The 3Doodler 3D Printing Pen extrudes heated plastic, which quickly cools and solidifies into a stable structure. Suitable for both right- and left-handed use, the pen can be used to draw...
The 3Doodler 3D Printing Pen extrudes heated plastic, which quickly cools and solidifies into a stable structure. Suitable for both right- and left-handed use, the pen can be used to draw flat forms on paper that can be peeled off, or it can draw 3D objects in mid-air. Because 3Doodler filament adheres to other plastics, you can also use it to decorate and personalize items, weld together traditionally- printed 3D objects, or repair small plastic items. The pen allows you to adjust the settings for either ABS or PLA filaments, both of which are supported by the 3Doodler, but require different temperatures to extrude. Two buttons also allow you to control the speed at which the plastic is extruded, which will affect the thickness and properties of the resulting doodle. For more advanced applications, a mounting bracket is built into the back of the pen, allowing you to connect your 3Doodler to a CNC arm or something similar with the aid of two separately sold 3mm screws. There is also a three-pin control port that allows you to control the speed buttons without manually touching the 3Doodler. The 3Doodler comes fully assembled with a power cord. Also included are two mixed packs of PLA filament in the Essentials and Meta color schemes for a total of 50 strands of filament, so you can start doodling right out of the box. The 3Doodler is not recommended for young children, as the extruder can get significantly hot. The extruded plastic, however, is warm but touchable when it emerges from the tip of the 3Doodler. PLA and ABS Capability Although this 3Doodler ships with two mixed packs of PLA filament, it is compatible with both ABS and PLA plastics. Since these materials melt at different temperatures, the 3Doodler has two heat settings - choose the correct setting when loading your 3Doodler. Both ABS and PLA plastics are suitable for building structures, freehand doodling and drawing plastic on plastic. Uses of ABS Plastic The ABS plastic is used for drawing upwards, building structures & freehand doodling, plastic on plastic, creating bendable art and 3Doodling on paper or stencils and peeling it off. Uses of PLA Plastic The PLA plastic is used for drawing edges and angles less than 90 degrees, 3Doodling on paper for long-lasting stick, 3Doodling on glass or metallic surfaces and Creating translucent art. Adjustable Speed & Strength The 3Doodler has two speeds, controlled by pressing on the buttons on the body of the pen. These settings determine the flow of the plastic. Printing fast will result in a thicker stream of filament, allowing you to fill a large area quickly, or create a thicker, stronger piece that is less flexible but which may be able to support adjacent structures. Choosing the slow setting will result in a thinner stream of filament that is better suited for intricate designs that will be flexible but not particularly strong. Applications 3Doodler plastic adheres to other plastic objects, so you can decorate and personalize plastic objects like phone cases, desks, laptops, monitors, pens, etc. In addition to artistic applications, you can use the 3Doodler as a plastic welding tool. Repair broken plastic objects with your 3Doodler by drawing a plastic weld between the broken pieces. This can also be handy for repairing traditional 3D prints made on 3D printers. What's Included With This Item 3Doodler 3D Printing Pen PLA Essentials Mixed Filament Pack (25 Strands) PLA Meta Mixed Filament Pack (25 Strands) Power Cord 3Doodler 1 Year Limited Warranty