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Airwolf 3D Achieves Breakthrough 3D Printer Technology with New Dual Hot End Model for Under $4,000

Airwolf 3D, a privately-held designer, manufacturer and distributor of high-performance 3D printers, has once again delivered on its strategic vision for the 3D printing industry by unveiling the AW3D HD2x dual hot end 3D printer, streamlining dual head printing. Once the print heads are calibrated, it’s essentially a set-and-forget operation.

The new Airwolf 3D AW3D HD2x streamlines dual hot end printing by combining the versatility of two h ...

The new Airwolf 3D AW3D HD2x streamlines dual hot end printing by combining the versatility of two hot ends with the desirability of printing over 20 different materials including polycarbonate and nylon. (Photo: Business Wire)

Previously, desktop dual-head 3D printer manufacturers faced the nearly impossible challenge of maintaining alignment, temperature, and flow control over two separate and distinct hot ends. Such machines are plagued with clogging, dripping, misshapen prints and system shut downs.

The secret lies in the proprietary, patent-pending JRx print heads, each powered by its own stepper motor. Unlike other 3D printers, the two hot ends are manufactured as a single piece. This fixed relationship eliminates x and y axis alignment problems because there is no slippage; the heads are always in frame. As such, the machine’s dual head spatial calibration is fixed in the firmware rather than in the user interface.

“Our ultimate goal is to place a 3D printer on every desktop,” said Erick Wolf, Airwolf 3D co-founder and chairman. “To accomplish this we have to design and manufacture units that include the features customers want at an affordable price.”

“Our new dual hot end AW3D HD2x is the latest example of our commitment and our most significant product ever,” Wolf added. “We’ve engineered it to be a simple-to-use, hassle-free 3D printer that combines the versatility of two hot ends with the desirability of printing over 20 different materials including polycarbonate and nylon. Basically, we’ve built a $10,000 desktop printer for a fraction of the cost.”

The HD2x’s advanced dual JRx (jam resistant) hot ends are the first affordable hot ends that can run all day at temperatures of 315 degrees Celsius (599 degrees Fahrenheit) to print engineering-grade materials like polycarbonate, and numerous forms of nylon including Bridge Nylon and Nylon 645.

The dual JRx hot ends can print two compatible materials simultaneously. For example, the main body can be printed in ABS with a supporting scaffold of high impact polystyrene (HIPS) that easily dissolves for a cleaner final print with smoother edges. The dual hot ends can also print two colors simultaneously, which opens up creative options with materials like ABS, PLA, and PET.

The HD2x uses nylon gears for less wear and longer life and a finer pitch lead screw for increased z positioning accuracy. It features a class-leading building envelope of 1,050 cubic inches (11” x 8” x 12”), making it ideal for large prototyping. The printer offers layer-to-layer resolutions as fine as 0.06mm and a maximum print speed of 150mm/s with a positioning precision of 0.02mm. Because the 3D printer is fully autonomous, no link-up to a computer is required. It comes fully assembled and calibrated with an MSRP of $3,995.00.

About Airwolf 3D

Airwolf 3D is committed to manufacturing high-performance 3D printers that are fast, affordable, durable and easy to use. Airwolf 3D printers can be found in engineering firms, government agencies and schools worldwide. Currently the company is expanding its U.S. and international reseller network. To learn more about becoming an Authorized Reseller, contact [email protected]. For product information visit www.airwolf3d.com, telephone (949) 478-2933, email [email protected], or visit the company’s showroom at 130 McCormick, Suite 105, Costa Mesa, CA 92636 for a free demonstration.

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