Dremel recently unveiled its new DigiLab Laser Cutter at the World Maker Faire in New York. Leaning on a history of top-rated consumer-focused products, Dremel is hoping its latest product will cash in on the at-home maker trend that’s become more popular in recent years.
The Dremel DigiLab Laster Cutter is designed to work with a wide range of materials, including wood, leather and paper. It can also engrave materials such as glass and metal, making this a one-stop-shop for hobbyists and makers alike. Add in a robust software suite, and Dremel is bringing an impressive array of capabilities to your home that we’ve not yet seen in such a polished package.
Just looking at Amazon’s best-sellers list shows the kind of respect that consumers have for Dremel. It’s been dominating the rotary tool game for some time, bringing easily-approachable tools to consumers that are helpful for a number of projects around the house. With the rise of 3D printing technology, some Dremel already dabbles in, it’s no surprise they’ve now turned their attention to laser engraving.
In partnership with a software suite, makers will be able to build out “complex” designs that can be transferred to a wide-range of materials. There is a camera built into the laser cutter, which allows users to copy in designs that can be replicated later. I envision this feature being particularly helpful for artists that sketch out logos or drawings, and then transfer a final version to wood or other mediums. The ability to take designs from analog to digital, and back again is where Dremel’s latest creation really has the opportunity to shine.
“Here at Dremel, we believe that when we all create, make and build, our world is a richer, more personal place to live,” Dremel President John Kavanagh said. “We have extraordinary expectations of any product with the Dremel brand on its packaging, and the Dremel DigiLab Laser Cutter is no exception. The Dremel Laser Cutter is safe, easy to use and we’ll see a supportive ecosystem come to life as we roll out the product in 2018.”
Due to the nature of crafting with lasers, Dremel has created a proprietary safety system that is designed to ensure the unit only runs when designed to do so. A variety of sensors not only keep the lasers from triggering on accident but also offer diagnostics should something go awry.
Final pricing has yet to be announced, but the new DigiLab Laser Cutter is set to arrive in early 2018. Expect additional details to come down the line in Q4 of 2017.
Dremel® Introduces The First-Ever Dremel Digilab Laser Cutter
MOUNT PROSPECT, Ill., Sept. 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — At World Maker Faire New York, Dremel introduces the first-of-its-kind Dremel DigiLab Laser Cutter. Dremel designed this machine to provide Makers of all levels and practices with an outlet for innovation. As the brand’s latest addition to its lineup of digital fabrication tools, it has the ability to customize a variety of materials quicker and easier than ever before.
The Dremel Laser Cutter backed by 85 years of the Dremel brand legacy, will provide a higher level of safety, ease, reliability and quality to users. This tool can cleanly slice through tougher materials like wood, acrylic, leather and paper as well as neatly engrave tougher surfaces such as glass and anodized metal. Dremel President John Kavanagh shared how the new Dremel Laser Cutter will enhance the productivity of Makers and industrial professionals across a broad spectrum of applications.
“The new Dremel Laser Cutter allows a level of precision you just can’t get by hand because it is so detailed,” Kavanagh said. “It is truly designed and built for business owners to personalize any project and improve efficiency. With a higher level of reliability and ease of use, the Dremel DigiLab Laser Cutter eliminates many of the repetitive, laborious steps and allows Makers to create new projects they couldn’t necessarily do before.”
The Dremel Laser Cutter features an intuitive platform that enables users to easily cut or engrave a variety of materials. For improved laser control and project management, users can easily import designs and maximize material usage. The in-unit camera also allows users to convert original designs to files and add them to the Dremel material library for future accessibility. To protect the user, the Dremel Laser Cutter is outfitted with a smart diagnostics platform. It is the only laser cutter on the market enabled with automatic safety sensors to alert users of a problem and provide an immediate solution.
“Here at Dremel, we believe that when we all create, make and build, our world is a richer, more personal place to live,” Kavanagh said. “We have extraordinary expectations of any product with the Dremel brand on its packaging, and the Dremel DigiLab Laser Cutter is no exception. The Dremel Laser Cutter is safe, easy to use and we’ll see a supportive ecosystem come to life as we roll out the product in 2018.”
To learn more about the Dremel Laser Cutter, exclusive product updates and pre-order details, sign up for the Dremel DigiLab Insider at www.dremel.com/digilab-laser-cutter. The Dremel Laser Cutter will be available in summer 2018.
About Dremel Since inventing the high-speed rotary tool in 1934, the Dremel brand has been helping Makers with its full line of versatile, easy-to-use tool systems that deliver the perfect solution for almost any job. From our Dremel rotary tools, Multi-Max™ oscillating tools, Ultra-Saw™ and Saw-Max™ multi-saws, and Fortiflex™ flex shaft tool to the Idea Builder™ 3D printer, Makers have come to know and trust the brand to complete their projects. Combining compact size, ergonomic design, precision and versatility with a wide range of highly engineered accessories, Dremel tools can be used to accomplish numerous applications in a variety of materials.
Today, as a wholly owned subsidiary of the Robert Bosch Tool Corporation in Mount Prospect, IL, Dremel celebrates 85 years in business and maintains its commitment to innovation and quality. Regardless of what the task may be, the Dremel brand is dedicated to empowering Makers through creativity, precision and project enjoyment.