Dremel Idea Builder 3D Printer Reviews 2020

The Dremel Idea Builder 3D40 ReviewThe first thing which I observed at the first look when I was going to unpack the 3D printer, at that moment I basically felt that I was going to play with a pack of Russian dolls- As Dremel make sure the security and protection for the printer during travel. When you have 3D40 on your tablespace, you only need to do to install its build platform, that snapped in an easy way and then you have to load the spool of white PLA in a secure way, as semi-enclosed spool holder will be on the side of the machine. Then you will need to plug that and it becomes in the state of ready-to-go that is plug and play which is no doubt a great description for a specific printer.

Dremel Idea Builder 3D Printer Specs

3D40 comes with a large touchscreen with a simple menu which makes it operate easily. And happily, it comes with a flash drive with different pre-loaded sample print files, and even you can also upload your own. Its feature of leveling the calibration makes work easy and quick. As for build plate adhesion is not actually best even when you will apply blue painter’s tape that is included with the printer, but on the other hand, glue stick took much care for that issue.

I would like to share my own experience that once I started 3D printing of cats. And in those days my friend’s birthday was coming and in the last moments I decided to print for him that I took an hour for that work, then I did paint on that cat the same as my friends’ cat color. And that one object proved to be the coolest thing in the world for him. I got a lot of attention in my family that can only do pretty awesome 3D work even on a regular basis.

After sometimes I tried another experiment using Organic Vase from Andrew Reynolds. I printed that on in a perfect way. But I felt trouble during removing stubborn support structure. Then I used free print studio software and after that, I was quite normal to remove that even without the software that came with idea builder just because they were not needed for a lot of items that I was printing.

Its software is specifically designed for beginners, as it is very easy and simple to use and yes printing procedure is itself extremely quiet, even it is proved to be working in an optimized way in the classroom as well. As education is one of the major priorities of Dremel’s as it also introduced 10 STEM lesson plans that are centered on 3D printing.

As a matter of fact, it’s all lessons are focused to promote education in 3D style about kinetic energy, potential energy and law of conservation of energy using 3D projectiles in the classrooms. I also enjoyed my printed objects like catapult and cat. Almost each and everything was going smoothly and printed easily, although I used glue sticks to compensate for the adhesion difficulty. Even when my print finished this printer alerted me by playing music with a little jingle and all was looking good with great resolution.

Conclusion

It offers all of its features for $1299 price tag and this Dremel 3D Idea Builder 3D40 is no doubt a good deal, same what the company itself says that it is-an easy-to-use, reliable and safe 3D printer which is a great or best or perfect introduction in the world of 3D printing. I would like to recommend definitely for home users and even for class rooms to get any experience level.

Pros
  • Easy to use
  • Safe to use
  • Best print quality.
Cons
  • Price is big higher
  • Printing noise might disturb you

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Monoprice Select Mini 3D Printer Complete Review 2020

monoprice best 3d printerAs the Monoprice Select Mini is particularly sheet steel construction, as it is a basic kind in an industrial way. You can have a look that they even don’t take an effort to hide its bolt heads.

But in order to prevent injury or any kind of damage, its important parts are totally covered. When you see this you will say that it belongs in a lab with a white-coated technician operating it.

But there is no doubt that science lovers love this very much, as it does not come with a touch screen but on the other hand, it has a nice tactile clicky wheel which is mounted on a fancy brushed steel plate.

One thing that you should keep in mind that this printer does not come with any filament but some of the stores gave statements that it comes with a sample filament that is build to have just a quick test and even it does not print an object. The fact is that you are totally free to use any kind of filament with this printer. But most of the people recommend Hatchbox Filament.

Setup of Monoprice 115365

As far as its setup is concerned most of its manual says that it comes with pre-calibrated but most users said that you need some tweaking to the build plate to get it level. This can only be done by some experienced people who have the know-how of mechanical tricks. Just make sure while feeding the filament that cut the end of the filament at a 45-degree angle.

Software

It is operated by the software that is recommended by monoprice like Cura, Repetier-G or simply 3D printing software. No doubt that all are the best software and no one can find difficulty to use them.

But according to my experience, I would suggest Cura because it can easily prepare parts for you and also provide you with complete manual control that comes with everything in between.

Printing

The select mini comes with an SD card option that makes you capable to transfer your files easily to it so, in this way you can keep your laptop separate from it, its large enough color LCD makes this great doddle. I would like to say that you will need to keep it In a room through which you can move out and close the door on. As its quality is proved to be very good even with few tweaks to build files that could easily be improved. As a matter of fact that its build side is a little slow but on the other side its Z-resolution is quite enough high that is what you pay for the quality part. You can even play with quality and speed by using this software.

When you will have a close look onto its quality parts, you will notice most of the differences just because of the usage of software, but as we know very well that real art in 3D printing comes in the preparation of CAD models (STL files) that turn them into parts. As a matter of fact, Select Mini excels is willing to provide you such freedom to play with software in such a way to produce 3D printing part in very high quality.

CONCLUSION

Let me conclude that if you want to have fun with such an outstanding 3D printer then I would suggest you buy Monoprice Select Mini because it is proved to be a great value for your money at around $200.

Even for your children in engineering field interest to utilize a small amount of practical ability you must have this to fix the odd things.

It is actually a tool that allows you the enough power and freedom to utilize your engineering capabilities in an optimized way, I am damn sure that this will drive such a curious mind into a full fledge additive manufacturing engineer.

Pros
  • Great Software
  • Flexible printing for number of materials
Cons
  • Have slow Print time.
  • Budget Price

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Formlabs Form 2 Complete Review 2020

Formlabs Form 2 ReviewThe Formlabs Form 2 is actually a 3D printer comes in the SLA variety that stands for stereolithography. You can say that it is opposite to common FDM which means fused deposition modeling type. As it uses the laser in order to make hard the print that comes from the pool of liquid resin. No doubt it is witchcraft by the future. As it comes with the feature of Wi-Fi, that can upload printers wirelessly. And the resin is dispensed automatically by the new cartridge system.

The point is that it is one of the great 3D printers you can have. But you need to burn more money.

Design of Formlabs Form 2

Form 2 is actually similar to form 1+ but with the change of touch screen which is on the front of its base. If you look it closely, you will find a hole through which resin cartridge can be easily dropped. And it has a special wiper in the conjunction of the auto-healing system which has a purpose to stop hardness of resin and ruining your prints.

Especially thanks to the built-in Wi-Fi feature that means you no need to hang on to the computer to upload your prints.

Setup

As far as its setup is concerned, it comes with the cartridge that has to be inserted into it and its resin tank and wiper should be slotted into place and the whole printer is leveled upon its adjustable-screw stand.

And all in all thanks to its special spirit level touchscreen. During printing, you need to tell at first that in which resolution you are going to have your print and which color do you want to choose. Formlabs’ resins allow a range of resolution from 0.1-0.025mm using Form2, but on the other hand, it is limited to 01-0.05mm. And even after selecting the size you can also allow PreForm to orient and add any sort of support according to the requirement of print as it is no doubt the flexibility. As such Supports are proved to be the necessary part of 3D printing in order to give the model integrity.

PERFORMANCE

As we already know the resin tank fills in no time through the new cartridge system, and you need to take tension about your hands that will not get sticky.

It works in the operating temperature of about 30 degrees as that was not required in Form1+. Its wiper provides the resin a swish to get the process to punctuate. But you should be warned that its heating time is not factored in the calculated print time.

After building the final platform it does dip down in the canopy, as it is a mind-blowing experience. During watching of all this procedure you will feel like Fraggle Rock’s Doozers are going to build actually a miniature venue for a little Jean-Michel Jarre.

As a matter of fact, it is not a quick process and by covering all the stuff it took more than 10 hours.it is proved to be quieter than other 3D printers. During work of lasers that makes almost no noise and on the other hand, every time the platform or object is lifted then wiper swish the resin it seems or sounds like a photocopier performs a copy cycle.

Key Features:

  • SLA (stereolithography) 3D printing
  • Wi-Fi
  • 145 × 145 × 175mm build volume
  • h520 x w330 x d350mm
  • 13kg

Recommendation

Last but not least, it is not as cheap as you want because quality needs some extra money so keep in your mind that it is not at all cheap to run, but as the matter of fact it is capable of the best print quality that you can have from a desktop 3D printer.
Pros
  • Quiet
  • Wireless feature
  • Unsurpassed print quality
  • Touch screen operation
Cons
  • High ongoing Costs
  • Messier than FDM printing

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