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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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Features

  • 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 Pen, Uzone Creative 3D Printing Pen with 12 Colors Filament, LCD Display, Temperature & 8 Speed Printing Control, Safety Design, PLA & ABS, 3D Craft Pen Holiday Christmas Toys/Gifts for Kids, Black

£39.99
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Features

  • 【ADJUSTABLE 3D PRINTING PEN SPEED / 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. With adjustable temperature design, this 3D pen is extraordinarily friendly and safe while drawing. Provide ultimate and limitless creativity, use it to sketch, print or draw amazing three-dimensional masterpieces.
  • 【EASY TO USE & SAFE FOR KIDS】 -- Just plug in the power supply, insert the PLA filament into the hole after the 3D pen is warmed up, press the load filament button, and the filament can be extruded through the nozzle. It comes with 2 finger protectors to cover your thumb and index finger to avoid hurting during use, which can effectively protect your child's safety.
  • 【STANDARD MATERIAL】 -- Capable of using PLA and ABS filaments refill, and filaments diameter 1.75±0.02 mm. The 12-color PLA filaments we provide do not produce toxic substances during heating. You and your family can use it with peace of mind without polluting the environment. Non-toxic and odorless, high security.
  • 【LCD DISPLAY DESIGN】 -- Not only show the types of material you're using( ABS or PLA ), but also will display the temperature, for smoother operation and endless creation. At the same time, this 3D pen is also very suitable for parents and children to enjoy leisure time, to achieve your wonderful ideas.
  • 【SUITABLE FOR ADULTS AND CHILDREN】 -- Fantastic 3D printing pen is a perfect gift for kids to create 3D masterpieces, improve their spatial thinking ability and encourage their creative imagination. If you encounter any quality problems in the process of using the product, please contact our customer service, we will provide you with a solution within 24 hours, and we are responsible for product quality problems.

MYRIWELL 3D Pen Professional Creative 3D Printing Pen with 10 Colors Filaments 3D Drawing Craft Pen Holiday Christmas Toys/Gifts for Kids, White

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Features

  • 【Product Features】-RP-300B printing pen is a low-temperature 3D pen. It is connected with a USB power cord and can be used as long as the adapter meets 5V 1A.
  • 【Easy to use】-Just plug in the power supply, heat the 3D pen, insert the PCL filament into the hole, press the load filament button, and then extrude the filament through the nozzle.We randomly provide PCL filaments in 10 colors.
  • 【Material used】-It is more environmentally friendly to use PCL consumables. PCL consumables have a low melting point and are degradable and environmentally friendly materials. PCL (60-90℃) filament can be used to supplement, the diameter of filament is 1.75±0.02 mm. The 10-color PCL filament we provide does not produce toxic substances during the heating process. You and your family can rest assured to use it without polluting the environment. It is non-toxic, tasteless and safe.
  • 【Suitable for children】-The low-temperature 3D printing pen is the perfect gift for children to create masterpieces, improve their spatial thinking ability and stimulate their creativity and imagination. At the same time, this 3D pen is also very suitable for parents and children to enjoy leisure time and realize your wonderful ideas.

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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