June 24, 2014

3D printer manufacturer Airwolf 3D unveiled today the AW3D HD2x dual hot end 3D printer. The new printer is equipped with patent-pending JRx print heads, each powered by its own stepper motor. The two hot ends are manufactured as a single piece which, according to the company, eliminates x and y axis alignment problems because there is no slippage. As such, the machine's dual head spatial calibration is fixed in the firmware rather than in the user interface.

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

The HD2x's advanced dual JRx (jam resistant) hot ends can run all day at temperatures of 315 degrees Celsius (599 degrees Fahrenheit) to print engineering-grade materials like polycarbonate and nylon, and it can print two compatible materials or two colors simultaneously. That means 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 HD2x uses nylon gears for less wear and longer life and a finer pitch lead screw for increased z positioning accuracy. It features a building envelope of 11" x 8" x 12" (279 x 203 x 305 mm) 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.

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Joe LaoLakes wrote at 3/14/2015 8:18:19 PM:

Never buy an AirWolf printer period! They are garbage. Ours lasted for less than 6 months. We had to send it back twice and they did not fix it, or just did a slap together job. There customer service is terrible, the quality of their printers are terrible and they charge way too much for a pile of junk. Who would buy a 3D printer made of 3D printed parts. There marketing is a farce. We hope to legally pursue action against them for robbing our school, and hurting kids

Andre wrote at 6/28/2014 10:34:27 PM:

The Ultimaker II are sucked! My package was damaged in shippment because they save money to corectly secure the printer. How I was amazed when after 3 weeks of waiting for an answer, I got a reply that they can't nothing. I repaired printer by my self, after this is saw how poor quality print have this printer. Never ever buy anything which will have a Ultimaker logo.

Josh wrote at 6/25/2014 5:16:29 PM:

they stand on the shoulder of open-source, yet brag about "patent-pending". I'd opt for an Ultimaker II.

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