3D45 3D Printing Basics

  • Glue Application
  • Print Removal
  • Leveling Print Bed 
  • Spool Loading
  • Filament Properties

Applying Glue to the Build Plate

Watch the video for proper instructions on how to apply glue to the build plate.  Alternatively, you can download the PDF instructions here.

Glue Stick Pattern Illustration


Print Removal

Watch this video for proper instructions on how to safely remove printer objects from your Dremel DigiLab 3D45 Printer.  You can download the PDF instructions here.


Leveling 3D45 Build Platform

It is important you level the build platform every time you reinstall the build platform to ensure that the build platform is evenly spaced from the extruder head. Not leveling the build platform may cause objects to not build properly.  You can download the leveling instructions PDF here.

Filament Spool Installation

Follow these steps to change or install a new filament spool in your 3D45 printer.

If changing spools from one currently installed start here. If replacing an empty spool or loading filament into a printer with no spool skip to Step 4.

 

 

1. Start filament load/change process by tapping “Filament” button on touch screen. Extruder will move to front right corner of print area and extruder tip will begin to heat.

2. After extruder stops moving, open the 3D45 Lid for better access to extruder.

3. If existing filament is loaded, cut existing filament near extruder intake and tap the arrow button on touch screen.

4. Remove Spool door by rotating it counter clockwise. Remove existing spool if one is present.

5. Thread tip of new filament through guide tube, place spool on spool holder, replace spool door by aligning locking tabs and rotating clockwise.

6. When you place a roll of Dremel filament into the spool holder, the printer will autorecognize the filament type and adjust the printer settings to be optimized for the filament you are using (This will bypass any print settings loaded in your sliced file).

Note: You have the option to enter advanced printer mode to manually alter print settings after you change filament. Please check all settings (if manually entered) as improper settings may cause prints to fail, property damage, or personal injury,

7. If changing existing filament, 3D45 will automatically purge existing filament.

8: When Feed Filament screen appears, tap the arrow on touch screen and thread filament coming from guide tube into extruder intake until extruder feeds through on its own.

9.  Ensure the gears inside of the extruder have properly grabbed the filament before you finish the filament change. You will feel a tug and see the filament start to feed itself into the extruder when this occurs.

10. Filament will be drawn into the extruder and begin to exit from the hot extruder tip.

NOTE: Your Dremel 3D45 was tested by building objects before leaving the factory. These test objects may have been made with a different filament color than you are using. Therefore, a small amount of filament may be remaining in the extruder.

11. When new filament appears from extruder tip, tap “done” on touch screen to complete filament load process, return to main menu, and calibrate extruder. Carefully remove excess filament without touching hot extruder tip. If necessary, carefully remove debris from extruder tip with needle nose pliers. Use extra care not to damage the extruder tip when clearing debris. Dremel 3D45 will not work properly with a damaged extruder tip and will require replacement.

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.

PROPERTIES
Tensile Strength
Density
Elongation at Break
Flexural Modulus
Notched Izod Impact Strength
Heat Distortion Temperature
Extruder Temperature
Bed Temperature
PLA
68 Mpa
1.24 g/cm³
4%
3200 MPa
36 J/m
54º C
220º C
35º C
ECO-ABS
58 Mpa
1.25 g/cm³
30%
3050 MPa
180 J/m
78º C
220º C
45º C
PETG
50 Mpa
1.27 g/cm³
150%
2100 MPa
103 J/m
- -
250º C
70º C
NYLON
52 Mpa
1.13 g/cm³
310%
1600 MPa
150 J/m
155º C
255º C
80º C
Print   Settings
Nozzle Temperature Range
Optimal Nozzle Temperature
Build Platform Temperature Range
Optimal Build Platform Temperature
Print Speed Multiplier
Recommended Print Speed Multiplier
Fan Range
Recommended Fan Settings
PLA
190º C - 240º C
220º C
Up to 60º C
35º C
0-100%
100%
0-100%
100%
ECO-ABS
190º C - 240º C
220º C
Up to 60º C
35º C
0-100%
100%
0-100%
100%
PETG
230º C - 260º C
250º C
Up to 80º C
70º C
0-100%
100%
0-100%
100%
Nylon
220º C - 280º C
255º C
Up to 100º C
80º C
0-100%
90%
0-100%
50%