When you compare the 3D printers on the market, you’ll find quite a few come with dual print heads. However, very few of them offer dual print heads that are independently controlled.
That’s exactly what you’ll find with the new Axiom 3D printer from Airwolf 3D. There’s a lot more you’ll enjoy with this printer, as well.
The New Axiom 3D Printer
Airwolf 3D managed to make headlines with their first Axiom printer, and they’ve done it again with the new Axiom 2. The printer offers a number of significant advantages, but the one that’s getting the most attention of course is the dual print head setup.
For anyone who has spent any time with the previous Axiom model, the new generation will look remarkably similar. It uses the same design setup, and the exterior is just as clean and sleek.
It offers auto leveling technology for smoother, trouble-free printing, and an enclosed print area to better retain heat, as well.
In terms of size, you’ll find the build area measures 12 inches by 8 inches by 9.5 inches, which is pretty respectable. It has also been redesigned for even better ease of use.
Speaking of the more advanced auto leveling system, the company says, “Prior to every 3D print, the four-point print bed leveling system automatically calibrates the print bed to ensure proper initial layer height and orientation, and then actively maintains that leveling throughout the entire print process. Once calibrated, the Axiom 2 is a set-and-forget operation.”
Of course, the big news is the aforementioned dual print head. The system relies on JRx hot ends that can operate at 315 degrees C continuously.
This allows users to print with materials like nylon or even polycarbonate that require higher sustained heat levels.
“The Axiom 2 sets the new standard in multi-material desktop 3D printing. We can independently control the temperature of two separate, high temperature print heads to create material combinations not previously possible, such as polycarbonate and ABS hybrid parts having high rigidity in some areas and ductility in others,” explained Erick Wolf, the company’s CEO.
Surprisingly, Airwolf 3D is making an upgrade for existing Axiom printers to bring the previous model in line with the capabilities offered with the second generation. With that being said, you’ll need to ship your printer to the company, and the upgrade will cost about $1500.
The new Airwolf 3D Axiom 2 3D printer won’t be available until near the end of February 2016, but it can be preordered now. The price is $5000.