3D Printer Manufacturer Airwolf 3D is now offering the first affordable hot end for 3D printers that prints engineering-grade materials such as polycarbonate, Bridge nylon and Nylon 645.
Since engineering grade materials require higher sustained temperatures, these materials were only available for more expensive industrial 3D printers that required constant cooling.
The JRx hot end integrates Teflon to feed materials through the 3d printer. By adding a barrier between the Teflon and heater, the company says users can print polycarbonate and nylon to build stronger prototypes and production-ready parts for automobiles, aerospace and other industries.
In addition to the new polycarbonate and nylon materials, users can also still print lower temperature materials such as polylactic acid (PLA) and acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS).
“Printing polycarbonate is the holy grail for prosumer 3D printers,” said Erick Wolf, president and founder of Airwolf 3D. “Personally, however, I think printing nylon is going to explode because it is incredibly strong and has almost unlimited applications. You can even dye different layers to get multi-colored products.”
The JRx hot end can be ordered as an option or retrofit on Airwolf 3D’s current line of AW3D HD and AW3D XL and 5.5 3D printers.
For more information, visit Airwolf 3D.