Dremel launches 3D40 FLEX 3D printer with flexible build plate
"As we continue to learn about digital fabrication, it's important to introduce new innovations to better suit the classroom and makerspace settings."
Dremel introduces 3D40 FLEX 3D Printer.
Rotary power tool manufacturer, Dremel, is expanding its DigiLab 3D printing range with the launch of a new 3D printer, the Dremel DigiLab 3D40 FLEX.
Since introducing its Idea Builder printer in 2014, the company has gone on to launch a number of desktop plastic extrusion-based systems primarily aimed at the education market. Now, the new 3D40, certified by UL, is said to offer a variety of new features that make it quick and easy for educators and students to get printing in the classroom.
One of those new features is a flexible build plate which allows users to simply pop prints off the build plate both quickly and safely without the need for tools. It also offers cloud-based printing software and a draft mode which makes printing 30 percent faster (compared to its predecessor the 3D40) to accommodate environments like classrooms, where quick turnarounds are needed for multiple users. In addition, a higher resolution of 50 microns means users will be able to print more intricate features such as arches and small details.
"We've seen a lot of use and success with our previous 3D printer models," Dremel President John Kavanagh said. "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."
Kavanagh continued: “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."
Dremel has also launched a package specifically designed for educators including the 3D40 FLEX and DigiLab 3D45 printers and access to a four-hour development course and 30 lesson plans for a range of student age groups. The DigiLab 3D40 FLEX is being exhibited for the first time in Europe this week at The Bett Show in the UK and will be available from next month at an MSRP of 1,299 USD.