3D Drawing Pens
The daily tech surprises us with inventions that seem straight out of a science fiction movie. The most recent case is a pen that breaks the 2D to which it was bound and allows us now create designs in 3D, which will give new meaning to the term “freehand painting”.
The technology of 3D pen
We can compare this pen with a heat gun or silicone as it has a similar performance, with the difference that the filaments plastic pen produces are much thinner, robust and faster drying.
These filaments are PLA and ABS plastic, the same as using 3D printers for their designs, and they melt in the pen tip, but dry quickly, however it is recommended to handle these items with care to avoid burns. Unlike 3D printers, where certain programming skills are required and manage your software with this pen creativity and inspiration of the artist is only necessary to obtain the desired design; it’s worth noting that requires a bit of practice as the technique is mastered.
3Dooler and LIX, 2 pens 3D models
At present there are two models of such pens: the 3Dooler and LIX, each with very special characteristics.
3Dooler resembles one of those guns because of their thick glaze without resulting in the uncomfortable; was the first prototype which was launched and operated by two buttons (Fast and Slow), which can regulate the way out the melted plastic pencil. This pen works by current and has an integrated tip that allows you to quickly cool and dry the plastic as it exits fan.
The LIX was created by designer Anton Suvorov and presents a stylized form that emulates an ordinary pen, with a size of just over 16 inches long by 1.3 thick and only 35 grams . This pen incorporates within it a small electrical resistance reaches 150 degrees centigrade and heated plastic bars are about 10 inches long, equivalent to 2 minutes drawing in air. The energy produced by a cable that can be connected to a USB 3.0 port on any computer, which is another big advantage to consume low levels of energy.