Thursday, 28 February 2013

The World’s First 3D Printing Pen

Have you ever wished to draw in the air? Well, now you can do that with the 3D Doodler! It is the world's first and only 3D Printing pen. Created by the co-founders of the Wobble Works, 3D Doodler is a pen that literally writes in the air.

Using ABS or PLA plastic just like any other 3D printers use, 3D Doodler allows users to draw in the air or on surfaces. According to Kick Starter, the 3D Doodler users require neither software nor computer to use the pen. Another advantage is that the pen is easy and compact to use. Everyone can afford one and and experience the excitement of handling it to draw in the air.

After plugging the 3D Doodler into the power socket, you can "draw" the coolest stuffs in few minutes. As you draw, the pen expels heated plastic (ink) that immediately cools and solidifies into a strong stable structure.

The Wobble Works in collaboration with Etsy wire artists and have come up with some of the fantastic pieces of art.

3Doodler is the latest tool for objects and artistic works. You can create 3Doodles as flat forms and peeled off a piece of paper, as freestyle 3D objects, or in separate parts then put them together using 3Doodler. You can shape them into jewels, pendants, hanging ornaments, decorative fridge magnets, iPhone cases, pens, a mini Eiffel Tower or a soccer pitch for your Lego men and so on. You can decorate on your iPhones too, since 3Doodler works on any surface. Or you can even use it for minor repair works.

To make things easy and compact, the Wobble Works have come up with 3Doodler stencils which are available online now. All you need to do is print out each part, 3Doodle it, and then join them with the 3Doodler. According to Kickstarter, eventually, the community would come with thousands of stencils, which you can email and share with your friends. You can download on for free.

3Doodler Components & Accessories:

The pen
According to Kickstarter, the 3Doodler pen is 180mm by 24mm and weighs less than 200 grams or 7 ounces. The pen will finely work on 110v or 240v.
Wobble Works recommends 3Doodler only for persons above 12 years old. They also cautioned not to touch the metal tip of the pen since it could be very hot. However, the plastic extrude is safe to touch once it has expelled the pen.

The Ink
Te 3Doodler pen uses just regular ink for 3D printer. ABS is one of the most common plastics around.

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