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

AIRWOLF3D Offering Emergency Additive Manufacturing Services

Southern California headquarters to remain open to 3D print medical devices and respirator valves In an unprecedented era, an American company has made the difficult decision to remain open. Airwolf 3D’s Southern California headquarters remains open and is offering essential services and technical support for the following: 3D printing respirator valves Mass additive manufacturing of custom […]

New EVO Firmware 1.58.8 + QUIET STEPPERS

EVO firmware 1.58.8 and later incorporates many advancements, the most noticeable being significant noise reduction. By employing a new stepper motor control algorithm, all EVOs are now much quieter and smoother than ever before. In addition, the stepper motors draw less current, resulting in cooler and more reliable operation. Homing speeds are also increased to […]

Huge 25lb. Filament Spool Hub Printed on the EVO

This spool hub was created by Airwolf 3D and printed in ABS with a 1mm nozzle in 14 hours on the EVO Additive Manufacturing Center. These large 25 lb. spools allow Airwolf 3D to extrude large quantities of filament while having the ability to break it up into smaller spools when needed. Did you know […]

Factory Five Roadster – Volume 5 3D Printing and Tooling Case Study: Steering Rack Stops

 As we move along swiftly with project Project Factory Five Cobra, we’ve found another need for customization – steering rack stops for our manual steering rack.  In particular, the factory-supplied steering rack has too much travel. By that, we mean the wheels turn too much. While a tight turning radius is generally preferred, we […]

Factory Five Roadster – Volume 4 – 3D Printing and Tooling Case Study: Timing Seal Installer

In this installment of Project Factory Five Cobra, we’ll be discussing replacing the timing cover seal on our Ford 302 small block engine. The timing cover seal is designed to seal the engine and keep oil from escaping. The seal has a metallic outer body and is pressed into the timing cover. As these seals […]

We Will Buy Your Unsupported Printer and Upgrade You to a New EVO!

Trade in your Lulzbot 3D Printer Out of Business

You asked, we listened! As is the case with almost all products and services released by Airwolf 3D, we created the 3D Printer Trade-In Program in response to customer demand. We’ve been approached by so many people who would love to purchase a high performance Airwolf 3D machine, but feel stuck with a basic low-cost […]

Airwolf 3D Announces Issuance of US Patent for Wolfbite Adhesives

wolfbite patent for 3d printing adhesive

Fountain Valley, CA, (October 18, 2019) Wolf and Associates Inc (d/b/a Airwolf 3d), a manufacturing company focused on additive manufacturing, today announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office issued U.S. Patent No. 10,428,248 directed to compositions, materials, and methods for enhancing 3D printer platform adhesion and/or reducing warpage in printed parts. This proprietary […]

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 […]

Factory Five Roadster – Volume 3 – 3D Printing Tooling: Ford Mustang Rear Axle Seal Installer

3d printing tooling Axle Seal Installer

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 – Volume 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 […]