Popular power tool company Dremel, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Robert Bosch Tool Corporation, has been in business for 85 years, due in large part to its commitment to innovation in technology. This week, the company expanded its growing DigiLab family of 3D printers with a strong new addition – the 3D40 FLEX. The debut of this latest 3D printer, which was specifically designed to provide educators and makers with a seamless digital fabrication experience, was announced yesterday.
“We’ve seen a lot of use and success with our previous 3D printer models. As we continue to learn about digital fabrication, it’s important to introduce new innovations to better suit the classroom and makerspace settings. This is what led us to 3D40 FLEX,” explained John Kavanagh, the President of Dremel.
Dremel listened to its customers and learned from their past experiences while working to develop its new 3D40 FLEX 3D printer. It comes with a wide range of new features – including a flexible build plate that users will definitely appreciate for the safer, faster, and easier parts removal it can ensure. This issue is one of the most common problems that challenge 3D printer users, so having a workaround like a flexible build plate will be extremely helpful.
Another new feature offered by the new 3D40 FLEX is its ability to print 30% faster when in draft mode, in order to accommodate more users and maximize how much the machine is utilized. This speed setting makes it the perfect 3D printer for environments that need continuous run time and quick turnaround to increase its operational usage – such as makerspaces, or in a school classroom, for example.
“The Dremel DigiLab 3D40 FLEX 3D Printer will help with complex and practical applications, perfect for educational usage. It’s a safe, reliable option for Makers of all ages and skill levels and incorporates a lot of smart design elements to enrich the experience,” Kavanagh said.
The DigiLab 3D40 FLEX 3D printer, with a build volume of 10″ x 6″ x 6.7″, also has an improved capability in its higher resolution which allows the system to better print more intricate features, such as arches, diagonals, engravings, organic forms, and small details. It’s fully enclosed, which helps with its quiet operation, comes with a clog-resistant extruder, and is also WiFi-enabled for remote 3D printing and monitoring. Additional features include:
- UL-certified and rigorously tested to ensure safety
- Cloud-based 3D printing software
- Semi-automated leveling
- USB input for file transfers
- Automatic 9-point calibration
- Full color LCD touchscreen
- 1-year warranty
- Lifetime customer support
Any educators who are interested in project-based, hands-on learning opportunities, Dremel also provides an offering that’s focused on education, which features both the Dremel DigiLab 3D45 3D printer and the new 3D40 FLEX 3D printer.
Additionally, users will also receive access to 30 standard lesson plans for students ranging from third to 12th grade, as well as a four-hour professional development course.
Starting next month, the Dremel DigiLab 3D40 FLEX will be available at select retailers, and online, for MSRP $1,299.
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