The 3D printer has been around for some time now, but it has yet to truly break through into the mainstream. We've been promised a 3D printer in every home but that is still a long way from being delivered, with many people waiting for a reknowned brand to create a truly accessible, simple-to-use and child-friendly 3D printer.
That wait could be over, with the launch in the UK of the Dremel 3D Idea Builder (opens in new tab). Whether you are a keen hobbyist, creative crafter or DIY enthusiast, Dremel wants you to turn your dreams into little detailed plastic things.
The Dremel 3D Idea Builder – which has been available in other markets for several months – is a first foray into 3D printing for multi-tool specialist Dremel, and the company hopes that its expertise in the precision tool market will mean the Idea Printer could genuinely become a fixture in family homes around the world.
Dremel has focused on ensuring its 3D printer isn't intimidating, with simple instructions and a straightforward set-up, full support and video tutorials also available on the Dremel's Idea Builder site, so you can be printing within minutes.
Features of the Dremel 3D Idea Builder include:
- Intuitive print software
- Pre-installed extruder
- Print-ready model portfolio
- Full-colour touchscreen
- Best in class print resolution, for real high definition and top quality results (100 micron, although this can be scaled down to 300 microns if required)
- Active cooling fan, with the whole unit remaining cool to touch even after hours of continued use
The Dremel 3D Idea Builder printer is available from 1 September 2015 in the UK from electronics retailers including Rapid Electronics, where you can pick it up for under £850. For further information, visit the Idea Builder's dedicated microsite (opens in new tab).
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