The open beta version of APEX, the latest state-of-the-art 3D printing software of the Airwolf 3D, a southern California company have been proclaimed. APEX has been developed by the crew at Airwolf entirely for use with their 3D printers for constant improvement upon integrative usability for all of their products.
The extraordinary customer service and product upgrades of Airwolf 3D have been admired by makers as well as big partners in the industry time and again. They have acquired support and loyalty from a wide range of players in the industry by selling thousands of 3D printers from the time when it was initially launched. An example of how they readily meet and exceed demands from their customer base is the earlier “dual head upgrade” on their well-known Axiom 3D printer. As per the statement of Erick Wolf, Airwolf 3D Co-founder and Lead Designer, their latest venture into software was simply the next logical step for the company:
“Having optimized nearly all aspects of the hardware and our technical support, software is the next frontier. Customers need an intuitive and seamless 3D printing experience right out of the box and APEX fills this need for a straightforward 3D-printing solution.”
Appreciating the fact that the their printers presented a learning curve for the beginners of 3D printing, Airwolf 3D’s developers built APEX in order to simplify several complex features. APEX was modeled on top of Cura’s open source engine and offers users the following special new features:
- completely customized and fully optimized for use with Airwolf 3D printers
- ability to print in over 40 different kinds of materials, including industrial-grade polycarbonate and nylon
- eliminates the need to find, download, and import slicing configurations with pre-loaded and ready to use settings
- fully optimized material profiles for all models of Airwolf 3D machines
In addition to this, it has been told by Wolf that the company is planning to just go up from here with more and more optimization improvements:
“Just like our machines, this software will be upgraded continuously as we strive to provide the smoothest, most intuitive 3D-printing process available for Airwolf 3D customers. APEX is the missing link that our customers needed to take 3D-printing to a whole new level.”
For instance, developers are planning to not only optimize the software for Windows-based machines, but will also eventually release a version for Mac OS X in the future. All customers have been invited by Airwolf 3D to participate in the APEX Beta Testing Program since APEX is still in its beta phase. Customers will be provided with a complimentary full-size bottle of Wolfbite Bed Adhesion Solution in the formula of their choice and a spool of ABS filament by giving feedback through the APEX Beta Testing Feedback Form.