3D45 3D Printing Basics
- Glue Application
- Print Removal
- Leveling Print Bed
- Spool Loading
- Filament Properties
Applying Glue to the Build Plate
It is important to ensure that the 3D45 build platform is covered with Dremel specified glue before each build. A properly maintained glue layer helps parts adhere to the build plate during prints and prevents warping and curling, especially in large prints. You should apply a layer of glue every 1-3 prints. When you apply glue, make sure you apply it to the whole area of the bed where the part will print. Make sure that the build plate is cool before removing it or applying glue.
Each time you apply glue, make sure to apply two overlapping layers. You can apply the glue to the perimeter of the print area first (1), and then zigzag up and down while overlapping over the entire area (2).
Wait for 10 seconds and then apply another layer zigzagging left to right (3). This ensures a uniform layer over the entire build area. Allow the glue to dry before leveling or starting a print. Preheating the build plate can help speed up this process. Every 7-10 glue applications, or if the glue layer becomes uneven, you should completely clean the build platform. You can do this in one of two ways.
Glue Stick Pattern Illustration
Option 1: Remove the build platform from the printer. Wet the platform in water, by holding it under warm water for a few seconds. Make sure not to get the warning label on the front of the build plate wet. After that, you should easily be able to scrape or wipe the glue off. Make sure the build platform is completely dry before putting it back in the 3D45.
Option 2: Remove the build platform from the printer. Use the scraper to scrape the glue off the entire surface of the build plate. You can scrape from left to right and then from up to down to ensure that all the glue has been removed. Make sure to remove the build platform from the printer before scraping as glue dust can get sucked into the filter and clog it.
Apply two full layers of glue to the clean build plate allowing the first layer to dry in-between. Once the second layer has dried, re-level the platform before starting your next print.
Watch this video for proper instructions on how to safely remove printer objects from your Dremel DigiLab 3D45 Printer.
Leveling 3D45 Build Platform
Filament Spool Installation
Filament Property Comparisons
The material choice can make all the difference in your application whether your printing a part for visualization, making a functional prototype, or printing in the classroom. The right material choice can open up doors and enable accurate, functional prints. Use the information found on this page to determine what Dremel material is right for your next job.
|Elongation at Break|
|Notched Izod Impact Strength|
|Heat Distortion Temperature|
|Nozzle Temperature Range|
|Optimal Nozzle Temperature|
|Build Platform Temperature Range|
|Optimal Build Platform Temperature|
|Print Speed Multiplier|
|Recommended Print Speed Multiplier|
|Recommended Fan Settings|
|190º C - 240º C|
|Up to 60º C|
|190º C - 240º C|
|Up to 60º C|
|230º C - 260º C|
|Up to 80º C|
|220º C - 280º C|
|Up to 100º C|