WobbleWorks has developed the world’s first 3D printing pen called 3Doodler which uses ABS plastic (the material used by many 3D printers) to draws in the air or on surfaces.
3Doodler is compact and easy to use, and requires no software or computers. User needs to just plug it into a power socket and can start drawing anything within minutes.
The 3Doodler pen is 180mm by 24mm. The pen weighs less than 200 grams or 7 ounces (the weight of a typical apple), although the exact weight will depend on the final shell specifications once in production and it will work just fine on 110v or 240v power supply. The metal tip of the 3D printing pen can get as hot as 270C. The 3Doodler uses 3mm ABS or PLA plastic as its “ink” – just like a 3D printer.
As 3Doodler draws, it extrudes heated plastic, which quickly cools and solidifies into a strong stable structure. This allows user to build an infinite variety of shapes and items with ease. Most people will instantly be able to trace objects on paper, and after only a few hours of practice user will be able to make far more intricate objects.
3Doodles can be created as flat forms and peeled off a piece of paper, as freestyle 3D objects, or in separate parts, ready to be joined together using the 3Doodler. It works on almost any surface, including plastic, allowing users to personalize items such as iPhone cases, or anything else they feel like 3Doodling on. 3Doodler can even be used for minor repair work.