Dremel Introduces its Own 3D Printer
Staff posted on September 17, 2014 |
Dremel enters the 3D printing market with its 3D Idea Builder. Could it be a hit with the home hobby...
Today, Dremel introduces the Dremel® 3D Idea Builder, the most user-friendly 3D printing experience on the market. This adds a new dimension to the brand's robust portfolio of versatile tool systems. The Idea Builder is yet another high-quality, easy-to-use tool from Dremel designed to inspire and empower the end-user to build on their own ideas with the support and mentorship of the Dremel Experts. Through a strategic partnership with Autodesk, Inc., Dremel will provide free print-ready 3D models and simple design tools, while continuing to release new design tools on Dremel3D.com to coach users through the building process. Dremel 3D pre-sale starts Sept. 18, 2014, on homedepot.com and amazon.com, with in-store availability at select The Home Depot® stores in early November.

"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."

Key Product Features of the Dremel 3D Idea Builder Include:

Easy-to-Use Functionality

  • Intuitive print software for simple customization of 3D models
  • Pre-installed extruder for fast out-of-the-box use
  • Print-ready model portfolio provided by Dremel and Autodesk to kick start the building process
  • World-class product support and mentorship via the Dremel Experts

Full-Featured Tool

  • Full color touch screen and onboard print software for stand-alone operation when needed
  • Fully enclosed for reduced noise and protected object building
  • Active cooling fan prevents warping of objects while they are built
  • Best-in-class print resolution (100 micron) for fine printing detail
  • Large, removable build platform for larger prints and projects

Family and Environmentally Friendly

  • UL certified to assure quality and safety
  • PLA filament in 10 vibrant colors are plant-based, recyclable and renewable
  • Energy saving mode reduces environmental impact and wasted energy

The Dremel 3D Idea Builder is more than just a 3D printer, it includes an "ecosystem" of features and services designed to nurture both novice and advanced users, opening a new world of project potential. Moreover, as the world's first UL certified 3D printer with best-in-class features and world-class service via the Dremel Experts, Dremel 3D is the perfect choice for home use. To complete this ecosystem, Dremel, through its strategic partnership with Autodesk, Inc., will offer access to free* design tools found on www.Dremel3D.com. Consumers will be able to choose from print-ready models, simple adjustable templates, such as a jewelry customizer, or they can choose to start their design from scratch with easy access to the Autodesk® 123D® family of free* design software applications.

"This is just the beginning for us," said Kavanagh. "The Dremel 3D model portfolio will continue to grow with the help of Autodesk® 123D® apps and the models we will curate from our community. Additionally, we'll be offering an increased number of customizers on our site that will further empower people to develop and personalize projects of their own. Long-term, the partnership with Autodesk will allow us to bring together hardware and software to better address the needs of our community. We're excited to be an early partner with Autodesk in using Spark, the open platform to better connect digital content and the hardware."

The Dremel 3D Idea Builder is available for pre-sale starting Sept. 18, 2014 on homedepot.com and amazon.com and will be available starting in November in select The Home Depot stores throughout the U.S. (MSRP $999). In addition to select The Home Depot locations in Canada, the Dremel 3D Idea Builder will be available at select Canadian Tire stores and online at canadiantire.com. To locate a store near you in the U.S. and Canada, check out the location finder at www.Dremel3D.com.

Source: Dremel

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