I am curious as to whether or not the machine has the capability to print other types of material since it has the ability to print at 220 degrees Celsius.

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You’d have to check, if the electrical components are able to handle higher temperatures, if that’s the case you’d have to hack into the firmware and change the maximum temperature, this might be difficult as I’m pretty sure, that Dremel uses proprietary software.

Otherwise you’d not only have to change the printhead, to install new electronics, you’ll also somehow need to use a small controller board between the temperature sensor and the main board of the printer. That would have to take the value of resistance from the temperature sensor (for example 50Ohm at 220C). The board has to somehow be able to work like a resistor on one output, with that you might be able, to tell the printers mainboard that it just reached the “fake” 50Ohms aka 220C with the hotend, although the small board “knows” that the temperature already is above that. This is some very tricky hacking and probably not worth the effort. It might be easier to find a way, to print ABS that cold or print with ie Nylon 230 from Taulman, which has a lower printing temperature of 220-230°C.


Marius Breuer

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You would need to add a heated build platform.

You would need to replace the bed and wire it to be heated as the idea builder doesn’t have a heated bed.

I am using the Simplify3d package with my Dremel… 1 million times better than dremels software and allows you the flexiblity to change the tempature for whichever filament you would want to use… I agree you would need a heated bed, which is my next mod to my machine…


See that is the interesting thing, the printers default printing temperature is already 220 degrees celcius therefore this should be a feasible

I know I am going to have to play with the software once I get home to get a better understanding of it, but can you outline some of the other features simplify3d allows you to do. One of the biggest issues I have personally run into is creating supports for complex prints, I would love to know whether or not this could fix that solution

I currently own a Idea Builder and it IS possible to print ABS. But without A Heated Bed it is not possible to avoid warping. Recently I have started work on using a flashforge Creator pro bed inside my dremal. I’ll let you know how it goes.

Dremel says that the printer is built in PLA and the only way it is install a new extruder and resitors and adding a controller board so when I print I only print in pla because anyway is is an okay material

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If you go back to the dremel site, they now have print studio and this does include supports this is a big improvement. Hope this helps

could you send me the profile for the dremel 3d20 please as im unable to find it

Hi Austin,

It’s quite an old post of you but you mentioned using a heated bed inside the Dremel… how did it go? how did you solve the wrapping effect? did you gain any experience in building a heated bed from scratch with shelf components?

Thanks for your efforts!