Meet The 3D Idea Builder, Dremel’s New 3D Printer

Meet The 3D Idea Builder, Dremel’s New 3D Printer
Chris   September 17, 2014  
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Dremel 3D Idea Builder Printer

In what I consider to be surprising news, today Dremel announced that it will be coming out with their own 3D Printer—the Dremel 3D Idea Builder, something they are claiming will be “the most user-friendly 3D printing experience on the market”.  Along with the printer they are launching a growing library of 3D models of items you might find fun or useful around the house. 

Dremel is a brand that makers know and love, and since 3D printing is a new tool that hobbyists are getting into, it shouldn't be surprising that Dremel wanted to get in on the action. But the reason it is surprising is because they are one of the first big name brands to put their name behind the young technology.

The Dremel 3D Idea Builder has an MSRP of $999, which is higher than your average DIY 3D printer kit, but it comes with one big thing that the kits don't have, customer service and expert support. Dremel says their printer is user-friendly, but having an expert ready to answer questions is going to be invaluable to beginners.

Dremel partnered with Autodesk to ensure that users are able to easily make their own 3D models with intuitive software that is simple to use. The printer features a full color touch screen and onboard print software that provides stand-alone operation. A cooling fan prevents model warping, while the printer delivers 100 micron print resolution.

The Idea Builder is completely enclosed, which cuts down on noise, but it also keeps little fingers away from moving parts. It is UL certified, so it should be safe to use in your house, and it uses colorful PLA filament, which is plant based and non-toxic. 

The Dremel 3D Idea Builder will be available for pre-order starting Sept. 18, 2014 on BUY - and BUY - and will be available starting in November in select Home Depot stores throughout the U.S. and Canada

More Info: Dremel 3D


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