Dremel 3D40 Printer
3D Printer for PLA
- Built in color LCD for controlling the printer
- 10” x 6” x 6.7” build volume
- .1mm minimum layer thickness
- 4GB internal storage
- Removable build plate
General 3D printer safety rules
- Keep fingers clear
- Keep the doors closed while printing
- Do not touch the extruder while operating -it is HOT
The Dremel 3D40 operates like most Fused Filament Deposition (FFD) printers, meaning it heats and extrudes a plastic filament layer by layer to build an object. The basic steps are:
- Design or copy the 3D files for the object you want. These typically are .stl format files.
- Slice the files into layers that can be printed by the printer. For the best compatibility the Dremel slicer, available here, should be used, although other slicers such as Cura may be used. (See notes below).
- Copy the g-code from the slicer onto a USB stick. This will be a .gcode file if you used the Dremel slicer.
- Insert the USB stick into the slot on the front of the 3D40
- Select Build on the LCD menu, then the USB stick, then locate your file. Once you have selected your file select Build and your print will start!
The Dremel 3D40 only prints PLA. Do not try to print other materials with it.
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Tips and Tricks
The 3D40 will accept the following common gcode formats: .g3drem, .gcode, and .g. The officially supported slicers are: Autodesk Print Studio, Digilab 3D Slicer, and Simplify 3D. Although code from other slicers will run, you may need to optimize the settings yourself.