Category Archives: 3D Printing for Hobbyists and DIY

This category is reserved for articles relating to the role of 3d printing in DIY and home hobbyists.

Post-Processing Techniques: Make a 3D Print Look Like Stone

Ever wonder how to make a 3D print look like stone? Try out this easy post-processing technique inspired by an ambitious grade school project. While designed to be a fun project for children, adult supervision is required to ensure safety when using 3D printers, sanding tools, and spray paint and primer. How to make a […]

Use 3D printing to upgrade your Thanksgiving dinner!

3D Printed Squirrel Napkin Ring

As you can imagine, Airwolf 3D has a LOT of printers continuously running at our facility. From all the final test prints that you find carefully bundled into every machine that leaves our warehouse, to loads of customer sample prints, we are constantly printing and making things. With the release of the new industrial AXIOM […]

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 […]

My First Design in Fusion 360: Airwolf 3D Tool Caddy

First Design in Fusion 360

Hello, my name is Florence Castellanos. I became an Airwolf 3D employee in April of 2015. Before working here, I didn’t know anything about 3D printing or design. I became intrigued when I saw all the incredible possibilities that 3D printing offers. I decided to give Fusion 360 a shot. It is definitely more sophisticated […]

3D Scanning Bones and Artifacts

3D Scanning Mammoth Bone

Airwolf 3D Creative Director Tyler Caros shares his latest project and offers up tips for 3D scanning objects on a budget and preparing them for 3D printing. Why use 3D scanning for 3D printing? 3D scanning and 3D printing really go hand in hand. There are many ways to create 3D models, but using 3D […]

3D Printed F1 RC Car

RC Car

If you were anything like me growing up, you were fascinated with anything that drove or flew that could be controlled rometely. From my first RC10 kit, to the sophisticated RC Car that was introduced in the early 2000’s, I was, and still am, an addict. Building these kits was a blast, but what if […]

Airwolf 3D Lookback

The Wolfpack at Airwolf 3D is gearing up for the holidays  and the new year. Before we concentrate on the hectic Christmas season, we wanted to put together a post about all the amazing things that have been happening. Every day, we receive pictures and testimonials from teachers, students, hobbyists, and 3D printing enthusiasts creating […]

Courtney’s ghosts with Fusion 360: A Halloween 3D printing project

Here at Airwolf 3D I’ve worn a few a hats before beginning my main job, leading our shipping department. One of those hats was running and testing the large amount of printers in our “3D Printer Farm.” After about a month I had become a natural at calibrating, leveling, and diagnosing any issues that might […]

Additive Manufacturing Aids in Dirt Bike Repair

It is always great when kids have outdoor activities available to them, especially when an engineering lesson can be incorporated at the same time. But as most know, when kids play on something for a long period of time, things tend to break. While repeatedly replacing broken parts can become costly, many people, engineers or […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Best 3D Printer for Digital Sculptures

Why Do I Need A 3D Printer For Digital Media Arts Class? From prehistoric civilizations to this day sculpture has experienced several facets, medieval and Renaissance sculptors would work together with artisans and tended to have large workshops to perform their works. Over time many of their techniques and tools remain the same or similar. With […]

Easiest 3D Printer in the World

My name is Valentina, I’m 17 and I’m currently living in Costa Mesa, California.  This summer I chose to take an internship position with Airwolf 3D to learn more about the 3D printing industry. Before I started interning at Airwolf 3D I didn’t know much about 3D printers and I would have never guessed that […]

How to Cold Cast with a 3D Printer

Cold Casting with 3D Printer

Cold Cast with 3D Printed Mold There are two ways to create custom objects out of metal with a 3D printer. The first option is to print the object directly with a special 3D filament that contains metallic powders such as bronze or stainless steel suspended in a matrix of plastic material. This option works great […]

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 […]

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

PCTPE prototype skid plate on RC car

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 […]