Airwolf 3D is releasing the AW3D HDx, a printer formatted for polycarbonate, nylon and other engineering-grade materials, for under $3,500.
Built on the AW3D frame, the HDx is equipped with the JRx hot end. Patent pending, this hot end can sustain temperatures of up to 599°F while printing engineering-grade materials. According to Airwolf, this new printer upgrades the AW3D HD with higher acceleration, faster movement and more accurate positioning. It employs nylon gears and a finer pitch lead screw. The HDx offers a layer-to-layer resolution as fine as 0.06mm. It also comes fully assembled and calibrated.
“Imagine a 3D printer that can print engineering-grade materials placed on every desktop,” said Erick Wolf, founder and CEO of Airwolf 3D. “Imagine the creativity it could unleash as engineers and artists experiment and create objects that until now were virtually impossible to affordably print. That’s our vision: to bring imagination to the desktop.”
For current customers, the JRx hot end can be retrofitted on AW3D HD and AW3D XL printers.
Read more about the JRx hot end on Desktop Engineering.
For more information, visit Airwolf 3D.
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.