Dremel vs Creality 3D Printer: Comparison

Below, we compare the Dremel vs Creality brand/model 3D printers.

We compare the main differences and similarities, the main features, and also consider which to get.

It’s also worth noting that although we’ve endeavored to include as accurate of a summary of the details of each printer as we can in this guide, we strongly suggest potential buyers separately confirm and do their own due diligence on the exact specifications, capabilities, and inclusions of the printers themselves prior to purchase.

Especially be aware of any potential return policies and/or warranties before you buy (through the seller you buy from), in case for any reason you’re not satisfied with your purchase.


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Dremel, & Creality 3D Printers

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Dremel DigiLab 3D45 (on Amazon)

Dremel DigiLab 3D45 EDU (on Amazon) (Education model specifically for teachers and students)


Note that Dremel also has the 3D40 and 3D20 DigiLab models, but, we are focussing specifically on the 3D45 model in this guide.



Official Creality Ender 3 3D Printer (on Amazon)


Note that there are various other Creality 3D printer models available, but, we are focussing specifically on the Ender 3 model in this guide.


Dremel vs Creality: Which To Get?

You might get the Dremel 3D45 if you …

Want a 3D printer model that is for beginner through to more advanced users, and comes with additional features and capabilities compared to the Ender 3.

For example, the 3D45 has additional features and capabilities like an enclosed build space, being specifically designed to print more filaments/materials than just PLA (such as ABS and other filaments/materials), and other features and capabilities.

This printer also comes assembled.


You might get the Official Creality Ender 3 if you …

Want one of the most popular and affordable 3D printers available on the market.

It might be good for new/beginner 3D printer users, and those looking for an inexpensive option that has all the basic features to get started with a 3D printer.

You’d also have to be OK with assembling this printer (it doesn’t come completely pre-assembled)

At the time of writing this guide, the Creality Ender 3 was the ‘best selling’ 3D printer model on Amazon.


Dremel vs Creality: Main Differences

Some of the key differences between the Dremel 3D45 and the Creality Ender 3 might be:

– Price

There’s a significant price difference between these two models at the time of publishing this guide


– Assembly

The 3D45 comes essentially pre-assembled, and therefore, there’s little to no assembly time required

The Ender 3 requires assembly


– Enclosure

The build space of the 3D45 is enclosed, whereas the Ender 3 isn’t


– Filaments and printing materials

The 3D45 is designed to print PLA, PET, Nylon and ECO-ABS

The Ender 3 is designed to print with Comgrow PLA filament


– Other differences

There’s multiple other differences other than the ones listed above

You’ll be able to see more of these differences in a separate guide about the main features of the Dremel model 3D printers 

Overall, these are two very different types of 3D printers


Dremel vs Creality: Main Similarities

Some of the main similarities between these models of 3D printers might be that they both:

– Can be used by beginners in 3D printing

– Have the ability to heat the build plate

– May have a similar length warranty (of around 1 year), although, this should always be confirmed with the seller


Dremel vs Creality: Main Features

Dremel DigiLab 3D45, & Other Digilab Models

We’ve listed some of the main features of the 3D45, and the other DigiLab models in a separate guide.


Creality Ender 3

– Main Features

A 3D printer designed for beginners, and also students and kids

Can be used for models and also STEM projects

Is inexpensive compared to other 3D printers on the market i.e. it’s one of the more affordable printers available on the market

Some parts come pre assembled, but the printer still requires some additional assembly. Estimated time given to fully assemble is 2 hours

Build area is 220 x 220 x 250 mm (8.66 x 8.66 x 9.84 inches)

Build plate heats up to 110 degrees celsius (230 degrees Fahrenheit)

Can print with a range of COMGROW brand PLA filaments (sold in different colors on spools)

Kit usually comes with a SD card and software

On the Creality website, it’s indicated that there’s a 3 month period for free replacements of extruder kits, and a 1 year warranty on all major parts. You will need to confirm return policies, replacements, and warranties with the seller prior to purchase though.

On some platforms, the Creality model 3D printers are sold by ‘Comgrow’


– Potential Drawbacks

Included instructions on how to build/assemble the printer might not be adequate for some. There are however some ‘how to build’ videos online that can be helpful to assemble the printer

Some buyers might question how suitable the heated bed is for younger children or younger users as a potential safety risk

May not be as good for printing with non PLA filament and material (like ABS) as some other 3D printers are

Does not come with an enclosure – the printer build space is open



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