3D Printing

New Dremel 3D Printer Supports Remote Build Management with Visual Monitoring

Dremel DigiLab 3D45 

Dremel has unveiled a new model in its DigiLab line of fabrication tools targeted toward advanced education users. The new 3D45 is a 3D printer that offers support for expanded filament types, including nylon, polycarbonate, PLA and EcoABS, a form of ABS that is produced in an "environmentally sustainable" manner.

The new, single-extruder model also offers:

  • Remote build management, including network support, a 720p camera for monitoring the build, monitoring of multiple 3D printers and a cloud-based slicing tool;
  • Support for WiFi and Ethernet (in addition to USB for offline printing);
  • Heated plate and removable build platform, with support for extended builds of up to 10" x 6" x 6.7";
  • Semi-automatic (guided) build plate leveling (two-point);
  • RFID for automatically changing settings based on filament type;
  • Full enclosure;
  • 4.5-inch color IPS touchscreen;

The 3D45 supports macOS and Windows operating systems and can work with .stl and .obj files.

"Our five 3D40 printers in the College of Engineering makerspace have about 800 hours of use per unit, totaling 4,000 hours of printing," said Eric Schmidt, director of the College of Engineering Makerspace at the University of Illinois at Chicago, in a prepared statement. "Dremel printers can stand up to the constant flow of students making parts for their projects. We are excited about this next level of manufacturing with the 3D45."

The DigiLab 3D45 is available now for preorder with an MSRP of $1,799 and is expected to ship in September. Further details can be found at digilab.dremel.com.

About the Author

David Nagel is editorial director, education for 1105 Media's Public Sector Media Group and editor-in-chief of THE Journal. A 22-year publishing veteran, Nagel has led or contributed to dozens of technology, art and business publications.

He can be reached at dnagel@1105media.com. You can also connect with him on LinkedIn at or follow him on Twitter at @THEJournalDave (K-12) or @CampusTechDave (higher education).


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