New 3D printing product: Industry-changing solution is compatible with most desktop 3D printers and produces better 3D printed parts. This solution reduces “warpage” and enables a smooth release of parts after 3D printing.
COSTA MESA, Calif (PRWEB) March 11, 2015 @ 6:05AM Airwolf 3D today announced Wolfbite Nano, a premium solution specifically engineered to bond polylactic acid (PLA) plastic parts to a glass 3D printer build plate without lifting—also known in the industry as “warpage,”—and to enable smooth release of objects after printing. This new solution works well with heated and non-heated beds on all types and brands of the 3D printers utilizing glass printing surfaces.
“We’ve developed an industry-changing solution that is easy to apply, low odor and compatible with most desktop 3D printers,” said Erick Wolf, co-founder, Airwolf 3D. “Users will see a notable difference in the output of their 3D printed projects when using Wolfbite Nano.”
PLA is the most preferred material for 3D printing because of its low heat shrinkage, biodegradability and widespread availability. However, PLA must be printed on a prepared surface for correct adhesion. A common surface treatment includes applying blue or red “painter’s” tape to a glass plate. After use, the paper tape may become damaged or require replacement. Other issues associated with printing on painter’s tape is difficulty in removing parts after prints and warpage from insufficient adhesion. Airwolf’s new solution addresses all these issues.
WolfBite Nano is applied with an applicator brush straight onto glass, eliminating the need for tape. After applying Wolfbite Nano directly on glass, printing can commence immediately, either with a heated or room-temperature bed.
Airwolf 3D specially formulated the proprietary solution to not only promote excellent adhesion but also to make part removal easy. Parts may be removed post print by immersing the glass plate in water for a short period of time, if necessary.
“As manufacturers of 3D printers that are capable of printing large parts in PLA, we are aware of the frustrations with painter’s tape and adhesion,” said Wolf “After months of research and development, we are pleased to offer a solution that will benefit nearly all desktop 3D printer users. Wolfbite Nano was developed at Airwolf 3D through collaboration with Professor Miodrag “Mickey” Micic, Ph.D., who is a department chairman at Cerritos College in Norwalk, Calif., and a well known polymer chemist.
“This is a new, environmentally friendly solution for resolving the acute problem of PLA- based 3D printing, part adhesion and warpage. The solution is based on a combination of green chemistry and nanotechnology to create the best possible adhesion using compounds which are generally regarded as safe,” said Micic.
Wolfbite Nano is packaged in a two fluid ounce container and comes with a foam brush applicator. It is currently available for presale on the Airwolf website at an introductory price of $19.99. Airwolf 3D will be demonstrating Wolfbite Nano at the Annual CUE Conference 2015, the largest education technology conference in California. Airwolf 3D will be in booth #461 during the 2015 CUE Conference at the Palm Springs Convention Center from March 19th through March 21st.