3D Printer Price Comparison Chart

This 3D Printer Price Comparison Chart illustrates the differences between our 3D printers.

3D Printer V.5.5

Assembled & Calibrated

  • 8″X 8″X 4″ Build Envelope  
  • Gen 6 Circuit Board
  • Fixed Temp Heated Bed
  • 80 Micron Minimum Layer Height
  • 150 mm/sec max speed (print)
  • 400 mm/sec max speed (travel)
  • Frame: 3/8″ Acrylic
  • USB Connection for Printing 
  • Materials: ABS, HIPS, PLA, Nylon, PVA, LayWOOD-3, Soft PLA, TPE, LAYBRICK, BendLay, T-glase
  • 8″ X 8″ Borosilicate Glass Plate
  • Power Supply: External 320 W
  • 6 Month Warranty (assembled machine only)
$1,69500
BUY

3D Printer XL

Assembled & Calibrated

  • 12″X 8″X 7″ Build Envelope
  • RAMBo Circuit Board
  • Temp Controlled Heated Bed
  • 80 Micron Minimum Layer Height 
  • 150 mm/sec max speed (print)
  • 400 mm/sec max speed (travel)
  • Frame: 1/2″ Acrylic
  • Standard USB Connection, Optional LCD/SD Autonomous printing 
  • Materials: ABS, HIPS, PLA, Nylon, PVA, LayWOOD-3, Soft PLA, TPE, LAYBRICK, BendLay, T-glase
  • 12″ X 8″ Borosilicate Glass Plate
  • Power Supply: Internal 320 W
  • 6 Month Warranty (assembled machine only)
$2,29500
BUY

3D Printer HD

Assembled & Calibrated

  • 12″X 8″X 12″ Build Envelope
  • RAMBo Circuit Board
  • Temp Controlled Heated Bed
  • 50 Micron Minimum Layer Height 
  • 150 mm/sec max speed (print)
  • 400 mm/sec max speed (travel)
  • Frame: Partially enclosed, proprietary acrylic/3D-printed
  • Standard LCD/SD Autonomous printing
  • Materials: ABS, HIPS, PLA, Nylon, PVA, LayWOOD-3, Soft PLA, TPE, LAYBRICK, BendLay, T-glase
  • 12″ X 8″ Borosilicate Glass Plate
  • Power Supply: Internal, automatic switching 320 W, IEC C14 receptacle
  • 6 Month Warranty
$2,99500
BUY

3D Printer Build Envelope Comparison

Perhaps the most important difference between our three models of 3D printers is the build envelope.  The HD offers a class-leading build envelope of 1,150 cubic inches (12″x8″x12″) in connection with a partially enclosed 3d-printed and acrylic frame.  The XL model is an open design offering a build envelope of  670 cubic inches (12″ X 8″ X 7″).  The V.5.5 is also an open design, offering a nicely sized  build envelope of 250 cubic inches (8″ x8″ x4″) (about 250 cubic inches).

 

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V.5.5

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XL

3D Printer Circuit Board Comparison

Another important difference between our three models of 3D printers is the circuit board.  The V.5.5 operates on a Sanguino-type of board named the Gen 6, while the HD and XL models operate on a RAMBo made by Ultimachine.  The Gen 6 board is a very reliable board, while the RAMBo offers more options for expandability, such as a dual extruder, multiple fans, and several other features including direct heatbed control up to 150C.  You can learn more about the RAMBo here.

Heated Bed Control

All three 3D printer models offer a fully heated bed for optimum printing of high temp materials such as ABS, Nylon and other experimental thermoplastics.  The  heated bed on the V.5.5 model operates with fixed temperature and an on/off switch.  The heated bed on HD and XL models offers temperature control.

Comparison of Frames

All three 3D printer models offer a well designed acrylic frame.  The frame on the V.5.5 is 3/8″ inch, the frame on the XL is thicker at 1/2″ inch for increased stability, and the HD frame is a strategic, proprietary combination of acrylic and 3d-printed components.

3D Printer Power Supply

All three 3D printer models offer a 320 Watt power supply.  It is switchable and adaptable to work with any power source in the world.  The power source on the V.5 is external and the power supply on the XL is integrated and tucked neatly away.  The HD has an auto-switching power supply and IEC C14 receptacle for easy and convenient use anywhere in the world.

3D Printer Price Comparison

The 3D printer prices vary between the V.5.5,  XL, and HD.   The 3D printer price comparison between the three assembled models is a difference of $1,300.

Airwolf 3d Printers come in 2 formats:  (a) a completely assembled and well-calibrated machine, ready to print right out of the box and (b) a comprehensive do it yourself kit with assembly instructions (note: the HD is only available assembled).

The 3D printer prices also vary between the fully assembled machine and the DIY kit.

    • 3D Printer Kits:  If you are a confident do-it-yourself enthusiast, with some mechanical and programming knowledge, you might enjoy the thrill and challenge of assembling your own 3d printer from a prepackaged kit.  The benefit here is that you become intimately familiar with the design and function of your machine.
    • Assembled Machine:  If you are short on time, but  have some computer skills and want to start 3d printing today, then an assembled machine is the way to go.  Models arrive completely assembled (well calibrated and ready to use).  With an assembled and calibrated 3d printer you pay a small premium to avoid the extra assembly and tuning steps.

The 3D printer price comparison between the assembled machine and the DIY kit is $400.