. And while many are involved in the desktop 3D printing arena currently around the world, Airwolf 3D took a look at some of the common issues associated with the machines, and set out to fix them with an innovative design that won’t break the bank, compared to other similar designs.
The AW3D AXIOM is a professional-grade printer with a clean-sheet design that offers even higher resolution, speed, and user-friendliness. While those are often touted reasons in the current marketplace for buying any number of 3D printers, the AXIOM wouldn’t be arriving on the scene if it didn’t offer some amazing–and highly bankable features–like:
- Auto leveling
- Easy feed filament system
- Enclosed housing for heat containment
- End-user replaceable cassette system (ERC), allowing easy servicing and upgrading which saves time in maintenance and allows for a great investment as well
“We took a clean sheet of paper and set out to solve the issues that users have in operating desktop 3D printers,” said Erick Wolf, founder and chairman, Airwolf 3D. “The conceptualization, design and testing took us almost two years to get perfect and we could not be more pleased with the results. AXIOM offers higher resolution, more material capabilities and better ease-of-use than printers costing more than three times the price.”
Retailing at $3995, the AXIOM employs a CoreXY motion control system to achieve that high speed and precision. The enclosed aluminum housing allows users to go for it with large builds, 3D printing projects up to 12.5” x 8” x 10”. Featuring a heated bed that allows for high resolution parts at layer heights as low as 40 microns, users can also look forward to being able to use a variety of over 30 materials for their 3D models–from PLA and TPU to nylon and polycarbonate.
Auto-leveling allows for easy calibration in the print bed before each print, ensuring consistency and reliability. Airwolf recommends using it with AstroPrint, which is a cloud-based slicing and printer management system that allows for completely streamlined settings and printing in dealing with the process from A to Z, from material to resolution.
Users can send prints through wireless, Ethernet, USB, or micro SD card, and according to Airwolf 3D, users will be able to perform their 3D printing in just “a fraction” of the time it would take on machines currently being produced by competitors.
A PLA 3D printer for the educational arena, the AXIOMe will also be offered, with a significantly lower retail price of $2995. Both the AXIOM and the AXIOMe are available for pre-order now, with Airwolf predicting shipping to start for the new 3D printers in mid-July.
Discuss the new Airwolf 3D printers now in the AXIOM & AXIOMe 3D Printers forum thread over at 3DPB.com.
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