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News and Events Pertaining to 3D Printing and Airwolf 3D

Press Release: Airwolf 3D Announces It’s Newest 3D Printer

Advanced Technology in a Small Package The EVOlution of desktop 3D printing continues with the EVO R, the latest edition to Airwolf’s EVO series of additive manufacturing machines. The EVO R embodies the ideal formula for engineers, educators, and designers: dependability, safety, efficiency, and affordability in a space-efficient package with an approximate 12” x 8.75” x 9” build […]

3D Printing Tooling: Ford Mustang Rear Axle Seal Installer

Tooling part

Working on cars like Project Cobra can be very rewarding.  However, at times there will be a few hiccups along the way. Here we encountered such an issue replacing our rear axles.  As astute readers may know, in order to outfit project Cobra with vintage-style Halibrand wheels, we must convert the standard 4 lug mustang […]

Performance-increasing Airbox Lid For Honda Trx 450er – A Case Study in Additive Manufacturing, Design, Construction, and Implementation

3D Printed Airbox Lid For Honda Trx

A Case Study in Additive Manufacturing, Design, Construction, and Implementation The Honda TRX450ER is one of the most popular high-performance ATVs ever made. In stock form, it tends to be a reliable and tractable recreational vehicle, recommended for use by those 16 and over:   However, when it’s time to race, the 450 can be […]

Tips for Successful Extended Polycarbonate 3D Prints

Extended Polycarbonate 3D Prints for Production

Printing Polycarbonate for Production 1. Video This video shows the EVO making 48 individual polycarbonate pieces over a period of 40 straight hours.  For a desktop 3D printer this is a formidable accomplishment. In fact, the EVO is the only desktop 3D printer capable of printing large batch polycarbonate parts  a. These parts, referred to […]

Case Study: Cable-Save is Bringing a Product to Market with Additive Manufacturing

additive manufacturing cable for AMPS

Impact Of Additive Manufacturing On Product Development It is commonly accepted that additive manufacturing is changing product development in many fields. Many companies have started using additive manufacturing to save money. Additive manufacturing has gone from simple prototyping to product development and to final production. For many companies, bringing a product to market can be […]

Factory Five Roadster – Part 1, 3D Printing A Muffler Mockup

3D PRINTED MUFFLER PROTOTYPE COBRA

Airwolf was started for the purpose of making prototype parts for automobiles.  However, before we could start building car parts, we started building 3D printers.  Before we knew it, our days, nights, and weekends were entirely consumed with building, selling and servicing 3D printers.  Fast forward seven (7) years and many thousands of 3D printers […]

A fresh new look, packed with more improvements. Here are the latest updates to APEX 1.5.9

Introducing configurable auto-slicing, same material solid layer support and highly-requested features and fixes with software update 1.5.9 Airwolf 3D is pleased to release some more exciting updates to APEX! Developed specifically for Airwolf 3D printers, APEX slicing software is part of our commitment to continually improve the 3D printing process for our customers. Aside from […]

Biggest Update to APEX Yet! Introducing solid layer support and highly-requested features and fixes with software update 1.5.8

Apex Professional 3D Printing Software by Airwolf 3D

Airwolf 3D is pleased to release the biggest update to APEX yet!  Developed specifically for Airwolf 3D printers, APEX slicing software is part of our commitment to continually improve the 3D printing process for our customers.  In this installment, we have added solid layer support, optimized support generation, and improved prime tower configuration. APEX is […]

Say goodbye to layer lines! Clear ABS filament is here.

Clear-ABS filament

Clear ABS Filament We are now manufacturing clear ABS filament and have added it to our ABS filament offering. As the name implies, clear ABS has no pigmentation and offers a transparent tint (color code 000000). Clear ABS is acrylonitrile butadiene styrene that incorporates methyl methacrylate (MMA) monomer and results in a refractive polymer. Airwolf’s […]

Airwolf 3D Welcomes You to the Pacific Design Manufacturing Show 2019 (Anaheim, CA)

Join the Airwolf 3D Wolfpack at Pacific Design & Manufacturing February 5-7 at the Anaheim Convention Center! Part of North America’s largest industry event, Pacific Design & Manufacturing delivers the latest in CAD/CAM software, 3D printing, rapid prototyping, new materials, injection molding, and more. Get a FREE Expo Pass or 20% off your conference pass […]

CES 2019 was a hit!

Once again, Airwolf 3D took center stage at CES in Las Vegas.  Thank you, valued customers, for coming by and visiting the booth.  We made many new business relationships and our CES Show Special Pricing was a hit!  Several new happy customers walked out of the show with their new EVO 3D printers in hand.  We are extending […]

Back to School 3D Printing, Savings, Free Goodies and Inspiration

School Savings Summer is cooling down, but we’re about to get started on our hottest time of the year here at Airwolf 3D! We want to help teachers get ready for school with 3d printing projects, savings, and inspiration.  Save money on school 3d printing supplies with our back to school sale: Save 25% MG94 […]

Print BIGGER: The NEW EVO 22 Large Format 3D Printer Has Arrived!

Large Format 3D Printer

At Airwolf 3D, we take a lot of pride in our machines’ ability to print BIG. If you look back at the History of Airwolf 3D Machines, you can see how central the theme of “printing big” has been to our company’s success. When we released the XL, our second-generation printer, back in 2013, it […]

EVO Customer Service Team Aims to Deliver the Ultimate Customer Experience

The EVO is the most advanced desktop additive manufacturing machine in its class. While our award-winning AXIOM series 3D printers remain outstanding machines that always outpace their competition, the EVO is in a league of its own. And while the EVO is a relatively easy machine to operate right out of the box, we understand […]

Take a Load Off: 3D-Printed Hub For Constant Force Springs Gives Robotics Team a Competitive Edge

3D Printed Robotics

Airwolf 3D Design Intern and High School Junior Prescott Campbell shares his design process for 3D-printed hubs he created for his team’s entry in the FIRST Robotics Competition. The ‘Power Up’ Challenge: Tip the Scales In this year’s FIRST Robotics Competition game, “Power Up,” the principal task is to lift “power cubes,” or plastic crates […]

Tales From the Engineering Intern: Tolerances Tighter Than Deadlines

3D-printed encoder mounts

When Design Intern Prescott Campbell isn’t creating things like custom parts for Airwolf 3D’s Dodge Hellcat, he’s a full-time student at Corona Del Mar High School in Newport Beach, CA. In this blog post, Prescott shares one of the challenges his school’s team faced when preparing for the 2018 FIRST Robotics Competition: Design 3D-printed encoder […]

‘New and Improved’ HydroFill Water Soluble Material is Better than PVA Filament

Water Soluble Support Material

Sometimes, even when it ain’t broke, the Airwolf 3D Wolfpack still fixes it. That’s why, despite this dissolvable filament’s success and effectiveness, Airwolf 3D’s patent-pending HydroFill Water-Soluble Support has undergone a few tweaks and has now been reformulated to work better than ever and offers support to more materials than PVA filament.  Airwolf 3D strives to […]

Let There Be Light: Teacher Repurposes Scrap Acrylic from AXIOM 3D Printers

Custom 3D Printed Signs With LED Lights

It’s almost that time of year again. Since the beginning of the fall semester, teachers and students around Orange County, CA have been working hard to design and build their wildly creative entries for this year’s 5th annual ocMaker Challenge. Organized and supported by the Orange County Department of Education’s Career Technical Education Partnership (CTEp), […]

How to to 3D Print Large Parts in ABS and Other High-Temperature Materials

3D Print Large Parts Automotive

Whether you try to 3D print large parts or very small parts in high temperature materials like polycarbonate or ABS, the keys to success are excellent thermal management and effective bed adhesion. Successful thermal management requires three essential factors: a full enclosure, sufficient heat, and an effective way to control that heat. When working with […]

Material Testing Part 1: Tensile Strength ISO 527

3D Printing Material Strength Testing

3D Printer Materials Airwolf 3D is often regarded as the leader in 3D printing materials, with machines that can print in over 40 different materials. Since 2012, Airwolf 3D has been accumulating extensive tribal knowledge in using 3D printers to create high strength and high temperature-resistant components. This knowledge, such as optimal print settings, finishing […]

Tales From the Engineering Intern: If at First You Don’t Succeed, Design, Design Again

3D-Printed Center Console Dodge Hellcat

Airwolf 3D Design Intern Prescott Campbell shares his design process for his most difficult assignment yet: Redesign the Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat’s Center Shift Console to provide extra storage space and custom vanity branding. Find out how Prescott overcame design challenges — and learned some lessons along the way — in order to create what […]

The History Behind Nylon 3D Printer Filaments

History Behind Nylon 3D Printer Filaments

Celebrating Wallace Carothers, Inventor of Nylon Here at Airwolf 3D, we love to celebrate the great American inventors who blazed the way for the technology upon which we, and our customers, rely on every day. This month, we pay tribute to Wallace Carothers. Carothers was an American organic chemist who served as a group leader […]

“Metal Printing for the Masses” at MD&M 2018

Metal Printing for the Masses

With the arrival of the new EVO Additive Manufacturing Center came an outpouring of questions about the machine’s metal printing capability. At the 2018 Design & Manufacturing Show in Anaheim, CA, Airwolf 3D Co-Founder and CEO Erick Wolf gave a presentation entitled “Metal Printing for the Masses,” in which he explained how anyone can 3D […]

You’re Invited! Pacific Design & Manufacturing Show 2018

PD&M Show

Join the Airwolf 3D Wolfpack at Pacific Design & Manufacturing February 6-8 in Booth #3613 at the Anaheim Convention Center! Part of North America’s largest industry event, Pacific Design & Manufacturing delivers the latest in CAD/CAM software, 3D printing, rapid prototyping, new materials, injection molding, and more. Get a FREE Expo Pass or 20% off […]

How to Start Printing With HD Direct Drive

Affordable 3D Printer

Since we released the new HD Direct Drive in October, we’ve gotten some incredible feedback — mainly from schools and home users who were searching for a good beginner’s 3D printer. These customers needed reliable machines that produce great quality prints — but they didn’t necessarily require all the higher-performance bells and whistles that define […]