One popular technology that has entered the market recently is the 3D printing pen. There are some companies who has recently released a commercially available printer, which is affordable enough for most buyers, but this needs a fair amount of expertise in computer.
With the use of strip of plastics which melts and then extrudes through its tip, the 3D printing pen is mostly used for arts end for slightly handy works. But this is still on its funding stage, but already it has passed its $30,000 goal for about 435%. It will be soon hitting stores before you know it, which is why I will provide you some of the reasons why so many people love the 3D printing pen.
you could use it for different works
The 3D printing pen can actually draw or trace on templates, in the air or free hand. This is however just the start of it. This can also be used to weld plastics, customize your phone cases or in sketching prototypes. Still, this is not available to the public yet which only makes sense that there are more uses for it.
It’s More Than a Toy
The 3D printing pen manufacturers wants to make it clear that this is not the kind of pen which is meant for anyone who is still under 12 years old. This would be because of the fact that the tip of the device melts the plastic as it comes out and it’s temperature could get to 518 degrees Fahrenheit. When the plastic exits the device, it has a warm temperature but it’s cool enough for you to touch.
There are actually two kinds of plastics that are available for you to use with the 3D printing pen. The device can actually use a 3 millimeter ABS or PLA plastic and each one of it comes with its own advantages and disadvantages. The PLA is a biodegradable type thus making it easier for people who at the same time wants to protect the environment. ABS however, is a non biodegradable type but comes with its own advantages when it comes to printing.
You Don’t need to be a Pro
There’s no need for you to undergo any training classes. There’s no need for a computer as well because you only need to load in the plastic, heat it up and then you can start using it. With such feature, it makes it easy to sell towards people who doesn’t want to invest a huge amount of money and time just to get a full-scale 3D printer and learning the necessary coding skills.
It is Fast
The pen easily heats up in one or two minutes and it is then ready to draw. Due to the fact that everything will be created through the use of the device in real time, it’s much faster compared to any conventional 3D printers. This also is a lot more cheaper.
These are only few of the many benefits and advantages that the said pen could offer and is still possible that there’s a lot benefits that we could obtain from it.