Airwolf 3D is a CA based 3D printer manufacturer has recently released its AXIOM 20 3D industrial printer. This ultra tall and rugged printer is the latest member of the Axiom line of printers released by Airwolf 3D.
The printer’s notable feature is the increased chamber size of 12.5” x 12.5” x 20”, the AXIOM 20’s Z-axis is double the height of Airwolf 3D’s other 3D printers. The AXIOM 20 3D printer also has a special ball screw construction which translates the rotational motion into linear motion, resulting in clean and smooth prints. Erick Wolf, the Co-Founder and lead designer at Airwolf 3D, said that it was a difficult task to accomplish due to the printer’s increased height. The ball screw mechanism and aluminum chasis allowed them to overcome the challenge. Another hurdle faced by the team was getting the Z-axis to work correctly over 20 inches with 20-30 lb. of weight over it. The bed bracket system was redesigned and converted from plastic and polycarbonate parts to all aluminum and steel parts.
Along with these added features, the Axiom also has the existing features like the auto-leveling, direct drive dual extrusion, build chamber, and independently controlled hot ends. Airwolf 3D printing systems have been noted for their compatibility with an over 40 types of materials, like flexible nylons, high-temperature, industrial-grade polycarbonate and polypropylene, and materials like TPE and TPU. The taller print chamber enables the machine to print for as long as 30 to 40 hours at a stretch. The advanced features of the printer have made it the perfect candidate for industrial uses like the automotive industry.
Priced at $9995, the printer is not very cheap in terms of the desktop range, but for use as an industrial grade printer, with an increase in its size, the printer is highly recommended.