Category Archives: 3D Printing Tips & Tricks

3D Printing with Stainless Steel PLA: Tips and Tricks

3D Printing with Stainless Steel PLA

The Countdown to Christmas Continues with Our 25 Days of Materials, up next is Stainless Steel 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 […]

3D Printing with HIPS: Tips and Tricks

3D Printing with HIPS Tips And Tricks

The Countdown To Christmas Continues with Our 25 Days of Materials, Up Next is HIPS 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 […]

25 Days of Materials

25 days of materials

  3D Printing Countdown to Christmas with 25 Days of Materials Here at Airwolf 3D, we love experimenting with different materials and creating awesome 3D printed parts. Since the Holidays are around the corner, the Wolfpack decided to print an Advent Calendar designed by pleppik that contains a box for each of the 25 days of Materials in […]

Airwolf Offers Awesome 3D Printer Tech Support

3D Printer Tech Support

Did you know that Airwolf 3D offers awesome 3D printer tech support? Our average response time is 4 hours. We have a wealth of information in our knowledge library covering many aspects of 3D printing. If the information you’re looking for isn’t found in our knowledge library, our technicians are standing by to assist you […]

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 […]

Use Wolfbite 3D Printer Adhesive for Perfect Parts

Introducing Wolfbite 3D Printer Adhesive This is the first 3D printer adhesion solution developed specifically for the need of the 3D printing industry. It allows you to do something that was previously thought impossible. With Wolfbite, you can stick parts to the heat bed when it’s hot and release the adhesion completely as the parts cool […]

Why can’t I get 3D-Printed Parts to Stick to the Bed

get 3D printed parts to stick to the bed

“Help, I cannot get 3D-printed parts to stick to the bed!” While most desktop 3D printers are only capable of 3D printing in a single material — usually ABS or PLA — most Airwolf 3D printers are capable of printing in over 40 different types of thermoplastic materials. There are many different strategies to improve the bond […]

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 […]

.35mm nozzle vs. .50. Which one is right for you?

.35 vs. .50 mm nozzle

.35mm Nozzle vs. .50mm. What is the difference? “Which nozzle is best? .35mm or .50mm?”. This is one of the most common questions that prospective customers have when researching their 3D printer options.  Airwolf 3D offers customers the option of purchasing .35mm nozzles but it is not always clear why they might actually prefer the .50mm nozzle over […]

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 […]

Smoothing STL files made in Sketchup with Blender for 3D printing

A Word About SketchUp Sketchup is one of our favorite 3D modeling tools here at Airwolf.  It is easy to learn, easy to use, and is capable of some incredible detail.  However, Sketchup is primarily a surface modeler.  In other words, objects are first drawn as surfaces and then must later be connected to form solid […]

No drips – Making Parts Watertight With Netfabb

watertight 3d printing netfabb

Making It Watertight In the early days of 3D printing, the term “watertight” did not mean a whole lot.  There was (and still is) this fabulous slicing program called “Skeinforge” that was very tolerant of less-than-perfect parts.  Meaning, you did not have to dot all your i’s and cross all your t’s when creating your […]

Go Big or Go Home – 5 Tips for 3d Printing Large Models

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3D Printing Large Models Requires a Unique Set of Tools.  But Why? Why aren’t all 3D printers large?  The answer is very simple and is based on that fact that as model scale increases linearly, volume increases exponentially.  For example, a 2″x2″x2″ cube has a volume of 8 cubic inches.  However, when the model is […]