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‘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 […]

New limited edition 3D-printed fidget spinners raise ADHD awareness

Best 3D Printed Fidget Spinners

As you probably already know, 3D-printed fidget spinners are all the rage — making their way into classrooms, boardrooms, and just about everywhere in between. Similar to worry stones or squishy stress-relieving toys, spinners can help to relieve anxiety and promote greater focus by keeping your hands occupied with a mindless task. This is why […]

You are Invited! Southern California 3D Printing Students Show off Hundreds of Inventions at 2016-2017 ocMaker Challenge

Join Us at the OC Maker Challenge 2016-17

3D Printing Without Limits Go back in time to your childhood, find a period of boundless imagination — perhaps even a time of prolific creativity… Can you remember the ideas that YOU drew before you grew up and learned about boundaries and limitations, such as gravity and material constraints? What childlike inventions did YOU dream […]

Old, failed, and broken 3D prints find new life in non-profit learning center for kids

Donate 3D-Printed Parts to Charity

As you might have imagined, the Wolfpack prints a LOT of things every single day. From sample parts for prospective customers to amazing side projects that we work on — and everything in between. But what happens to the prints that fail, break, or are no longer used? Many are given away, some are taken […]

Wildly popular fidget spinners inspire kids to learn

3D Printed Spinners for Students

As you probably already know, “fidget spinners” are all the rage right now. Similar to worry stones or squeezable desk toys, spinners are designed to help relieve stress and anxiety by providing a mindless way to keep your hands occupied. Always eager to make the latest and greatest, 3Ders have jumped on the spinner craze […]

How a photographer saved money with 3D printing

3D Printing Paint ABS

Our customers always amaze us with the innovative, beautiful creations that they make with their Airwolf 3D printers. Professional photographer Roger Salls was commissioned to take a portrait of a local town official with an American flag in the background. Even more specifically, the flag was to be displayed on a flag pole with a […]

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 […]

Meet the AXIOM All-in-One System!

Airwolf 3D is excited to offer our new AXIOM All-in-One System. Designed for professionals and other power users, this full desktop 3D printing system includes everything you need to leverage the AXIOM’s advanced technology in order to optimize your work flow. The AXIOM Dual-Head 3D Printer Gets the Job Done Quickly produce large prototypes or […]

Airwolf 3D rewards loyal customers with 3D Printer Trade-In Program

3D Printer Trade-In Program

Updated March 8, 2018. Loyal Airwolf 3D customers, you know we love you! That’s why we want to make sure you know about the Airwolf 3D Printer Trade-In Program.* We want to reward your loyalty by helping you upgrade to the newest and absolute best 3D printers we have to offer. If you were with […]

Print the impossible with NEW HydroFill Water-Soluble Support by Airwolf 3D

HydroFill Water Soluble Support Material by Airwolf 3D

Airwolf 3D disrupts the 3D printing industry as it announces the release of HydroFill Water-Soluble Support. Designed for use with almost any brand or type of FFF 3D printer, HydroFill is the first filament of its kind to wash away easily after providing highly effective support structures for parts printed in ABS and PLA. LAS […]

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 […]

5 Easy Steps to 3D Print a Ukulele: A Dual Extrusion Case Study

3D printing dual extrusion

Airwolf 3D Wolfpack Team Member Eva Wolf shares her latest project: A custom-made ukulele that shows off the new AXIOM 20’s dual extrusion 3D printing capabilities. Yes, by now many of us have seen a dual head 3D printer in action. Or perhaps you have noticed a cool two-color, 3D-printed part and asked yourself, “How […]

Airwolf 3D releases Wolfbite ULTRA™, the first 3D printing adhesive for industrial-grade polypropylene

3D Print in Polypropylene

AIRWOLF 3D IS FIRST COMPANY TO PROVIDE COST-EFFECTIVE WAY TO 3D PRINT POLYPROPYLENE PARTS FOR AUTOMOTIVE AND OTHER INDUSTRIAL APPLICATIONS COSTA MESA, CA, Dec. 7, 2016. Airwolf 3D today announced Wolfbite ULTRA™, a premium solution specifically engineered to solve the problem of polypropylene parts warping because they fail to adhere to a 3D printer’s build […]

Five fun 3D prints to get you in the holiday spirit

3D Printing Holiday Spirit

With the crush of gift shopping and stress of holiday entertaining, it is difficult sometimes to get into the holiday spirit. On the other hand, there’s no cure for the holiday blues quite like 3D printing. Get into the holiday spirit and delight your friends and family with these fun 3D prints. 1. Christmas Gift […]

Brace Yourselves: Cyber Monday 3D Printer Deals are Coming!

Black Friday 3D Printing

UPDATE: Our Cyber Monday has become Cyber WEEK at Airwolf 3D! You now have until Dec. 2, 2016 to take advantage of our biggest sale of the year! Family comes first for us here at Airwolf 3D. That’s why our hard-working Wolfpack will be enjoying some well-deserved time at home while the Airwolf 3D offices […]

Introducing the new Airwolf 3D Anti-Static ESD Mat for 3D Printers

Anti-Static ESD Mat for 3D Printers

New Anti-Static ESD Mat for 3D printers protects equipment from static damage This may come as a bit of a “shock,” but 3D printers and static electricity don’t get along too well. Terrible puns aside, we here at Airwolf 3D realize that there are some situations where 3D printers are particularly vulnerable to electrostatic discharge […]

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 […]

Gorgeous 3D-printed Lion King masks ready for stage debut

St. Margaret’s creates 3D printed masks for upcoming stage production As a company dedicated to supporting 3D printing in schools, we are thrilled to see the amazing things that teachers and students create with Airwolf 3D printers. And our friends at St. Margaret’s Episcopal School in San Juan Capistrano, CA most certainly do NOT disappoint! […]

The Little Designer teaches kids (and parents!) how to 3D print

The Little Designer by Nestor Llanos

Nestor Llanos recently stopped by Airwolf 3D headquarters to share a copy of his new book, The Little Designer. Nestor works as a design engineer for Local Motors, the trailblazing Arizona-based car manufacturer who created the world’s first 3D-printed car and the cutting-edge, self-driving Olli. When you work as an engineer for a company as […]

Airwolf 3D AXIOM ranked best 3D printer by Top Ten Reviews!

The popular review and product comparison website Top Ten Reviews recently came out with it’s list of Best 3D Printers of 2016. The result? The Airwolf 3D Direct Drive printer clinched the top spot and is ranked as the best desktop 3D printer on the market! Editor Bethany Gordon reviewed the AXIOM Direct Drive and […]

Marching Cubes: An Interactive 3D-Printed Art Installation

Marching Cubes by Jesse Colin Jackson

Wolfpack team members from Airwolf 3D recently got the most incredible behind-the-scenes look at Artist and Professor Jesse Colin Jackson’s compelling art installation, Marching Cubes. In the past, Airwolf 3D has supported Jesse’s incredible work with Casa Del Sol, an award-winning entry into the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ieLw-VgP9qM&feature=youtu.be More recently, we were […]