|Material||Thermoplastics > Standard (PLA, ABS…)|
|Build size||255 × 155 × 170 mm10.04 × 6.1 × 6.69 in|
Dremel DigiLab 3D40 review
It is very classroom-friendly as teachers aren’t likely to ever have to take anything apart with this machine. The extruder also does a great job of cooling the print and we saw very impressive results on overhangs and bridging. Really anyone who wants a simple and reliable PLA-only 3D printer will be happy with what they get for their money. But truth be told… we’d like a way to use a broader pallet of available materials without breaking Dremel’s rules.
Another 3D printer with similar qualities (good user experience and PLA 3D printing) is the European bq Witbox 2 ($1,900) is a solid option, but more expensive and without a touchscreen. For more material capabilities, but with proprietary 3D filaments, the Zortrax M200 ($1,990) might also be interesting. For users looking for a reliable workhorse capable to handle any type of 3D filaments and equipped with a dual extruder, the FlashForge Creator Pro at only $999 is definitively a good option.
- Well-designed extruder
- Great user experience with the touch screen software that makes all operations clear
- Good quality prints and no leveling issues
- Overall design: the Dremel 3D40 looks nice, isn’t too noisy and prints at reasonable speeds
- Small build volume given its quite big footprint
- Proprietary 3D filaments
- PLA only
Dremel DigiLab 3D40 overview
The Dremel DigiLab 3D40 is a desktop 3D printer made by the famous tool maker brand Dremel, based in the US. The Dremel 3D40 is the latest version of the DigiLab 3D20.
Dremel DigiLab 3D40 (Idea Builder) main features
The DigiLab 3D40 features a 3.5” full-color touchscreen with 4 GB of onboard storage. The biggest improvements for the 3D40, in comparison with the 3D20, are a larger build volume and Wi-Fi connectivity.
This 3D printer comes ready to 3D print out of the box, and its nozzle is capable of reaching temperatures of up to 230°C. The Dremel 3D40 is only compatible with Dremel’s proprietary PLA filaments.
The 3D40 also has a closable door that keeps out dust and stabilizes the temperature for an optimal environment.
Dremel DigiLab 3D40 price
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