Dremel to Be the Model-T of 3D Printers, Meet the Idea Builder

Dremel 3D Printer

In 2009 Dremel hit a home run with their Multi-Max, the oscillating tool everyone could afford. Not that those tools hadn’t been around for years before it was just Dremel made it so a lot more people could afford them and it became the most sold tool of the year. Dremel is looking to recreate that magic with the Dremel 3D Idea Builder 3D20-01 ($999, Amazon). While this is still a sizable investment Dremel is hoping the simplicity of the design and interface is going to make this the go to tool for schools, makers, hobbies and anyone looking to start from zero and get up and running fast.

Idea Builder 3D Printer

While at first glance it may seem like an odd association to have Dremel become a major player in the 3D printing world but it’s actually a very smart addition. Once your creations in the 3D printer they are still a little rough due to the nature of filament extrusion process. The rotary Dremel tool, we’ve all come to know, is the ideal tool for smoothing and finishing items that might need additional help. For more info on this new tool check out these videos, additional info below that and/or the official Dremel 3D Printer website. We look forward to getting our hands on one of these units soon!


With the most innovative technology right in your home, you can unlock the creativity within your whole family. Easy to use straight out of the box, you’re ready to start building anything you need, anything you want, or anything the world has been waiting for.


It is easy to build objects with the Dremel on-board software and color touchscreen, which enables a preview of each model before you build. Additionally, the Dremel 3D Idea Builder comes equipped with a pre-installed extruder (the part where the filament comes out and builds your model), unlike other 3D printers that require you to install it yourself. This makes setup as simple as plugging in your printer, and you’re ready to build! Along with easy-to-use software, you can start turning your ideas into models and projects in minutes.

“When I first got started with my new printer, I was nervous that it would be difficult to change out my filament. I was shocked at how easy it was to do. I simply followed the Quick Start Guide and was able to get back to printing in a matter of minutes!”

– Allison Murphy

3D Printer Dremel


The Idea Builder features a closable door that keeps out dust and prying fingers. This fully enclosed workspace also stabilizes the temperature for an optimal build, and reduces noise so your models and projects build quietly in the background while you do other things. And it’s UL Certified as well.

Dremel Idea Builder


Your Dremel 3D Idea Builder is fully operational even without hooking it up to a computer! With the full color touchscreen, you can select models to build, and can control your print process with Start, Stop, and Pause buttons… and much more. The touchscreen even displays helpful information and the printing status of your model!

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