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Dremel Idea Builder 3D Printer
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Dremel

Idea Builder 3D Printer

  • Largest building volume is 9 in. x 5.9 in. x 5.5 in.(L x W x H)
  • Fully enclosed workspace
  • On-board software and full color touchscreen
$89900 /each
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Dremel Hero
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Backed by a 1-year guarantee and world-class support from Dremel experts

Feature 2

100 micron build resolution for high-quality building, with active cooling fan to prevent warping of objects

Feature 3

Full color touch screen and easy-to-use computer software lets you go from file to building effortlessly

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tray size (in.)

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9 x 5.9 x 5.5

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filament dia.

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1.75 mm.

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connectivity

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sd card, usb

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os

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windows, mac os, linux

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  • Largest building volume is 9 in. x 5.9 in. x 5.5 in.(L x W x H)
  • Fully enclosed workspace
  • On-board software and full color touchscreen
Welcome to the world of Dremel 3D and a new era of creativity. Our mission is to mentor you through the 3D building process and share best practices for bringing your ideas to life. 3D building is a process that will involve experimentation and persistence. Thankfully, the Dremel experts are here to make your job easier with online tips and live support. Kick-start your success by registering your Dremel 3D20 on Dremel 3D.com giving you access to hundreds of high-quality models and innovative projects. With Dremel, you can build on your own ideas, build them better and make them yours.
  • Full color touch screen lets you go from file to building effortlessly
  • Fully enclosed for reduced noise and protected building
  • Active cooling fan prevents warping of objects while they are built
  • Easy to use computer software for simple customization of 3D models
  • Removable build platform for precise object removal
  • Pre-installed extruder for fast out-of-the-box use
  • UL certified to assure quality and safety
  • 1-year warranty for non-commercial use; 60 day warranty for commercial use
  • 100 Micron build resolution for high quality building
  • Onboard software enables stand-alone operation
  • Gripped feet for reduced vibration and added stability
  • Click here for more information on Electronic Recycling Programs
  • Click here for more information on Electronic Recycling Programs

Product Overview

  • Largest building volume is 9 in. x 5.9 in. x 5.5 in.(L x W x H)
  • Fully enclosed workspace
  • On-board software and full color touchscreen
Model #: 3D20-01
Internet #: 205448581

Welcome to the world of Dremel 3D and a new era of creativity. Our mission is to mentor you through the 3D building process and share best practices for bringing your ideas to life. 3D building is a process that will involve experimentation and persistence. Thankfully, the Dremel experts are here to make your job easier with online tips and live support. Kick-start your success by registering your Dremel 3D20 on Dremel 3D.com giving you access to hundreds of high-quality models and innovative projects. With Dremel, you can build on your own ideas, build them better and make them yours.

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  • Full color touch screen lets you go from file to building effortlessly
  • Fully enclosed for reduced noise and protected building
  • Active cooling fan prevents warping of objects while they are built
  • Easy to use computer software for simple customization of 3D models
  • Removable build platform for precise object removal
  • Pre-installed extruder for fast out-of-the-box use
  • UL certified to assure quality and safety
  • 1-year warranty for non-commercial use; 60 day warranty for commercial use
  • 100 Micron build resolution for high quality building
  • Onboard software enables stand-alone operation
  • Gripped feet for reduced vibration and added stability
  • Click here for more information on Electronic Recycling Programs
  • Click here for more information on Electronic Recycling Programs

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Specifications

Dimensions

Filament Diameter (mm)
1.75
Product Depth (in.)
13.2
Product Height (in.)
15.7
Product Width (in.)
19.1

Details

Build Tray Size (L x W x H)
9 x 5.9 x 5.5
Connectivity
SD Card,USB
Material
Poly Lactic Acid (PLA)
Operating System
Linux,Mac OS,Windows
Product Weight (lb.)
19.5lb
Returnable
90-Day
Tools Product Type
Power Tool

Specifications

Dimensions

Filament Diameter (mm)
1.75
Product Depth (in.)
13.2
Product Height (in.)
15.7
Product Width (in.)
19.1

Details

Build Tray Size (L x W x H)
9 x 5.9 x 5.5
Connectivity
SD Card,USB
Material
Poly Lactic Acid (PLA)
Operating System
Linux,Mac OS,Windows
Product Weight (lb.)
19.5lb
Returnable
90-Day
Tools Product Type
Power Tool

Questions & Answers

Does it have a build in scanner to scan in the pieces i want to make?

If not how do I make it build the pieces I want to make? Will I have to buy more 3D accessories to make it work? Also can I just scan in pictures and make those pieces from the pictures? If so how do I scan them in?
Asked by: strutter
NASA uses the NextEngine 3D scanner. Goto www.nextengine.com the device cost 3k. The software with the device is 12k. It's the best 3D scanner on the market. For 3d printers look at Stratyus they have the best. This CNC machine is a hobbiest machine. Makerbots 3d printer is just as horrible. Go with Stratyus for 3D printing and NextEngine for 3D scanning.
Answered by: RASIII
Date published: 2017-01-21

can abs filament be used.

Is it possible to use abs instead of pla?
Asked by: e2computers
Yes. It can, and it does. The major requirement would be for you to make sure you build enough "rafts" around smaller items to keep them adhered to the non heated bed. The room that I use my printer in (this exact model) is actually cooler than the rest of the rooms in the house, and I have yet to have any issues using ABS in this printer. Two things - I have a different spool system than what came with this tool. I expanded on a design that was built for a FlashForge Dreamer (which is what this unit 'basically' is - even the boards inside it are branded with "FlashForge") and I can use any brand of filament, on any size spool, with my printer. I have also upgraded my nozzle from the standard brass, to a high strength steel nozzle, that will last longer when running filament types like wood fill, carbon fiber, etc.
Answered by: Jerms
Date published: 2017-02-16

COSTAND PRICE OF OBJECT BE MADE

WHAT IS THE SPEED AT WHICH THE PART IS MADE (INCHS PER MINUTE) AND THE COST OF THE OBJECT BE MADE SAY 2" BY 2" BY 2" CUBE AS AN EXAMPLE
Asked by: HNSJIM
It can be adjusted from 10mm/s to 200mm/s but will affect build quality. I have only taken it down about 10-20 mm/s but it gives you options of High, Standard, and Low with speeds of 60, 100, and 120, respectively. The Dremel spools have about 1.1 kg of PLA, and cost about $30, so by weighing a piece, you could figure it out. I would say a prop gun was about 5 dollars worth of PLA. It is hard to say, as you can select how dense/hollow you can make the object, so to make that cube could almost be nothing, or a lot if you made it solid.
Answered by: Propmaker
Date published: 2017-04-09

What is the maximum dimensions of a SOLID object that can be created with this machine.

What is the max dimensions of solid object that can be created.? For instance, a mold of a human foot. Does the machine hold enough filament to create large solid objects? and if not, can it be refilled during the construction of that object? It looks like once you load everything up, you cannot "open" the printer until the object is constructed. I'm wondering if I could make life sized molds of body parts.
Asked by: Meka
The maximum dimensions it can build are 9" x 5.9" x 5.5" / 230mm x 150mm x 140mm
Answered by: psj33
Date published: 2016-09-01
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Customer Reviews

Idea Builder 3D Printer is rated 4.1 out of 5 by 38.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Only takes 1 kind of filament and computer isn't very... Only takes 1 kind of filament and computer isn't very reliable. For the price I expected more.
Date published: 2017-09-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Product, I purchased one immediately and love it I've divided my review into two parts, the personal and the informational First, I bought the Dremel, as soon as it was available. I could not wait. I wanted a family friendly printer that was technical and more "just get to it". In about 2 weeks, I made dozens of model airplanes, animals, and other items, as well as useful items; funnels, cookie cutters, handles and knobs that have been long missing, and more. You can argue that $1,000 is a lot to spend for a funnel or cookie cutter, but that's missing the point, I'm making these things myself! Some of them, I am even designing (using Google Sketch-up). My printer is printing things non-stop, I've gone through a roll and half of filament and proud of it. I have a lot to show for it, and zero mess ups. I selected the Dremel from 3 possible choices, all three are positioned to be home and family models: The Dreamer by Flashforge for around $1300, the Solidoodle Press (to be released Dec 6 2014) for around $600 and the Dremel for around $1000 So why the Dremel? 1. Company ID and User Reviews: I had a concern about Flashforge user reviews, some important 5 star reviewers had no other reviews except that product. Although the Solidoodle Press is 5th generation for this American based company, there are several negative reviews about customer support. Dremel is a well known American brand, that carried some clout with me. 2. Cost of Proprietary plastic spools. Although it is possible to jury-rig any set up if you are technical enough, I am not, and am supposing the average buyer of the these machines is not the open-source 3D guru of yesteryear. Dremel's cost per pound is the lowest for proprietary spools. 3. Location of Customer support: Dremel and Solidoodle customer support is US based. Flashforge is China based. 4. Print speeds: Dremel hard set their print speed at Good 120, better 100, and best 80. Flashforge and Solidoodle range speeds from 60-150 or 40-120 but warned that higher speeds reduced print quality. I did try to pin down exact answers but in the end I felt that I was left with a "it will be up to you to guess". I did not like that. The Dremel has delivered: 1. Customer support: Chat and phone calls. Immediate, thorough, and very intelligent 2. Print quality and speed: Dremel has three settings: I printed a squirrel model (I hope attached photo of 2.5" by 3" model came out) Good, or low quality setting, which was actually pretty ok, took 60 minutes to print Better, or standard quality, which was nice, took 90 minutes to print Best, or high quality, which was outstanding, but was it really necessary? took 120 minutes PLA plastic is paintable with acrylic paints, so your finished product can be easily painted. Plus PLA plastic can be easily worked with plastic model glue, so pieces can be glued together to form a larger whole. Dremel has a removable build plate, that snaps in and out. If you remove the build plate to extract your object (which is by far the easiest method), I have seldom had to re-level, either after pressing too hard removing the plate, or after every 10-20 builds. The forces required to extract your object from the build plate with the plate still in the machine will change the level and force you to re-level EVERY TIME. I cannot imagine that is good for the life or wear and tear on your machine and strongly advise against it Cost of proprietary PLA: Dremel PLA works out to be about $0.113 per meter. . Oh, to put it into perspective, the squirrel used .055 Meter of Dremel PLA, Costing $0.62 per squirrel model. I have only printed one Dremel object, everything I have printed has come from Thingiverse or other designers. Some Thingiverse.com or other party designers (also check out http://www.makershop.co/shop/fantasygraph) may have "holes" in their structures. Dremel has partnered with Meshmixer software to make fixing any downloading object a breeze. If you try printing an object and the Dremel printer says that's there's an error in printing, its because the object has an issue. A comment about objects that require printing with "Supports" Not every object requires supports. None of the objects that I regularity print do, Supports are additional thin plastic vertical layers that are added to hold overhanging ledges. A standing four legged animal will require supports because its belly is an overhanging surface, a sitting animal will usually not require supports. What happens if you don't print with supports? You will get a lot of runaway thread spilled out, making you think that your print has failed. It has not failed, your machine and your program or fine, it just means that you have overhanging edges and you should stop and restart with supports. What is bad about supports? Supports can be dangerous to remove! They can create sharp edges, needles, and splinters. I would be fine allowing a 10+ year old create with the Dremel for everything EXCEPT removing supports. I would recommend that he selects objects that do not require supports, but if want to pick those type, You should have tools: Needle-nose pliers, tweezers, craft style wire cutters (for finishing work) and patience. I must add that Dremel's support attachment is much better that what we had with our old machine, nevertheless, I still advise caution There is am unannounced bug in Windows 8, in that MICROSOFT and INTEL do not have a Windows 8 update for any machine running Intel on-board graphics. (You can online to Intel and look for updates for graphics for Windows 8 and all you will find is Windows 7). The Dremel software relies on consistent graphics. I did several experiments on my own and friends computers and this what we found: a) Desktops and Laptops with Windows 7 or 8.x and Video Cards other than on-board: 100% compatible, no issues b) Desktops with Windows 7 or 8.x, and on-board graphics other than INTEL: 100% compatible, no issues c) Desktops with Windows 7 and on-board graphics by INTEL: INTEL has drivers windows 7, 100% compatible, no issues D) Desktops with Windows 8.x and on-board graphics by INTEL: INTEL does not have drivers for Windows 8.x, You will have some compatibility issues that Dremel can help you through, but your best bet is add a video card to your machine. I purchased a Radeon 5450 $video card for 32.28 from Amazon, and now I have perfect connectivity.
Date published: 2014-11-21
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good device but value is questionable I have one at work that is 3 times the cost and the difference is clear but this product is great for starters who want to test the technology and test your ideas. I bought this for my son to expand his creativity. The cost to maintain this device is way too expensive and it should be lowered - It's like ink cartridges for inkjet printers. The cost of the device is "fair" and the accessories is way too expensive. A lot of companies are producing these devices and the cost is expected to drop drastically in the upcoming months. Dremel is a trusted brand and if you really need this item, I would recommend it.
Date published: 2014-12-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing out-of-the-box experience! Although it arrived with a hole in the box the printer was undamaged and very well packed. After un-boxing and unpacking I used the pre-loaded files to print a chess piece without even hooking it up to a PC and it turned out amazing! Perfect for home users. Only problem is figuring out what to print next!
Date published: 2016-05-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best easy to use printer! I received this printer as a christmas gift. The printer was very easy to use and software was easy to understand. The printer also has really nice print quality and resolution!
Date published: 2017-03-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Little Machine At our business, we've kicked around the idea of purchasing a 3D printer for a while now. The products that we manufacture require very tight tolerances and extremely high strength, heat-resistant materials. We looked at a number of industrial-type printers and felt that we could not justify spending the money ($30k plus) for something that we would not likely be able to use for production parts. However, we figured that the $1000 for the Idea Builder would be money well spent to simply explore the possibilities. We have been extremely impressed! This little machine does a great job. It's very accurate and simple to use. In the three month that we’ve had it, we’ve built all kinds of little holding fixtures, tools, and even some proto-type parts. But, it gets better. The extruding nozzle clogged up on us the other day. This is not a big deal and eventually happens to all machines that extrude this type of material. A tool is provided with the machine to un-jam any clogs. Unfortunately, in the process of un-clogging it, we inadvertently damaged the filament feeder gear. When we called Dremel to see about getting a new gear, they said they will simply send us a new feeder module along with everything we need to return the old one to them. They didn’t ask how we did it or mention any charge to us (incidentally, the warranty has expired). It’s truly amazing to see a company who stands behind their products like this. Oh, and I should mention that removal of the module was incredibly easy. Dremel makes great products and they stand behind them! Enough said.
Date published: 2015-06-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing printer! This is a great first printer for anyone who hasn't bought into this kind of product. I was able to take it right out of the box and start printing my first piece within 5 minutes, that's how quick the set up is! It already comes with a PLA (polyactic acid) filament roll so you don't need to buy one separately. For the amazing printer it is it did have a problem that can be easily resolved. After about 6 prints the extruder head wouldn't print on the build platform but after doing some research of my own I found out that for some models its important to bring the temperature down a bit and to make sure the build platform is level before every build.
Date published: 2014-12-31
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great to start out if your new to 3D printing. I have to say, I did not expect much from this printer. But there are pieces that have taken 8 hours and when they were done it was ready to go again and again. Yes you do have to adjust the bed each time but it is not that big a deal if you want to make sure that you get consistent prints. The leveling sheet included makes this take all of 10 seconds to do. The only complaint I have is that it is SLOW. A print about 3 in tall and 6 in wide and no more than 1/4 of an inch thick the whole way up took 5 hours. Yes this is a decent printer. The UI for it is simple enough unless you need to print things with more than a 45 degree overhang then you will need another piece of software to generate these. Then the learning curve is pretty steep from there. Although if your using a 3d printer I would guess you have the aptitude to use rendering software.
Date published: 2016-06-07
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