3D printers are making quite an impression on the printing industry these days. This technology can make everything from toys to guns. Unfortunately, the price for these suckers has been quite a barrier for most, and they’ve been designed more for commercial use, rather than the home.
Dremel Idea Builder makes 3D Printing Affordable
Dremel wants to bring 3D printing to the home. The company’s latest Idea Builder is a 3D printer for just under a $1000. Announced back in September, the Idea Builder is a single-extruder printer with about a square foot of space inside.
Dremel 3D Technology
The Dremel Idea Builder uses spools of PLA filament to construct objects: It’s built to be simple, compact, and easy to manage. There’s an on-printer touchscreen to control the process, but most of the detail lie in downloadable files and some work of your own through Autodesk 123D software if you’re so inclined. Dremel offers some very basic PLA models to help you get started, some more advanced models designed for specific holidays, and a couple complex projects like chessboards and terrariums for the seriously ambitious.
The printer comes with an SD card to load more projects into the printer, and the kit includes a number of additional, handy tools such as removal and cleaning tools. You get all this for so much more afordability at only $999. And its tabletop design allows you to set it anywhere your standard printer would go. The benefit is that instead of printing flat sheets of paper, you can design and create real 3D objects, printed on demand! Create for your own enjoyment, or you can actually start a business creating artful trinkets using the Dremel.
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