The AXIOM 2, from Airwolf 3D, is a dual extruder 3D printer that features dual hot ends, auto leveling, and an “easy feed” filament load system. The two high-temperature nozzles are independently controllable, enabling you to combine thermoplastic materials to create more than 30 material variations, enabling users to create material combinations not previously possible such as polycarbonate and ABS hybrid parts. These materials can be used to create high-resolution prototypes, molds and products. Existing AXIOM customers will be able to upgrade their machines to full AXIOM 2 specifications.
A state-of-the-art CoreXY motion control system delivers high-speed movement and precise control of the print head. Part build size can be as large as 12 in. x 8 in. x 9.5 in. The fully enclosed printer comes standard with a heated bed that creates a consistent heat environment, and supports a range of thermoplastics – from low-temperature materials such as TPU and PLA, to high temperature materials such as nylon and polycarbonate.
Prior to every 3D print, the four-point print bed leveling system automatically calibrates the print bed ensuring 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.
The End-User Replaceable Cassette (ERC) integrates the extruder and CoreXY assembly into a single ‘cassette’ that is field replaceable by the end-user. With the ERC, users can easily upgrade to the latest technology protecting their initial purchase investment.
The AXIOM 2’s dual JRx (jam resistant) hot ends can operate continuously at sustained temperatures of 315 degrees Celsius (599 degrees Fahrenheit) to print engineering-grade materials such as polycarbonate, and numerous forms of nylon including Bridge Nylon and 910 Alloy.
Airwolf 3D is currently taking pre-orders for the AXIOM 2 with initial shipments beginning in early-March. The suggested retail price is $4995. Current AXIOM customers can also send their printers to Airwolf 3D’s headquarters to upgrade their existing machines for $1,495, inclusive of shipping and labor (in the continental U.S.).