We are living in the future. So, pens and 3D printers no longer need to be separate items. You can create 3D images on the go, using a 3D pen. All you need to do is place the pen on a surface and draw a line into the air. Then you can start adding details to this anchor line.
We tested the most popular 3D pens.
MYNT3D Pro 3D Printing Pen
- Watch imagination come to life with the Professional 3D Pen
- Adjustable feed lets you regulate speed & flow for optimal control of material while you’re drawing
- Temperature is adjustable in 1 degree increments from 140 to 230 C, for optimal fine-tuning
- Large, OLED display lets you monitor temperature of material to help you achieve a wide variety of effects
The 3Doodler is available in two models: the 3Doodler 2.0 which is the flagship model. The 3Doodler start is perfect for novices. This pen is “user-friendly”. This model has a chunky body which makes it easy to grip and a single button. Insert the plastic filament into the top of the pen and press the button. You need to wait for the pen to warm up, which takes approximately 60 seconds. Then start drawing. A $50 kit includes the 3Doodler pen and stencils which can help you get over the learning curve. Find it here: https://amzn.to/2IpjDN2
SCRIB3D P1 3D Printing Pen
- [A GIFT FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY] Create, Draw, Doodle, and Build in 3D with this affordable yet high grade 3D pen. The new SCRIB3D P1 3D Pen helps improve spatial thinking, creativity and artistic skills. Great for quality family time and as a practical tool for making handmade gifts or decorations, or for everyday fixes around the home. The P1 Pen features a stepless speed function designed for optimal speed control no matter the task – whether slower intricate projects or faster infill work.
- [READY-TO-USE KIT] Includes 3 colors (30 feet) of PLA plastic to keep you Doodling for ages, as well as a power adapter, step-by-step manual, and a free stencil guide. Just plug in, heat it up and enjoy the fun of creating three-dimensional masterpieces. PLA is a versatile, easy-to-use printing plastic that is great for both first time and advanced users.
- [BEGINNER FRIENDLY] Plug the adapter into the back of the pen and choose your filament. The red light will turn on indicating warm up, this will take about 2-3 mins. Double click the forward button to start and feed the filament through the back of the pen. Once the filament has reached the nozzle of the pen, click forward to stop. Press and hold the forward button or double click for a continous flow. Once you have completed your design, press and hold the reverse button to retract filament.
- [MULTI-FUNCTIONAL] The SCRIB3D P1 Pen is temperature adjustable to accommodate multiple types of filament: PLA (160-210℃, 320-410°F) or ABS (210-235℃, 410-455°F). Unlike other 3D printing pens, the P1 has an easy-to-use stepless speed slider, designed for optimal speed adjustment. Perfect for any task, from slow & intricate projects to faster infill work.
- [SAFE & RISK FREE PURCHASE] The P1’s ceramic nozzle and premium motor ensure safety and high performance without clogging. Equipped with 2 minute auto sleep function after 3D doodling stops, anti clogging features, and intititve controls ensure a seamless Doodling experience. 1 year guarantee and responsive customer service. Buy with 100% confidence. If there are any quality issues or you need getting started tips, please feel free to contact us and we’ll be happy to help.
Previous Year Picks
This pen weighs in at 1.6 ounces, making the Lix the lightest, slimmest design. This makes it feel like a real pen. There is also a pen-like clip at the end. The pen has four green indicator lights that show when the filament is ready to use. The pen’s overall effect is marred by the fact that the Lix must stay plugged into a power source. Still, you should know that this pen is the classiest 3D tools. Find it here: https://amzn.to/2L8NMSy
The 7Tech is the only one of the pens tested that allows the user to control the temperature and speed of the filament. These figures can be read on a small screen. You can adjust the two sets with arrow-shaped buttons. While the 3D offers more control, the unit is cumbersome. The pen needs to be plugged in while in use. And has a filament that is shaped in a circular curved shape that sticks out of the device. The filament can get in the way of an inspired artist. Find it here: https://amzn.to/2rJhuoe
If you’re interested in seeing more 3D pens then BestSeekers.com has a great list. Have any more recommendations, please leave them in the comments below.
Originally posted 2018-01-07 16:56:28. Republished by Blog Post Promoter