3D Pen, Pen Filaments
3D pens are becoming increasingly popular since they can be used to easily make three-dimensional objects in the air. The widely available, affordable, and the new technological device turns simple drawings into an exciting 3D experience and activity for the whole family. Especially children are being very impressed by it. Although the 3D pen is a great tool for children, as it helps to develop creativity, accuracy, and motor skills, you can use it to do much more than just paint and make children's models. With the 3D pen, the possibilities are endless!
What is a 3D pen and how is it used?
The 3D pen is similar to a classic pen, only slightly thicker, and has a hot tip that melts PLA and SILK filaments, similar to a glue gun. It is the latest technology in the field of 3D printing, which provides countless creative possibilities for children as well as for artists, architects, teachers, various makers... It can be drawn on any surface - paper, plastic, ceramics, glass, wood, etc. Simply insert the filament into a 3D pen, wait for it to heat up to the right temperature, and start creating. When you want to use a different color, simply change the filament and move on. Products created with a 3D pen take a few seconds to harden, but this way you can merge different shapes into three-dimensional space or attach other elements to your 3D products.
The most common use cases
The examples of using a 3D pen are endless. Whether used by a child or a professional, the 3D pen creates excitement, and imagination and encourages creativity. Below are just a few examples where the use of a pen is almost indispensable:
For painting, drawing, and making models
Children most often encounter the 3D pen through coloring and creating 3D drawings. With a little imagination and skill, they will quickly upgrade their knowledge and motor skills by making 3D models. So you can make figurines for playing board games, pendants, action heroes, cars, animals, candlesticks, Christmas tree decorations ...
As a learning aid
3D pens are a fun way for children to easily master the space perspective and to understand slightly more difficult imagined shapes (for example, geometric bodies, space, atoms, cell structure ...). This can make it a great tool for learning or making outstanding school projects. You know, if something is fun, it’s also a lot more memorable.
Jewelery and works of art
The 3D pen is also popular among artists and graphic designers, as it can quickly and easily create unique pieces of jewelry, fashion accessories, floral and other arrangements, architectural models with the appearance of metal, marble, gloss, or glitter ...
Modeling fascinates different generations. With the 3D pen, you can create completely new models according to your plans, from simple to demanding, so you can test your skills.
What is the difference between a 3D pen and a 3D printer?
The difference is obvious at first glance. The 3D pen is less accurate and suitable for making simplier products for both entertainment and professional use. It allows you to make any shape, without restrictions on shape and size. What you imagine, you can make in the next moment and change or correct immediately if necessary. Compared to the 3D pen, the 3D printer is designed to produce accurate models and prototypes with the help of appropriate programs. Once you draw the 3D model, it can no longer be changed, and printing may take longer. 3D printers are more accurate but have a limited print area, which means you can create smaller end products. There is also a difference in price, 3D pens are affordable and therefore very popular with all generations when 3D printers are more expensive and in some cases more suitable for slightly more experienced craftsmen. A 3D pen is a great tool for entering the world of 3D printing, learning about technology and the capabilities it offers.
Get to know a wide range of filaments for 3D pens
Drawing with a 3D pen uses similar filaments as for a 3D printer, which are often also compatible with most FDM printers. In our offer, you will find more than 50 filaments of different colors - classic, those with flowing color or glitter, filaments with imitation marble, metal, and even those that glow in the dark. The filaments are made of quality PLA plastic, which is a renewable and biodegradable material. The CE certificate ensures safety in use, which means that no toxic gases are released during melting. Our liquid filaments do not shrink and curl when used properly and do not clog the tip of the pen. The final products are environmentally friendly and recyclable. For enthusiastic creators, we also offer packages of various filaments, where you receive 5 different 50-grams color filaments.