Airwolf 3D prints an entire outfit at CES to show off its latest printers
Airwolf 3D touts its latest dual-extruder 3D printer, the AW3D HD-R, with an entirely 3D-printed custom-fit outfit at CES 2015.
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Watch this: The Airwolf 3D AW3D HD-R 3D printer can print lots of materials
LAS VEGAS -- Now that you can 3D-print your own food , the next step is naturally to print your own outfit. That's exactly the possibility what Airwolf 3D had in mind coming to CES 2015.
The 3D-printer vendor showed off a full-size outfit at the show, including a dress and accessories. The dress was designed to custom-fit a model portraying the character "Sandy the Materials Girl," who also has a purse, glasses, earrings, armbands, mobile phone, heels and, of course, a martini glass. All are 3D-printed from 25 different materials.
The dress itself was printed from some 4.5 pounds of ABS, Wolfbend TPU and TPE filament that cost a total of around $80 in materials and took some 180 hours to finish. It was printed a hand-size piece at a time before being stitched together to form the dress. At a glance, it looks just like a fancy designer outfit.
Needless to say, Airwolf 3D also showed its 3D printers at the show, including its latest dual-extruder AW3D HD-R.
Airwolf 3D AW3D HD-R 3D-printer specs
320 degrees Celsius
25+, including nylon and polycarbonate
Minimum layer height
.50 orifice (.35 orifice available)
8" Android tablet with cloud
Heated print bed
This new printer offers high resolution, dual head printing, Wi-Fi connectivity, cloud-based slicing, and file storage/management. The printer itself has a rugged aluminum frames and cover with transparent covers. The machine is integrated with a web-based software so there's no desktop software for it. On top of that, thanks to the support for Wi-Fi, users can also print directly to it from a smartphone or any tablets.
The AWD HD-R is currently available on pre-order for a suggested price of $4,595. Neither Sandy nor her outfit is included.