Category Archives: 3D Printing for Engineers/Architects

This category is reserved for articles that relate to the 3D printing in the fields of Engineering and Architecture.

Tales From the Engineering Intern: Tolerances Tighter Than Deadlines

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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 […]

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 […]

Don’t Call It a 3D Printer: Groundbreaking EVO Additive Manufacturing Center Has Arrived

Introducing EVO Additive Manufacturing System

Airwolf 3D makes history yet again with the release of its fifth generation machine: The EVO Additive Manufacturing Center. Packed with innovative features, the EVO is the fastest, strongest, highest-performing desktop additive manufacturing system in its class. Isn’t the EVO just another industrial 3D printer? Not if we have anything to say about it. “The […]

Custom 3D-Printed Cup Holder for the Dodge SRT Hellcat Challenger

3D-Printed Cup Holders for the Dodge SRT Hellcat Challenger

Airwolf 3D Summer Intern Prescott Campbell is a junior at Corona Del Mar High School in Newport Beach, CA. With his passion for cars and experience using Airwolf 3D printers on his school’s robotics team, Prescott joined the Wolfpack to help work on custom 3D-printed parts for the Dodge SRT Hellcat Challenger. His first project? […]

Hooked on 3D Printing: The Hook Design Process

3D Printing Filament Strength

Hooked on 3D Printing is a new series from Airwolf 3D where we will test the strength of popular 3D printing filaments. To get this project done, we enlisted the help of one of our newest Wolfpack members, Kevin Coulson. Our intern for the summer, Kevin is a second year student at the University of […]

3D Printing Automotive Parts on Demand

3D Printing Automotive Parts

A prospective customer recently approached Wolfpack Team Member and Airwolf 3D Sales Engineer Jack Licorish with an interesting problem and request. The customer ran an automotive shop and was curious about 3D printing automotive parts, hoping it would save his shop time and money. The problem? The customer was having trouble finding a 3D printer […]

Airwolf 3D Printers at SEMA!

3D Printers at SEMA

3D Printers at SEMA The Wolfpack is currently in fabulous Las Vegas for SEMA 2016! The largest automotive trade show of the year, SEMA was the perfect place for us to unveil our two, newest printers. AXIOM 20, which we released on Tuesday, is the new and absolute must-have desktop 3D printer for any automotive […]

3D printing architectural models with JB Architecture

How Architects 3D print architectural models.

We love running into our friends from JB Architecture (jbA) on Twitter because they’re always building something new and beautiful…with a little help from their Airwolf 3D printers. Based in Chichester, West Sussex, jbA is an award-winning architectural practice that has found much success 3D printing architectural models. For example, if a client comes to […]

Are your 3D-printed ABS parts not sticking to the bed?

Are your 3D-printed ABS parts not sticking to the bed

Are your parts made from ABS not sticking to the bed? In the world of 3D printing, ABS can be a very frustrating material to work with. Are you tired of trying to remove your parts and you end up either breaking your glass, the PET film or the parts themselves? Or maybe your parts […]

3D Printed JetPack Accelerates the Product Design Cycle

3D Printed JetPack

3D Printed JetPack: JetPack Aviation partners with Airwolf 3D to Accelerate the development of the World’s only true JetPack Los Angeles, CA, Airwolf 3D and JetPack Aviation will display 3D printed JetPack components at CES 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada on January 7, 2016. JetPack Aviation and Airwolf 3D believe that a JetPack should be just […]

3D Printing with IGUS Iglidur: Tips and Tricks

3D Printing with IGUS Iglidur

The countdown to Christmas continues with our 25 Days of Materials, up next is IGUS Iglidur. Tis the season to be jolly, join the Wolfpack in a fun 25 Days of Materials 3D printing countdown to Christmas and learn about 25 different materials and their unique properties! The objects to be 3D printed are part […]

Engineer Uses Additive Manufacturing to Enhance His Ride

Additive Manufacturing used to enhance a motorcycle

”I now have a process of making components for my motorcycle that takes only three to four days with a 3D printer versus several weeks at a fabricating shop,” says Jowell Randall while being interviewed about the pieces he created for his new Triumph Daytona 675R. Jowell is very familiar with the 3D printing process, as […]

5 Advantages of 3D Printed Tooling, Jigs and Fixtures

  3D printing, or additive manufacturing, has already been adopted by many big name companies to replace their current prototyping methods and even to be used as part of the manufacturing process. With an increasing popularity that is already spreading into the consumer market, additive manufacturing is certainly one of the lead technologies in the […]

3D Printed Fixtures in Airwolf 3D’s Shipping Department Save Time

Time Saving Devices: 3D Check out these time saving devices. These are custom 3D printed fixtures which are designed and printed for the shipping department at Airwolf 3D 3D printed fixtures can save your company tons of time and money.  One of the most amazing aspects of 3D printing is how it can be utilized […]

Increasing the Usefulness of your 3D Printer with Mold Products

      Troy Peterson of BJB Enterprises Inc. showed us how to increase the usefulness of your 3D Printer with amazing molding techniques. These are social and educational meetups to learn about this technology, its diverse applications, with opportunities to see 3D Printers in action, show off your latest creations, learn more about open […]

Architects 3D Print Dream Homes and Furnish them too.

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  Nat Ellis, the Head of 3D Visualisation at UK-based JB Architecture, is at it again. A while back Airwolf 3D discussed how jbA was using their model HDx to improve their client’s experience by providing 3D printed models of their 2D blueprints. This novel use of 3D printing technology allowed JB Architecture to improve the customer experience by accurately conveying information in a […]

Emerging Technology Vehicles with 3D Printed Parts at UCI Energy Invitational

UCI's Zeta electric car 2015 Energy Invitational

   As Far as you can, as Fast as you can, on just $1.00 of Fuel. The UCI Performance Engineering Program is preparing for its 4th annual UCI Energy Invitational on May 24th, 2015. The event will feature vehicles designed by local college and high school teams like the one shown here with District Superintendent, Mike Matsuda behind the […]

Architects Bring Blueprints to Life with 3D Printed Architectural Models

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3D rendering for Architects Have you asked yourself how do I make a 3D printed architectural model and does 3D printing have a place in architectural design? Absolutely it does! At least that’s what JB Architecture’s, Nat Ellis would say if he were asked. For nearly a year, JB Architecture, in Chichester, England has been using their Airwolf […]

Airwolf 3D Lends a Helping Hand with 3D Printed Prosthetic

Airwolf 3D Creates New Prosthetic for Orange County Girl Back in December, 2014 Airwolf 3D printed over 200 prosthetic hands for children in need, and also broke a world record while doing it. This project was one of the most meaningful Airwolf 3D projects to date. Working with Robohand USA, the 3D printing company hosted […]

Rapid 3D Print Exposition 2015

2015 RAPID 3D Print Exposition SME will host the 2015 RAPID exposition at the Long Beach Exhibition Center from May 18th through the 21st. Come and chat with one of our friendly representatives at Booth 859 and stick around for a demonstration of our amazing 3D printers. The event promises to be the preeminent event in […]

Dinjee LLC battle-tests Glo Rails™ in Monster X Tour 2015.

  As a testament to Dinjee Glo Rail’s™ strength and durability CEO Bryan Hickman decided to strap them to nearly a dozen monster trucks performing in the Monster X Tour shown in the video above. These Glo Rail-clad behemoths can be seen rampaging their way through 75 cities across North America throughout 2015. It seems like a rather extreme field test […]

3D Printed Mini-Farm Tackles Big Problems.

. Davide Sher of 3D Printing Industry recently wrote an article showcasing Mike Adams, the founder of FoodRising.org. According to the article, agricultural activist Mike Adams created a compact food production system that utilizes 3D printed components to grow food hydroponically without the need for costly electronic equipment. The Mini-Farm Grow Boxes give gardening hobbyists or homesteaders the ability […]

Airwolf 3D finds new use for polycarbonate filament on the trail.

Photo of Airwolf 3D's Jowell Randall field testing his custom polycarbon clutch lever in Lucerne Valley, CA.

The Pinky Problem Airwolf 3D’s Jowell Randall likes to do things his own way. While his friends were busy pretending to be Batman, Jowell was the Green Arrow. When other kids begged their parents for ice cream, Jowell clamored for fruit. Similarly, while most dirt bike riders use their index and middle fingers to squeeze their clutch lever, Jowell prefers […]

PCTPE prototype: Airwolf 3D’s Cameron gets crash course in the new material.

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Designing the PCTPE prototype When it comes to men there are two universal truths: they love their tools. And they love their toys.  In this article, Airwolf 3D’s Advanced Designer Cameron got to put both of his loves to the test with a new material, PCTPE. Taulman 3D’s Plasticized Copolyamide Thermoplastic Elastomer (a.k.a. PCTPE) was designed […]