California-based 3D printer manufacturer Airwolf 3D is officially launching its AXIOM 3D printer line at the Atlantic Design & Manufacturing Show in New York today.
After almost two years of development, the company unveils a professional-grade device with several new features and emphasises its high resolution, speed and ease-of-use.
Objects as large as 31,7 cm x 20,3 cm x 25,4 cm (12.5 x 8 x 10 inch) can be printed in over 30 different low as well as high-temperature thermoplastic materials such as ABS, PLA, TPU, nylon or polycarbonate, with layer heights as low as 40 microns. Its CoreXY motion control system ensures high-speed movement and precise control of the print head. The fully enclosed 3D printer comes with a standard heated bed and therefore creates a consistent heat environment.
Airwolf 3D explains that ease-of-use has been paramount in the design of AXIOM featuring an integrated print bed auto-leveling system. Combined with AstroPrint, the cloud-based slicing and printer management system, user can simply select their desired print material and resolution within seconds. Files can be sent to the device through one of its four standard connections: wireless, Ethernet, USB or micro SD card.
The innovative End-User Replaceable Cassette (ERC) is easily replaceable by the user and contains the extruder and the CoreXY control system. This allows for possible future upgrades and quick replacement.
The company will also be introducing a PLA version targeted at educational systems, called AXIOMe. The release of dual hotend for the device is planned for early 2016.
The AXIOM 3D printer can currently be pre-ordered through Airwolf 3D’s website and has a suggested retail price of $ 3,995. Shipping will start mid-July. The 3D printer will also be shortly available through AW3D’s worldwide network of resellers in over 20 countries.