Category Archives: 3D Printing Tips & Tricks

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 […]

Top 5 Things to Know About 3D Printing ABS Parts

3D Printing ABS Parts

1. Advantages of 3D Printing in ABS Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (“ABS”) is found in a variety of applications due to its useful range of mechanical properties. Even outside of the 3D printing industry, ABS is widely used in the automotive and aerospace industry due to its high-temperature tolerance as well as great […]

How to to 3D Print Large Parts in ABS and Other High-Temperature Materials

3D Print Large Parts Automotive

Whether you try to 3D print large parts or very small parts in high temperature materials like polycarbonate or ABS, the keys to success are excellent thermal management and effective bed adhesion. Successful thermal management requires three essential factors: a full enclosure, sufficient heat, and an effective way to control that heat. When working with […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Top 10 3D-Printing Tips & Tricks

Top 3D Printing Tips and Tricks

If you’ve ever called Airwolf 3D’s technical support line, visited us for 3D-printer training, or attended one of our 3D-printing workshops, you already have met some members of our awesome tech support team. With deep backgrounds in 3D-printing, technology, and customer service, these guys are true 3D-printing all-stars. Day after day, support ticket after support […]

Why choose Airwolf 3D AXIOM?

Expensive vs Cheap 3D printers

What gives the Airwolf 3D AXIOM series a competitive advantage over the influx of low-cost 3D printers entering the market? • Dependable, proprietary hot end capable of reaching higher temperatures (320 degrees Celsius) than all other designs on the market • Auto-leveling before and during a print • Capable of reliably utilizing over 40 universal polymers • Sturdy, heated […]

3D Printing Boot Camp by Airwolf 3D

Advanced 3D Printer Training

Looking for an advanced 3D printer training course that is fully customized for your specific needs and applications? Gain expert-level knowledge in our most intensive 3D printer training course yet! This session is customized for your organization and includes two full days of in-depth 3D printer training on the AXIOM series 3D printer. Taught by […]

Erick Wolf talks about Airwolf 3D’s newest large 3D Printer

The Axiom is Airwolf 3D's newest large 3D printer.

An inside look at Airwolf 3D’s newest large 3D printer, the AXIOM 3D Hi, my name is Erick Wolf and I’m the founder of Airwolf 3D and the lead designer of the AXIOM 3D Printer. The idea today is to show you quickly how to get started using this large 3D printer. The AXIOM’s frame […]

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 Printing with ABS: Tips and Tricks

3D Printing with ABS

The countdown to Christmas continues with our 25 Days of Materials, up next is ABS. 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 of the Advent Calendar/Christmas […]

3D Printing with T-Glase: Tips and Tricks

3D Printing with T-Glase

The countdown to Christmas continues with our 25 Days of Materials, up next is T-Glase. 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 of the Advent Calendar/Christmas […]

3D Printing with WOLFBEND TPU: Tips and Tricks

3D Printing with TPU

The countdown to Christmas continues with our 25 Days of Materials, up next is WOLFBEND TPU. 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 of the Advent […]

3D Printing with Polycarbonate: Tips and Tricks

3D Printing with Polycarbonate

The countdown to Christmas continues with our 25 Days of Materials, up next is Polycarbonate. 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 of the Advent Calendar/Christmas […]

3D Printing with Soft PLA: Tips and Tricks

3D Printing with Soft PLA

The countdown to Christmas continues with our 25 Days of Materials, up next is Soft PLA. 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 of the Advent […]

3D Printing with ABS: Tips and Tricks

3D Printing with ABS

The countdown to Christmas continues with our 25 Days of Materials, up next is ABS. 3D Printing with ABS has never been easier!  Tis the season to be jolly, join the Wolfpack in a fun 25 Days of Materials3D printing countdown to Christmas and learn about 25 different materials and their unique properties! The objects to […]

3D Printing with Copperfill: Tips and Tricks

The countdown to Christmas continues with our 25 Days of Materials, up next is Copperfill. 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 of the Advent Calendar/Christmas […]

3D Printing with Aromatic Pine PLA: Tips and Tricks

3D Printing with Aromatic Pine PLA

The countdown to Christmas continues with our 25 Days of Materials, up next is Aromatic Pine PLA. Tis the season to be jolly, join the Wolfpack in a fun 25 Days of Materials3D printing countdown to Christmas and learn about 25 different materials and their unique properties! The objects to be 3D printed are part of […]

3D Printing with NinjaFlex TPE: Tips and Tricks

The countdown to Christmas continues with our 25 Days of Materials, up next is NinjaFlex TPE. 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 of […]

3D Printing with ALLOY 910: Tips and Tricks

ALLOY 910

The countdown to Christmas continues with our 25 Days of Materials, and ALLOY 910 is here. 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 of the Advent […]

3D Printing with LayWOO-D3: Tips and Tricks

LayWOO-D3

The countdown to Christmas continues with our 25 Days of Materials, up next is LayWOO-D3. 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 of the […]

3D Printing with Bridge Nylon: Tips and Tricks

3D Printing with Bridge Nylon

The countdown to Christmas continues with our 25 Days of Materials, up next is Bridge Nylon. 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 of […]

3D Printing with Laybrick: Tips and Tricks

3D Printing with Laybrick

The countdown to Christmas continues with our 25 Days of Materials, up next is LAYBRICK. 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 of the Advent Calendar/Christmas […]

3D Printing with Coffee PLA: Tips and Tricks

The countdown to Christmas continues with our 25 Days of Materials, up next is Coffee PLA. 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 of the Advent […]

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 […]

3D Printing with PLA: Tips and Tricks

3D Printing with PLA

The countdown to Christmas continues with our 25 Days of Materials, up next is PLA 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 of the Advent […]

3D Printing with PETG: Tips and Tricks

Printing With PETG Filament (Updated 2018) PETG filament is an extra tough 3D print material. This is an extreme high strength filament and can achieve very sturdy and strong prints. It has very low shrinkage, making this perfect for larger flat surfaces. PETG is a perfect alternative to ABS and PLA, offering higher strength, lower shrinkage, and […]

3D Printing with PC-ABS: Tips and Tricks

3D Printing with PC-ABS

The countdown to Christmas continues with our 25 Days of Materials, up next is PC-ABS 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 of the Advent Calendar/Christmas Tree designed by pleppik.  Everyday we will be […]