3D Printing

All 10 Types of 3D Printing Technology in 2019

DREMEL DigiLab 3D45 3D Printer

What is 3D printing?

3D printing is a method of creating 3 dimensional objects from computer model file. Many different forms of 3D printing exist today, but Dremel's 3D Printers utilize Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF) to extrude layers of molten plastic on top of one another until an object is realized.

Getting Started Video


For beginners, we recommend TinkerCAD & BlocksCAD. You can also download pre-designed files from various hosting sites like Thingiverse, MyMiniFactory.

For advanced users, you can use any CAD software that can export files as an .stl or .obj files. This includes Autodesk Fusion 360 and SketchUp.


Once you have a .stl or .obj file, use one of our slicing programs to slice the file to make it compatible to print. Our 3D40 and 3D45 3D printers are able to print .gcode & .g3drem files. There are 2 free programs for slicing 3D files for Dremel 3D printers. For 3D45

The 1st option is the cloud-based Dremel Print Cloud, which is a cloud-based slicer that you can use on any device that is connected to internet, including Chromebooks and iPads.

The 2nd option is Dremel DigiLab 3D Slicer (Windows/Mac), which is our Cura-based desktop slicer that allows you to securely slice your 3D files without the need for internet connection. To get step-by-step instructions on how to use it, please download this guide.

3)Build (3D Print)

Build your sliced files using your Dremel 3D Printer. Follow the instructions on the quick start guide to insert filament, level the build plate, and print your 3D models.


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SketchUp for Schools 3D printing guide and lessons plans

SketchUp for Schools 3D Printing Guide

Intro to 3D printing in SketchUp for Schools

Digital Designs for 3D Objects

Thingiverse Education provides over a hundred free lessons that make teaching with a 3D printer easier and more effective for a variety of grade levels and subjects.

It also provides a community where educators can exchange best practices or remix projects.