COSTA MESA, CA, Feb 4, 2016 – Airwolf 3D today announces the AXIOM 3D printer has been selected as a finalist for the Golden Mousetrap Award in the category of materials & assembly, 3D-printing & rapid prototyping, materials, tools & services.
“We are humbled by this award and for the AXIOM to be honored by our professional peers,” said Erick Wolf, founder and chairman, Airwolf 3D. “We took a clean sheet of paper and set out to solve the issues that users have in operating desktop 3D printers. The conceptualization, design and testing took us almost two years to get perfect and we could not be more pleased with the results,” continues Mr. Wolf. “AXIOM offers higher resolution, more material capabilities and better ease-of-use than printers costing more than three times the price. We are grateful the committee recognizes all the hard work, energy and innovation that went into making the AXIOM a success.”
Ease-of-use has been paramount in the design of the AXIOM with the integration of a print bed auto-leveling system. Prior to every 3D print, the four-point print bed leveling system automatically calibrates the print bed ensuring the proper initial layer height and orientation, and then actively maintains that leveling throughout the entire print process. When combined with AstroPrint – a cloud-based slicing and printer management system – users can simply select the AXIOM, the desired print material and the print resolution all in a matter of seconds.
Axiom uses a state-of-the-art CoreXY motion control system for high-speed movement and precise control of the print head. Utilizing a fully enclosed housing made of extruded aluminum and injection molded polycarbonate components, AXIOM can print pieces as large as 12.5”x8”x10” which is three to four times larger than competing products. The fully enclosed printer comes with a standard heated bed that creates a consistent heat environment for printing large, high-resolution parts at layer heights as low as 40 microns. The printer supports a wide range of thermoplastics – from low-temperature materials like TPU and PLA, to high-temperature materials like nylon and polycarbonate.
The Golden Mousetrap Awards are sponsored by UBM Canon and celebrate the success of the American people, companies, and technologies that are driving progress in product design and manufacturing. Specifically, the Golden Mousetrap Awards celebrate the return and renaissance of manufacturing in North America by honoring those companies and people who are making it possible. Winners will be revealed in a live ceremony on February 9, 2016, in conjunction with Pacific Design & Manufacturing, ATX West, Electronics West, WestPack, PLASTEC West, MD&M West, and Quality Expo in Anaheim.
About Airwolf 3D
Airwolf 3D is committed to designing, manufacturing and selling 3D printers and 3D printing peripherals that are fast, affordable, durable and easy to use. Airwolf 3D has authorized dealers in more than 20 countries around the world. Airwolf 3D printers are delivered fully assembled and ready to print. All Airwolf 3D printers are made in America and manufactured in the company’s 12,000 sq. ft. facility in Costa Mesa, California. Airwolf 3D printers can be found in Fortune 500 companies, engineering firms, government agencies and schools worldwide.
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