California-based 3D printer manufacturer Airwolf 3D has just announced the open beta version of their 3D printing software APEX developed specifically for their 3D printers.
The slicing software will provide a seamless 3D printing experience for users and complete the company’s ecosystem of products.
“Having optimized nearly all aspects of the hardware and our technical support, software is the next frontier,” explained Erick Wolf, Airwolf 3D Co-Founder and Lead Designer. “Customers need an intuitive and seamless 3D printing experience right out of the box and APEX fills this need for a straightforward 3D-printing solution.”
APEX is based on the open source engine of Cura and is fully optimised for use with Airwolf 3D printers. The new software will now help users to easily set the devices for different printing materials with pre-loaded settings for a range of different filaments including ABS, PLA, TPE, TPU, polycarbonate or nylon. The material profiles are optimised for all Airwolf 3D printer models.
“Just like our machines, this software will be upgraded continuously as we strive to provide the smoothest, most intuitive 3D-printing process available for Airwolf 3D customers,” Wolf continues. “APEX is the missing link that our customers needed to take 3D-printing to a whole new level.”
Due to 90% of Airwolf 3D users running their devices with Windows-based computers, the new software will be tailored to the Windows platform, with plans to release a Mac OSX version in future. All users are invited to the APEX Beta Testing Program and can get a complimentary bottle of Wolfbite bed adhesion solution and a spool of ABS filament for their feedback.