Airwolf 3D AXIOMe 3D Printer
Offers High Resolution, Speed and Ease-of-Use
Meet the all Airwolf 3D Axiom-Dual dual extruder desktop 3D printer, the latest addition to the Airwolf 3D line of prosumer grade 3D printers. Airwolf 3D set a new standard of 3D printing performance when they unveiled the AXIOM at the 2015 MD&M East expo in New York, NY. Fans at the event marveled over the AXIOM’s ability to produce fast, ultra high resolution prints. The AXIOM 3D printer offers performance and features that simply outclass competing 3D printers that cost up to three times as much!
Independently Controlled Hotends are capable of printing in 2 colors, or creating parts which require soluble support material.
The new AXIOM Dual Extruder 3D printer features a fully enclosed print chamber providing a thermally stable environment which minimizes the incidence of warpage while sustaining optimal print quality, especially when applied to very large 3D prints.
The print quality of the AXIOM is further improved by the addition of a fully enclosed print theater. The full enclosure protects print objects from fluctuations in temperature that can lead to problems such as warpage and delamination, especially in large print jobs. Thanks to the AXIOM’s womb-like protection, users can expect the best print quality and layer-to-layer adhesion of any 3D printer in its class. The AXIOM’s is also well-suited for use in educational settings because the same enclosure that helps to keep heat inside the print theater also helps to keep curious hands and fingers out of it.
The AXIOM Dual Extruder 3D printer automatically calibrates its print bed ensuring optimal bed leveling and head spacing before beginning every print.
The AXIOM incorporates several new features that also make it one of the most user friendly 3D printers in the world. The AXIOM 3D printer comes standard, for example, with a heated print bed that actively levels the bed throughout the entire print job. Just prior to beginning a print the AXIOM takes precise measurements of all four points of the printbed. Based on these measurements the AXIOM actively adjusts the bed to compensate for deviations which allows the user to simply start printing without the usual process of tightening a nut here, or loosening a bolt there. This feature dramatically reduces the likelihood of failed prints because the AXIOM automatically ensures that the bed leveling and print head spacing adjustments are made prior to beginning the print. When combined with Astroprint–a cloud based slicing and file management system–the AXIOM becomes one of the most user friendly 3D printers available. Customers simply select their printer model, their material, and their desired resolution; the AXIOM does the rest!
End-User Replacement Cassette (ERC)
The AXIOM Dual Extruder 3D printer End-User Replacement Cassette enables users to rapidly replace components or to install device upgrades which minimizes downtime and extends the AXIOM’s service life. Previous single extruder AXIOM owners can easily upgrade their machines to an AXIOM Dual Extruder 3d Printer utilizing this revolutionary system.
Airwolf 3D designed the AXIOM with what they call the, “End User Replacement Cassette (ERC) system” which is intended to streamline the service and upgrade process. Users do not have to have any mechanical competence to upgrade or repair their AXIOM models. Whenever the user wants to install the latest upgrades they need only to remove the ERC and swap it out with a replacement ERC. With rapid advances in 3D printing technology, customers want to ensure that their AXIOM will not quickly become obsolete. The ERC protects user investment by ensuring that the latest advances in 3D printing technology can be incorporated into the ERC quickly, easily, and inexpensively; which helps to extend the service life of the AXIOM platform.
AXIOM draws new filament into its print head automatically.
The silky smooth CoreXY motion control system used in the AXIOM provides unparalleled speed (250mm/s print, 400mm/s traverse), precision, and print quality.
CoreXY is a motion control technique in which two stationary motors manipulate the position of the print head through a mutually opposed tethering system. Many motion control systems use a dedicated motor for X and Y axes movements. The concept is similar to how the knobs on an Etch-a-Sketch work to control either the up/down, or the left/right motion of the toy. The CoreXY motion control system employed by the AXIOM; however, uses the inputs from both motors simultaneously to position the print head. Since the belt tension is kept uniform along both axes the print head can be repositioned more quickly, more smoothly, and more accurately; all with minimal backlash. When applied to the AXIOM the CoreXY motion control system results in print head movement that is both, fluid and responsive. The AXIOM 3D printer is also very fast, boasting print speeds of 250mm/s and traverse speeds of 400mm/s!
Dual JrX Hotend
The AXIOM Dual Extruder 3D Printer's improved Dual JrX Hotend reaches independently controlled temperatures of 315°C (599°F) and is designed to resist troublesome clogs.
The jam resistant print head allows the AXIOM to extrude nearly any type of thermoplastic material available including polycarbonate and nylon with layer heights of low as 40 microns! At the time of this writing Airwolf 3D has tested over 35 different materials for use with the high temperature JrX print head which offers AXIOM users a much wider selection of materials than most competitors currently offer. A dual head AXIOM model is planned for release in early 2016. When combined with the CoreXY motion control and fully enclosed print theater the JrX hotend used in the AXIOM is capable of producing larger, cleaner, and more detailed models than competing models that cost nearly 3 times as much as the AXIOM.
The AXIOM Dual Extruder 3D Printer's 912 in³ build volume allows for very large 3D prints making it the ideal desktop solution for rapid prototyping and manufacturing functional products.
The AXIOM Dual Extruder 3D printer is capable of printing in most thermoplastic materials including high-temperature polycarbonate and nylon filaments.