Proving once more than in the 3D printing industry, two heads are better than once, desktop 3D printer manufacturer, Airwolf 3D, has unveiled the AXIOM 2, a new dual extruder printer designed to enable unique material combinations for advanced 3D printing applications.
Based on the AXIOM 3D printer, this second-generation multi-material desktop machine can independently control the temperature of two separate hot-ends to create material combinations not previously possible such as polycarbonate and ABS hybrid parts as large as 12” x 8” x 9.5”.
Along with dual hot-ends, the machine features auto levelling, an “easy feed” filament load system, enclosed print environment for heat containment and an end-user replaceable cassette system (ERC) for serviceability and upgradeability. In addition, existing AXIOM customers will be able to upgrade their machines to full AXIOM 2 specifications.
A state-of-the-art CoreXY motion control system provides high-speed movement and precise control of the print head. The printer supports a wide range of thermoplastics – from low-temperature materials such as TPU and PLA, to high temperature materials such as nylon and polycarbonate. The AXIOM 2’s dual JRx (jam resistant) hot ends can operate continuously at sustained temperatures of 315 degrees Celsius to print engineering-grade materials such as polycarbonate, and numerous forms of nylon including Bridge Nylon and 910 Alloy.
“The AXIOM 2 sets the new standard in multi-material desktop 3D printing," Erick Wolf, founder and chairman, Airwolf 3D, commented. "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."
Airwolf 3D is currently taking pre-orders for the AXIOM 2 with initial shipments beginning in early-March. The AXIOM 2 has a suggested retail price of $4995. Current AXIOM customers can also send their printers to Airwolf 3D's headquarters to upgrade their existing machines for $1,495 in the U.S.
The AXIOM 2 will debut at the Pacific Design & Manufacturing 2016 Show on February 9 – 11, 2016 at the Anaheim California Convention Centre, in the Airwolf 3D booth 3386.