3D Printer Integrates Auto-Leveling System for Print Bed

Feb. 5, 2016
Ease of use is the hallmark of Airwolf 3D’s AXIOM 3D Printer, with the integration of a print-bed auto-leveling system....

Ease of use is the hallmark of Airwolf 3D’s AXIOM 3D Printer, 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 in. x 8 in. x 10 in., 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.

Sponsored Recommendations

Pumps Push the Boundaries of Low Temperature Technology

June 14, 2024
As an integral part of cryotechnology, KNF pumps facilitate scientific advances in cryostats, allowing them to push temperature boundaries and approach absolute zero.

The entire spectrum of drive technology

June 5, 2024
Read exciting stories about all aspects of maxon drive technology in our magazine.


May 15, 2024
Production equipment is expensive and needs to be protected against input abnormalities such as voltage, current, frequency, and phase to stay online and in operation for the ...

Solenoid Valve Mechanics: Understanding Force Balance Equations

May 13, 2024
When evaluating a solenoid valve for a particular application, it is important to ensure that the valve can both remain in state and transition between its de-energized and fully...

Voice your opinion!

To join the conversation, and become an exclusive member of Machine Design, create an account today!