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3D Printer Integrates Auto-Leveling System for Print Bed

3D Printer Integrates Auto-Leveling System for Print Bed

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.


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