Airwolf 3D Unveils New Premium Adhesive Solution for 3D Printing

COSTA MESA, Calif. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — October 23, 2014 — Airwolf 3D today announced Wolfbite, a new premium solution specially engineered to bond Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS) plastic parts to a heated 3D printer build plate without lifting—also known in the industry as “warpage,”—and to enable smooth release of objects after printing.

ABS is a preferred material for 3D printing because of its durable nature and options for post processing. However, ABS must be printed on a prepared surface for correct adhesion. A common surface treatment includes applying polyethylene terephthalate (PET) film or Kapton tape to a glass plate and treating the surface with a slurry of dissolved ABS and acetone. After several uses, the film may become damaged, which results in the parts becoming difficult to remove, or lifting off the film.

Wolfbite is applied with an applicator brush straight onto the glass, eliminating the need for PET film or Kapton tape. One light coat of Wolfbite can be used for several prints. After applying Wolfbite, the glass is heated and ABS parts stick firmly to the glass without warpage. Airwolf 3D specially formulated the proprietary solution to not only promote excellent adhesion but also to make part removal easy. Once the 3D printed parts have cooled, they will dismount from the printing surface with minimal effort, leaving a clean and smooth bottom surface.

“As manufacturers of 3D printers that are capable of printing large parts in ABS we are aware of the frustrations that warpage and sticking present,” said Erick Wolf, founder and chairman, Airwolf 3D. “After months of research and development, we’re pleased to be able to offer an industry-changing solution that will benefit all 3D printer users.”

“Wolfbite is for anyone who is 3D printing in ABS,” said Mark Mathews, president, Airwolf 3D. “It’s easy to apply, low odor and long-lasting. Users will see a notable difference in the output of their 3D printed projects when using Wolfbite.”

Wolfbite 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 at the Inside 3D Printing Conference and Expo in Santa Clara California now through Oct. 23.

About Airwolf 3D

Airwolf 3D is committed to manufacturing high-performance consumables, accessories and 3D printers that are fast, affordable, durable and easy to use. All 3D printers are made in America, manufactured in the company’s 12,000 sq. ft. facility in Costa Mesa, Calif. Currently, Airwolf 3D printers can be found in engineering firms, government agencies and schools worldwide. For more information visit www.airwolf3d.com, telephone (949) 478-2933, email info@airwolf3d.com, or visit the company’s showroom at 130 McCormick, Suite 106, Costa Mesa, CA 92636 for a free demonstration.



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Airwolf 3D
Mark Mathews, 949-478-2933
President




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