Dremel 3D Idea Builder
You cut, Dremel Cuts. You drill, Dremel Drills. You sand, Dremel sands … Did I mention they also 3D print?
The Idea Builder is a PLA single extruder, accessible machine with a relatively low price tag of $999 aimed at the mass market.
The printer can be used straight from the box and features a build volume of 230mm x 150mm x 140mm and 100 micron resolution.
Set in a compact and enclosed workspace with a built in touchscreen display , Dremel assures the Idea Builder will keep out dust, minimise noise and stabilise the temperature when printing.
Dremel says the Idea Builder is "more than just a 3D printer" and features an ecosystem designed to provide users with a smart and nurturing 3D printing service. In a partnership with industry leaders in 3D design Autodesk, Dremel will offer customers free 3D models through a new website providing customers with the tools to start making as soon as they set up. Customers can also design models from scratch using the Autodesk 123D suite which features free 3D-modelling applications.
Idea Builder touchscreen.
A line of 10 Dremel PLA filament has been specifically engineered for the machine to provide optimal printing with a high quality finish.
"Dremel 3D will enable people to take 3D printing to new levels, from imaginative projects for the home, to inventive projects that may impact the world," said John Kavanagh, president of Dremel. "Makers have been using Dremel tools to make three-dimensional creations with cutting tools for generations. Today, makers are using Dremel tools to fine-tune and fix their 3D printed creations and have been asking us to introduce a 3D printer. We're proud to offer them the Idea Builder and we can't wait to watch them build what's next."
Dremel’s machine is apparently the world’s first UL certified 3D printer which when combined with the brand’s reputation of 82 years providing easy-to-use tools, could signal an influx of customers jumping into 3D printing.