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.


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.

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

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