TAMPA, Fla. – SynDaver, the bio-tech company and 3D printer developer, delivered the first SynDaver Axi 2 3D printer through the SynDaver trade-up program on Wednesday.
Custom Aero Wheels, the popular manufacturer of custom wheel and hubcap covers for Tesla Model 3 vehicles, received their SynDaver Axi2 on Wednesday and became the first company to utilize the trade-up program.
“I am beyond thrilled with SynDaver,” said Jared Beck, an operating partner with Custom Aero Wheels. “Additive manufacturing is a big supplement of our manufacturing process, and after having a rather negative experience with other 3D printing companies, we found SynDaver, and could not be happier.”
According to Beck, his company has been using 3D printers for about six years now and utilizes about seven figures worth of 3D printing equipment to manufacture parts for their Custom Aero Wheels and other major contracts. So, when he heard about the trade-up program, he was cautiously optimistic.
“I have worked with just about every 3D printer company on the planet, and no one else has a trade-up program to my knowledge. So, I contacted SynDaver, sent one our original Axis in and we just received the SynDaver Axi 2,” said Beck. “This printer is incredible. Now, obviously with 3D printing, you run into your issues, but overall, I’d give SynDaver a 9 out of 10 rating. We’re now moving to trading up our entire network.”
As a part of the trade-up program, anyone who has purchased a SynDaver 3D printer can trade their former printer in to receive a credit toward the purchase of other SynDaver printers.
“This is really just the beginning,” said Dr. Christopher Sakezles, CEO of SynDaver. “In the next couple of months, we are going to roll out an entry-level 3D printer, built entirely in the USA without any Chinese parts, for under $500. It’s going to be a game changer and there’s much more on the horizon.”
The SynDaver Axi 2 is also made-in-the-USA, and is the first of several 3D printers SynDaver plans to release in 2021.
Building upon the success of their first 3D printer, the new and ruggedized Axi2 adds a number of new features, including WiFi, adjustable stage lighting and a rail-stabilized motion system to deliver high-quality, dimensionally accurate and aesthetically pleasing prints.
The incredibly quiet printer also employs a color touch screen, large build volume, high performance toolhead, direct drive extruder and a heated BL Touch automatic 25-point mesh bed leveling system to enable edge-to-edge printing. The magnetic, powder-coated PEI build plate is flexible enough to allow prints to be easily removed and a run-out sensor detects when there is no more filament. The system pauses the print so the filament can be replaced before resuming the print.
The Axi2 has a list price of $1,995 and is available at SynDaver.com or at one of their many partner retailers, which include 3D Printlife, IT-Works 3D, Makerwiz, Midwest Technology, Printed Solid and Mouser. In addition to SynDaver’s industry-best three-year warranty, U.S.-based customer support is also available for free.
The Axi 2 follows the popular SynDaver Axi 3D printer, which was launched in June of 2020 by leveraging the talent from a well-known Colorado 3D printing company that closed down at the end of 2019. SynDaver plans on launching additional brand new 3D printers in Q2, Q3 and Q4 of 2021.
SynDaver’s synthetic humans, animal models and task trainers simulate the anatomy of live patients in great detail, including individual muscles, tendons, veins, arteries, nerves and organ systems. The company’s patented synthetic tissues are made of water, fibers and salts, and each has been validated against the relevant living tissue for mechanical and physical properties.
For more information about SynDaver or the company’s products, visit https://syndaver.com/.
Headquartered in Tampa, SynDaver has more than 100 employees across the U.S. and is the world’s leading manufacturer of hyper-realistic, synthetic human and animal models for medical education, training and surgical simulation. SynDaver’s synthetic bodies mimic live tissue properties and are used by high schools, colleges and universities, hospitals, medical device companies and the military for training, testing and validation. Made from a proprietary formula of water, salts and fibers, the company holds 16 patents on their materials, processes and the related products. SynDaver products have been lauded by industry experts and earned a cult following after appearances on ABC’s Shark Tank, MythBusters, Grey’s Anatomy and the series finale of CSI.