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

Project Hellcat: Custom 3D-Printed Coat Hooks

Custom 3D Printed Coat Hooks for Dodge Hellcat

Airwolf 3D Intern Prescott Campbell is back with a new project: custom 3D-printed coat hooks for the Hellcat, one of Airwolf 3D’s favorite project cars. In the SRT Hellcat Challenger, the two hooks for hanging clothes above the rear windows are made of black Polycarbonate-ABS. Because I’ve been tasked with creating custom parts for the […]

New Video: Winning The Race to Innovation and 3D Printing Hellcat Parts at SEMA 2017

3d printing hellcat

If you follow us on social media (or on the 405 freeway in Southern California), you’ve surely seen our newest and most exciting project car: The Airwolf 3D Hellcat. At any given time at the Airwolf 3D building, you’re likely to hear the thundering rumble of the modern muscle car’s supercharged 6.2-liter V-8 before the […]

Airwolf 3D Breathes New Life Into Old 3D Printers With HD Direct Drive

Cheap 3D Printer

What’s old is new! The classic Airwolf 3D HD series printers are back and better than ever! If you’re on a budget, don’t go for a cheap 3D printer, chose one of our most successful series of 3D printers now available with the same Direct Drive technology that catapulted the AXIOM series to award-winning success. […]

The Leader in 3D Printing Polycarbonate

3D Printer that prints polycarbonate

As new, lower cost desktop 3D printers have made their way into the market over the last few years, more and more of them claim to print polycarbonate successfully. While the technology certainly has improved, the fact still remains: The Airwolf 3D AXIOM series is the only desktop 3D printer on the market under $50,000 […]

Extraterrestrial Transmissions and 3D Printers in LA Make Beautiful Music

Signal Tide Is A Sound and Extraterrestrial Radio Installation That is Out of This World! Berlin-based artists Kata Kovács and Tom O’Doherty  are interested in processes, sounds, and movements that come close to imperceptibility, and the ways in which this material can be transformed through layering, rhythm, pattern, and repetition.  In this project, they decided […]

NEW ASA 3D Printer Filament

ASA Filament for 3D Printing

Airwolf 3D is excited to release its newest product: ASA filament for 3D printing. ASA 3D printer filament is often compared to ABS because its chemical properties are very similar. Both materials are incredibly strong, long-lasting, and can be finished with an ultra glossy shine using an acetone vapor treatment. What is ASA 3D printer […]

Top 3D Printers in Southern California Moved to New Location!

Southern California 3D Printers

Looking for 3D printers in Southern California? The Airwolf 3D Wolfpack is incredibly excited to find a new home in our very own building located at 11208 Young River Avenue in beautiful Fountain Valley, CA. Since we left Erick and Eva’s garage back in 2012, we’ve experienced explosive growth and found ourselves needing to move […]

Graduation Day for Closed Loop Plastics, Developers of New Recycled 3D Printer Filament System

Closed Loop Plastics 3D Printer Filament Recycling System

If you’re familiar with 3D printing, you know that it’s easy to generate plastic waste — especially if you’re a prolific 3Der. When you combine failed prints, re-designs, used support material, and even printed objects you simply no longer need or want, it’s not uncommon to start building up a collection of plastic waste that […]

How to Make a Custom 3D-Printed Logo Fidget Spinner

Want to create your own custom 3D-printed logo spinner? Airwolf 3D Summer Intern Kevin Coulson, a second year engineering major at UC-Berkeley, walks you through the process of designing and 3D-printing your own customized fidget spinner toy. At this point, everybody knows what a fidget spinner is and how they’re typically designed — one bearing […]

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? […]

NEW Carbon Fiber Reinforced ABS from Airwolf 3D!

Carbon Fiber Reinforced ABS 3D Printer Filament

The newest member of the Airwolf 3D CARBONITE series has arrived in the form of carbon fiber reinforced ABS! An engineering grade filament that is excellent for a wide variety of professional applications, ABS CARBONITE prints much like regular ABS, but offers some additional benefits. Like our carbon fiber reinforced Nylon and carbon fiber PETG, […]

Introducing Airwolf 3D Premium Pass

AW3D Premium Pass

Get first class filament at exclusive VIP prices with the new Airwolf 3D Premium Pass. Premium Pass is the premiere membership program for purchasing the highest quality 3D printing filaments at exclusive members-only prices — regardless of what brand of 3D printer you have. Plus, you get FREE shipping on EVERYTHING in our shop, from […]

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 […]

New Series! Hooked on 3D Printing: A Study in Material Strength

3D Printing Filament Strength

As the leader in multi-material desktop 3D printing, the Airwolf 3D Wolfpack decided it was high time to put some of our favorite materials to the test — a 3D printing filament strength test. How Did We Test 3D Printing Filament Strength? We spend a lot of time touting the impeccable quality of the Airwolf […]

S.T.E.A.M Mobile Brings Classroom 3D Printer on the Road

Mobile Classroom 3D Printer

There’s a new force in education — and it’s ready to take the country by storm! Meet “S.T.E.A.M Mobile,” a learning experience on wheels that even sports its own classroom 3D printer. What is S.T.E.A.M Mobile? A project launched by the National College Resources Foundation (NCRF), S.T.E.A.M Mobile is on a mission to “reach and […]

ocMaker Challenge 2017 Winners

ocMaker Challenge 2017 Winners

Since its beginning in 2013, the ocMaker Challenge inspires our schools and community with deeply innovative student inventions that are designed to “solve a problem, need or want.” And this year’s ocMaker Challenge certainly did not disappoint. With over 200 entries, this year was the event’s largest ever and the impressive levels of sophistication and […]

‘MacGyver’ Dad 3D-Prints Historic Church for Daughter’s 4th Grade Project

3D Printed School Projects

Like many parents of school-age children in California, Troy Peterson’s daughter came home needing help with her 4th Grade project: Build a model of a California Mission. Troy’s daughter was assigned Mission San Gabriel Arcángel, an elaborate historic landmark in San Gabriel, California. Founded by Junipero Serra in 1771, the mission is known for its […]

Project Mustang 5.0: 3D-Printed Bypass Pipe for Leaking Heater Core

3D-Printed Polycarbonate Part

Airwolf 3D Co-Founder/CTO Erick Wolf kicks off Project Mustang 5.0 by repairing a leaky heater core with a custom-made 3D-printed polycarbonate part. Project Mustang 5.0 is the most recent addition to Airwolf 3D’s stable of cool American cars. Being the car nuts that we are, the Mustang is the perfect addition as it is a […]

Airwolf 3D products empower users to successfully 3D print in polypropylene

3D Print in Polypropylene

Can you 3D print in polypropylene?  Yes, you can now with Airwolf 3D’s polypropylene filament and Ultra, a brand new Wolfbite solution formulated specially for use with polypropylene applications. Did you know that only three different plastics make up over 66 percent of the TOTAL high performance plastics used in cars? Chief among these plastics, […]

Meet the CARBONITE Series

Carbon Fiber Filament

Airwolf 3D is excited to bring you the CARBONITE Series, our new line of carbon fiber filaments designed for high-performance applications. What is the CARBONITE Series? Designed for industrial use, these engineering-grade filaments offer everything you love about your favorite materials, but with added strength, thanks to the addition of carbon fiber. The first of […]

How to Make a PLA Part Shiny: Dual-Color Soccer Bear Keychains

Make a PLA Part Shiny

How to make a PLA part shiny and smooth When 3D printing, it’s important to ensure proper adhesion of your print to the build plate or 3D printing surface. If the print does not stick well to the 3D printing surface, the part might become loose and flop around, causing the print to fail. Many […]

Happy Birthday to us! Airwolf 3D celebrates 5th year in business with special filament offer

Airwolf 3D Been in Business 5 Years

It’s a big day today for the Wolfpack! We’re celebrating Airwolf 3D’s fifth year in business — and what a five years it has been. Airwolf 3D founders Erick and Eva Wolf went from building the company’s first printers in their garage, to making history in the world of 3D printing. The First Five Years […]