The 3Dsimo mini is a smarter, smaller 3D printing pen that includes soldering, burning and cutting tools in one package.
The 1.75 mm filament allows the 3D Pen to draw utilizing a variety of materials, with the temperature being controllable up to 260 degrees Celsius. ABS, PLA, fluorescent, translucent PETG, luminous, HIPS, laybrick, wood-like, thermochrome, carbon, flexible and metal filaments have all been tested with the 3Dsimo mini.
As a soldering iron the pen tip heats up in less than ten seconds to 490 degrees Celsius. The cutting extension looks small but can cut through a variety of thicknesses of polystyrene, Plexiglas, balsa wood and foam.
The user can control the temperature and the speed of the unit using 3Dsimo’s mobile apps, which are compatible with iOS, Android and Windows. Instructional videos, drawing templates and software updates are also available through the app. The 3D pen is powered by a cable through a 1.5 Amp USB connection, but a battery pack is available as an add-on option during the campaign.
This device is ideal for the makers who need flexibility in cutting, burning and soldering depending on their needs. 3Dsimo mini is running a very successful campaign on Kickstarter to fund production costs. The campaign has more than tripled its original goal of $35,000 and first units are expected to be shipped in March 2016.
Excerpts from Engineering.com/image courtesy of Kickstarter/video courtesy of Geekanoids