3D Printers

Airwolf3D’s New Dual Hot End Printer

Airwolf 3D, a privately-held company which designs, makes and distributes3D printers, has sought to take on the task of designing a device which streamlines dual head 3D printing. The result is the unveiling of the AW3D HD2x dual hot end 3D printer. Airwolf promises a plug and play ideal further to calibration of the print heads for what the company calls “our most significant product ever,” which can print in over twenty different materials, eliminate slippage and other typical 3D printing problems.

The dualhot ends of this new device from Airfwolf means that the machine can print in two compatible materials simultaneously. The dual hot ends also mean that it can print two colors simultaneously. Unlike other dual hot end 3D printers, the two hot ends of the new AW3D HD2x are manufactured as a single piece. Airwolf 3D iterate that thiseliminates x and y axis alignment problems via the elimination of slippage.The machine’sspatial calibration is fixed in the firmware rather than in the user interface.

The company says that the HD2x’s advanced dual JRx (Jam Resistant) hot ends are able to literally run all day at temperatures up to 315Celsius (599Fahrenheit). This 3D printer can produce in a range of professional grade materials such as polycarbonate, nylon such as Nylon 645, alongside the usual range of materials  — ABS, PLA, and PET. The new HD2xuses nylon gears, which are aimed to reduce wear and tear. The desktop device also features a finer pitch lead screw for increased z positioning accuracy. The 3D printer is fully autonomous, no link-up to a computer is required.

new airwolf 3d printer

Let’s take a closer look at the specifications of this high grade desktop 3D printer:

Build envelope W x D x H: 280 mm x 200 mm x 300 mm (11″ x 8″ x 12″)
Nozzle diameter: .5 to .35 mm
Minimum Layer thickness: .06 mm
Positioning precision: .02 mm
Maximum Speed: Perimeter 150 mm/s, Travel 400 mm/s
Input format: GCode
Software: MatterControl, Marlin Firmware, compatible with Repetier Host & Slic3r GCode
Total Unit Size WxDxH: 24″ x 18″ x 18″ (600 mm x 440 mm x 450 mm)
Total Unit Weight: 18 kg

Erick Wolf, co-founder and chairman of Airwolf 3D said: Our new dual hot end AW3D HD2x is the latest example of our commitment and our most significant product ever. 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.”

All orderscome with a 2 hour training session at their facility in California,a spool of ABS filament, a flash drive loaded with the printer’s software and a set of Allen wrenches. The Airwolf 3D HDxis sold fully assembled and calibrated and is available now for $3,995.