|[June 24, 2014]
Airwolf 3D Achieves Breakthrough 3D Printer Technology with New Dual Hot End Model for Under $4,000
COSTA MESA, Calif. --(Business Wire)--
Airwolf 3D, a privately-held designer, manufacturer and distributor of
high-performance 3D printers, has once again delivered on its strategic
vision for the 3D printing industry by unveiling the AW3D HD2x dual hot
end 3D printer, streamlining dual head printing. Once the print heads
are calibrated, it's essentially a set-and-forget operation.
The new Airwolf 3D AW3D HD2x streamlines dual hot end printing by combining the versatility of two hot ends with the desirability of printing over 20 different materials including polycarbonate and nylon. (Photo: Business Wire)
Previously, desktop dual-head 3D printer manufacturers faced the nearly
impossible challenge of maintaining alignment, temperature, and flow
control over two separate and distinct hot ends. Such machines are
plagued with clogging, dripping, misshapen prints and system shut downs.
The secret lies in the proprietary, patent-pending JRx print heads, each
powered by its own stepper motor. Unlike other 3D printers, the two hot
ends are manufactured as a single piece. This fixed relationship
eliminates x and y axis alignment problems because there is no slippage;
the heads are always in frame. As such, the machine's dual head spatial
calibration is fixed in the firmware rather than in the user interface.
"Our ultimate goal is to place a 3D printer on every desktop," said
Erick Wolf, Airwolf 3D co-founder and chairman. "To accomplish this we
have to design and manufacture units that include the features customers
want at an affordable price."
"Our new dual hot end AW3D HD2x is the latest example of our commitment
and our most significant product ever," Wolf added. "We've engineered it
to be a simple-to-use, hassle-free 3D printer that combines the
versatility of two hot ends with the desirability of printing over 20
different materials including polycarbonate and nylon. Basically, we've
built a $10,000 desktop printer for a fraction of the cost."
The HD2x's advanced dual JRx (jam resistant) hot ends are the first
affordable hot ends that can run all day at temperatures of 315 degrees
Celsius (599 degrees Fahrenheit) to print engineering-grade materials
like polycarbonate, and numerous forms of nylon including Bridge Nylon
and Nylon 645.
The dual JRx hot ends can print two compatible materials simultaneously.
For example, the main body can be printed in ABS (News - Alert) with a supporting
scaffold of high impact polystyrene (HIPS) that easily dissolves for a
cleaner final print with smoother edges. The dual hot ends can also
print two colors simultaneously, which opens up creative options with
materials like ABS, PLA, and PET.
The HD2x uses nylon gears for less wear and longer life and a finer
pitch lead screw for increased z positioning accuracy. It features a
class-leading building envelope of 1,050 cubic inches (11" x 8" x 12"),
making it ideal for large prototyping. The printer offers layer-to-layer
resolutions as fine as 0.06mm and a maximum print speed of 150mm/s with
a positioning precision of 0.02mm. Because the 3D printer is fully
autonomous, no link-up to a computer is required. It comes fully
assembled and calibrated with an MSRP of $3,995.00.
About Airwolf 3D
Airwolf 3D is committed to manufacturing high-performance 3D printers
that are fast, affordable, durable and easy to use. Airwolf 3D printers
can be found in engineering firms, government agencies and schools
worldwide. Currently the company is expanding its U.S. and international
reseller network. To learn more about becoming an Authorized Reseller,
contact firstname.lastname@example.org. For
product information visit www.airwolf3d.com,
telephone (949) 478-2933, email email@example.com,
or visit the company's showroom at 130 McCormick, Suite 105, Costa Mesa,
CA (News - Alert) 92636 for a free demonstration.
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