3D Pen Review

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3d PenThe 3D pen offers an interesting take on ‘3D printing’ in that you form part of the ‘printer’ by guiding the nozzle.

This 3D pen set comes with the pen, the power supply, some instructions and some sample plastics used by the pen.  There were 3 different colours included and replacements are easily available from Amazon.

The pen is comfortable to hold and has buttons to control the plastic wire feeding motor within comfortable reach.  The thin plastic ‘wire’ is fed into the top of the pen and once in place a press of a button draws the plastic in where it’s melted and pushed out of the pen tip.

During the process the pen stays comfortably cool, it’s just the pen tip you need to be vary careful with.  The instructions list this as suitable for use by children from 8 upwards, but it does seem like something you’ll want to supervise given the heated nib.

The heated plastic cools really quickly, there is little danger of it burning you once it’s away from the nib.  What you do with the plastic is the interesting part, you can try and ‘draw’ in the air, draw plastic objects on templates and stick them to each other or use paper as a structure to draw around.

Once you’ve finished you remove any remaining wire by pressing the back button.  On the pen tested this seemed a little temperamental, but once it started reversing the plastic quickly came free for use at a later date.

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Aerb Intelligent 3D Pen with LED Display,3D Printing Pen with USB Charging, 8 Speed Printing&Temperature Control, Interesting Gifts for All Age(New Gift Package)

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  • Adjustable speed and temperature: with 8 different speed levels, it is more accurate to control the filament extrusion speed. The temperature can be adjusted to melt different material. Led screen displays the real-time temperature
  • 【Advanced Technology】 This pen has been designed with advanced obstruction mechanism technology to prevent jamming. After leaving, the 3D wire is automatically retracted to prevent it from jamming. Residues are automatically excluded. Automatic sleep when not used for about 5 minutes.
  • 【Standard size friendly material】 Two modes compatible with 1.75mm PLA and ABS filament. The refill is standard size so you can purchase extra filaments when it runs out. The 3D pen is made with skin-friendly materials and the PLA material is non-toxic and odorless.
  • 【Creative gift for children and adults】 3D pen set as a creative gift for you, children over 8 years old, adults, artists, fans. This 3D pen allows you to create creative patterns without limits of imagination. Unlike other 3D printing pens, the Aerb 3D pen can also use the 5V / 2A power bank. You can draw your creation anywhere.
  • 【18 month warranty】 Supported with 18 month free replacement warranty and 30 day no refund reason. If you have any questions about the 3D pen, don't hesitate to contact our customer service.

3D Printing Pen, TECBOSS Intelligent 3D Pen with 2 Pack PLA Filaments, Compatible with PLA & ABS, LCD Display Great Arts Crafts Gift for Kids & Adults

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  • A Creative Automatic 3D Printing Pen - Helps children to improve spatial thinking, creativity and artistic skills. Designed for creative flat and 3d models, wonderful stress relief and an alternative to mindfulness colouring books. The only limit is your imagination. It is a good partner for you and your children to make art creation.
  • Environmentally Friendly Materials - Two modes compatible with 1.75mm PLA and ABS filament. Intelligent 3D Drawing Pen is made from skin-friendly materials, the refills and 3d pen has no strange smells. A green and comfortable way of art life. It is good for the health of your children.
  • Speed and Temperature Control - A LCD display with buttons for loading / unloading and adjusting the temperature and speed. 8 different speed options meet all of your needs. You can choose the mode according to your 3d pen refills. The tip of the 3d printer pen would not be clogged when you finished the masterwork.
  • LCD DISPLAY - The LCD display will not only show the types of material you’re using (ABS or PLA), but also display the temperature. So it becomes easy and convenient for you to get control of this 3D pen. To avoid blocking, residues are automatically excluded.
  • MUCH SAFER - It comes with 2 finger protectors to cover your thumb and index finger to avoid hurting during use. Since the tip of the pen will become hot while the pen’s working, it’s required children should use this pen under adults supervision.

3D Printing Pen, Parner 3D Pen with LCD Screen, Safe and Easy to Use 3D Pens for Kids Adults, 3D Drawing Pen with 16 Colors PLA Filament Refills. (3D Printing Pen)

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  • ❤Simple and Safe to Use: With the upgraded function, the 3D pen only need one button to load filament and one button to upload filament automatically, very easy for kids to use and relax their fingers. Automatic shut-off after few minutes of non-use for your safety
  • ❤Adjustable Temperature & Speed: Adjustable three printing temperature and speed modes, low speed(5-1), medium speed(5-2), high speed(5-3). You can choose the appropriate mode according to painting proficiency. Advanced LCD screen clearly display the corresponding speed
  • ❤Bonus You Will Get: Our 3D pen compatible with 1.75mm PLA or ABS filament. We provided 16 different colors of PLA filament refills, each color 10 feetPlease do not use other manufacturers' consumables, so as not to cause incompatibility
  • ❤USB port power supply: The Parner 3D pen can be charged by mobile power bank, computer, laptop, make it more convenient for you to drawing indoor and outdoor. (Make sure the current is 5V/2A)
  • ❤Best Gift & Customer Service: Want spend a quality time together with your kids? This is a perfect gift choice. Our Parner 3D pen provide the 24-hour professional customer service. So add to chart with confidence. Let our 3D printing pen helps your children to improve spatial thinking, cultivate creation and artistic skills.

Mark J Draper is a self-confessed gadget lover who forged a career in the telecommunication and utility industry while maintaining a hobby of writing and filming reviews that are published on YouTube and Reviewify.co.uk.

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