Unleash your creativity with Dremel's 3D printers and create high-quality, detailed prints. Check out our latest videos, guides and tips to get the most out of your 3D printing experience, with the added bonus of some project inspiration to get you started.
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3D PRINTING GENERAL
3D printing is a method of creating 3 dimensional objects from computer model file. Many different forms of 3D printing exist today, but Dremel's 3D Printers utilize Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF) to extrude layers of molten plastic on top of one another until an object is realized
Build quality depends on a number of factors such as layer thickness and slicer settings. The Dremel printers extrude filament into layers thinner than a sheet of paper, 50 to 300 microns (.05 -.3mm). The thinner the layers, the more detail can be printed. Also, many slicer settings can influence the build quality, the DigiLab Slicer has settings that are optimized for Dremel's 3D Printers.
3D20: Maximum build volume is 9” x 5.9” x 5.5” (230mm x 150mm x 140mm).
3D40, 3D40 Flex and 3D45: Maximum build volume is 10” x 6” x 6.7” (254mm x 154mm x 170mm). 30% larger than the 3D20."
The time it takes to build a 3D object depends on the size and complexity of the model file and it is not an exact science. Dremel 3D model files have estimated build times for your reference.
The thickness of your object layers is something you can choose. The 3D40, 3D40 Flex and 3D45 Printers have a maximum resolution of 50 microns (0.05mm), the 3D20 has max resolution of 100 microns (0.1mm). All printers have a minimum resolution of 300 microns (0.30mm). The higher the resolution, the smaller each layer and the better your object will look. The layer resolution depends on the setting:
Low - 0.3mm
Medium - 0.2mm
High - 0.1mm
Ultra - 0.05mm (3D40 and 3D45 only)
Objects sticking to the build platform is a good thing as they require a firm adhesion to the build platform during the build process. This is to ensure that the object remains stable throughout building. If your prints are too difficult to remove, your nozzle may be too close to the build platform. You may need to adjust your first layer height which is available in the settings menu (Assisted Nozzle Gap Calibration). Please find the instructions for assisted nozzle gap calibration here: how to self repair Please contact customer service if you have any questions, or this does not work. See instruction manual for object removal instructions.