What Is 3D Printing?

The possibilities of 3D printing are reshaping the way we think creatively. This technology is revolutionizing the way we solve problems by turning ideas into physical realities. What once was available only to a select few is finally accessible in your own home. Now you and your family have the opportunity to become makers of the next great things.

Ultimately, 3D printers produce real objects from digital 3D designs. These objects are limited only by your imagination, and can be anything from jewelry to gadgets for your home to an exact replica of a missing part.
How Does It Work?
The Dremel 3D Idea Builder is a 3D printer that turns digital models into physical objects. Once a 3D model is designed or scanned, and converted to a .STL file, you can use Dremel 3D software to build the model on your Idea Builder. Using the 3D model as its map, the 3D printer lays down the first thin layers of a filament called PLA, a plant-based, recyclable form of plastic. The layers of filament stack up one by one until – ta da! – a complete physical object is formed.
Why Dremel 3D?
As the world is discovering new uses for 3D printed objects, the only real limit is imagination and what can be designed digitally. The Dremel 3D Idea Builder gives you the capability to create custom projects for your home or office, reproduce missing parts, or take a hobby to a whole new level. As the trusted source for do-it-yourselfers, our mission is to guide you through the process of turning your own ideas into realities. We’ll be there every step of the way, from building your creation to polishing your new skills. Best of all, Dremel’s extensive community of talented Makers and experts can provide endless inspiration and support at every stage.