It might surprise you if I tell you that you can now create object in 3d with a PEN!!!! Wondering how??
Yes, there is a new technology in the market and people are going crazy over it.
You might be an artist or some other person, it doesn’t matter.WHAT??Because with the help of 3d pen you are going to amaze people around you.You can really enhance your creativity to a new level with the help of a 3d pen.In this article, I am going to tell you about the best list of 3d pen 2017.
Before that let me give you a short description of what actually a 3d pen technology is?
Also How you can make 3d creation with a pen?
Table of Contents
- 1 Best 3D Printing Pens in 2017
- 1.1 1. Scribbler 3D Printing Pen V3– World’s First 3d pen
- 1.2 2. Lix 3D Smart Pen– Most Smallest and Smartest 3D Pen out there
- 1.3 3. 7TECH 3D Printing Pen
- 1.4 4. CCbetter Intelligent Pen
- 1.5 5. Lay3r 3D Printing Pen– Best 3D Pen for Kids
- 1.6 6. GENESIS 3D Printing Pen Review
- 1.7 7. 3Doodler 3d Printing Pen– Comes with 50 Stands of Plastic
- 1.8 8. Glyby Intelligent 3D Printing Pen
- 1.9 9. CreoPop 3D Printing Pen– Cordless 3D Pen
- 1.10 10. 3Doodler 2.0– (Not as good as version 1 in some aspects)
- 1.11 3d Pen Buyer’s Guide
- 1.12 What Can You Do With a 3D pen?
- 1.13 Types of a 3d pen
- 1.14 Working Mechanism for a 3d Printing Pen ?
- 1.15 3D plastic pen vs. Cool Ink pen
- 1.16 Additional Features
- 1.17 Conclusion – Wrapping it up
- 1.18 Share this:
What the heck is a 3D pen?
A 3d pen is similar in look with a normal pen or pencil, however, it uses plastic rather than using customary lead or ink.
It uses plastic to draw objects. You heard it!!
Is not it weird?
I think so, but that’s how a 3d pen works for drawing 3d objects.
Now if you are hearing 3d pen it for the first time then you might be wondering whether it would be too difficult to use a 3d pen? (I was also: P)
But to your surprise, it is not the case.
You can use a 3d pen with a lot of ease. There is not much of rocket science behind using a 3d pen.
Off course, you need to hold it just like a traditional pen or pencil you do and that’s all.
So how to find a best 3d pen among 100s of 3d pens?
Well, don’t worry!! You have landed on the right page.
I am going to review about the best 3d pens which are available in the market right now!!!
I bet you it is going to be the best buyers guide on the internet about 3d pens.
Because 3d pen is all about creativity and making application with it.
Best 3D Printing Pens in 2017
It can be very hectic process for you to find the best 3d pen in 2017 if you are not much experienced with it. So, I have brought down a great list of best 10 3d pens which clearly stands out from the others in the market. I will tell about each 3d pen first with a short intro and then tell about their features. It will not only give you a better idea about the 3d pen but also present you a better view of buying the product.
Okay, let me now tell you the best 3d pens 2017 without any further delay.
|Pen Name||Weight||Dimensions||LCD Screen|
|Scribbler 3D Pen V3||67 grams||6 x 2 x 4 inches||Yes|
|LIX Smart Pen||40 grams||6.4 x 0.5 x 0.5 inches||LED Heat Indicator||Check Price [Currently Unavailable]|
|7TECH 3D Printing Pen||65 grams||7.3 x 1.6 x 1.1 inches||Yes|
|ccbetter Intelligent 3D Pen||55 grams||7 x 0.9 x 0.9 inches||Yes|
|Lay3r 3D Pen||0.8 lbs||5 x 1 x 1.2 inches||No|
|GENESIS 3D Printing Pen||48 grams||7.9 x 5 x 3 inches||Yes|
|3Doodler Pen||130 grams||7.5 x 1.5 x 4 inches||No|
|Glyby Intelligent 3D Printing Pen||68 grams||8.5 x 6.5 x 2.5 inches||No|
|CreoPop Cordless Pen||0.7 pounds||7 x 1.2 x 1.2 inches||No|
|3Doodler 2.0||50 grams||7.4 x 1.7 x 1.7 inches||No|
1. Scribbler 3D Printing Pen V3– World’s First 3d pen
Our first choice for this epic list of best 3d pens is Scribbler V3. It is a renovate version of its ancestor Scribbler pen series. Scribbler 3d pen claims to be the world’s first 3d pen. Till now 3 version of scribbler has already come. It has really made a great buzz in the 3d market because of its quality. Apart from providing a great quality in its service scribbler 3d pen has an awesome hardware build design. You will certainly in love with its design and quality. It provides a fluent way of making 3d objects.
Scribbler 3d pen comes with various color options to choose from. You can also use filaments of different colors with this 3d pen. The available colors for Scribbler 3d pen are Blue, Purple, Red, Green, White (Umm. How do I suppose to show you that!! text background is white offcourse) and Yellow. So not only the quality it also provides you various color options to truly enhance your artistic skills.
Now I would like to talk about the test which we performed for Scribbler V3 3d pen.
See, how you can be awesome with the Scribbler Pen?
Being the first 3d pen of the world, Scribbler 3d pen has really enhanced its quality over the years. During our test, we did not find any much concern issue. It passed out all the test that we performed on it. Okay!! I will be more hones to you. If you are a person who loves to draw in traditional way then it will take time for you to adjust in the environment of Scribbler 3dpen. This is not a specific 3d pen issue because all 3d pens comes with learning curve.
Rest I can assure you, this is going to be one of the best 3d pen you will ever buy.
2. Lix 3D Smart Pen– Most Smallest and Smartest 3D Pen out there
Lix 3d smart pen took the whole 3d pens world to a storm when it announced the world’s smallest 3d pen ever made. Not only artists but also critics of 3d pen has a high praise for its quality and easiness to use. Lix marketed its product through Kickstarter campaign and raised more than £731,690 . Initially it was not available for consumers to buy but now it is available to buy. You can order it now.
We at MyBestReviewss tried to have one Lix 3d pen recently for reviewing. We are really glad that company accepted our request for a review unit.
Maybe after seeing our previous work??
Or may be seeing our dedicated review team. You never know, Nevertheless cheers for it to the Lix.
Okay!! Now let me get you a feel of world’s smallest 3d pen– Lix 3d pen. It is also known as a manual micro 3d printer .
I would also like to have your attention on its hardware design. I must say, it is one of the best 3d pen design ever made in the 3d pens history. Thanks to the designer team of lix 3d pen .
There is a big difference in the lix 3d pen and most of the other 3d pen available in the market. Unlike the other 3d pens it comes with an option to charge via a USB cable. If you are familiar with 3d pens then you will notice that most of the 3d pens needs power through a power brick. This power brick takes electricity from an outlet. So if you go for Lix 3d pens, you don’t have to plug into outlet every time.
It can be charged by a USB cable.
Now that’s really a monstrous difference!!!
You can even use a Power Bank to charge it. That makes it usable even if you are out of electricity.
Is not it awesome??
How can you use this 3d pen effectively?
You don’t need to train yourself to use Lix 3d pen. Everything is so user friendly that from the first day itself you will fall in love with it. It will take couple of minutes to heat up. There are LED lights on Lix 3d pen which tell you when it’s got the full temperature. Then you can insert the plastic material or in 3d pen world thin filament in the back end. The tiny hole for inserting thin filament is located next to the power port. So, I guess you will not have any difficulty finding in that.Should I talk about cons of lix 3d pen? During our testing, we didn’t find any flaws in it. Bottom up to Lix 😛
So if you are looking for best 3d pens in the market which is good in quality and also the smallest then Lix 3d pens is your choice.
7 TECH 3D printing pen is another big name in the 3d pens industry. Seeing the heavier and bulkier nature of 3d pens here and there 7TECH team came with the concept of user friendly and easy to use 3d pen. It works on the silent mode and doesn’t create any kind of noise while working. Apart from it, 7 TECH 3D pen comes with a number of advanced features that makes it stand out from the other 3D pens. Let’s dig more info about this amazing 3D pen.
Is this enough?
If yes then its fine otherwise here is another awesome feature.
After knowing this feature, I bet you that you cannot resist yourself for buying this incredible 3d pen.
Don’t believe me?
Suppose you are a newbie with 3d pens. So in most of the cases, you will have comparatively slow drawing speed than the experienced fellows. So you will find it hard to draw the object in the beginning. So here what can you do, just try to make a hold on the its operating speed for drawing.
Is not it amazing?
It will not only give you better control over drawing 3d objects but also give you a better control over the filament consumption.
Hmmm… That was a deep man.
Now I would stop praising it and shift your focus onto pitfalls of the 7TECH 3d pen.
Overall 7 TECH 3D Printing Pen is one of the awesome 3D printing pen available. Although it have its downside but extrusion control feature certainly overcomes its pitfall. Moreover it depends person to person, what they want.
I would go for 7 TECH 3D- the Top 3d pen, if I am somewhat familiar with the 3d printing pen world.
Here is the quick snapshot of all pros & cons, I just discussed with you.
Here comes another big giant from the 3d printing world. CCbetter intelligent pen is the same 3d pen which is also known as JoyLuxy intelligent 3D. This intelligent pen is one of the best 3D pens in 2017. Great thing is that we were fortunate enough to get a review unit of this amazing 3d pen. This is a 3D pen which has all the features that a 3D pen should have.
Okay. Now let’s have a look at the CCbetter Intelligent 3D pen from Joyluxy.
When you will open the packed sleek box of CCbetter then you will find that it is similar in size to your smartphone. Inside the box, I can see a power brick for power supply. Other then the power brick there are 2 supplied PLA filaments.
Don’t worry about the filaments.
You can buy one another time when you need. In our received box Joyluxy was kind enough to include a stand for 3d pen, so that I can put it there whenever it is not in use. One thing you will notice that it is equally good for newbie as well as the veteran artists.
I hesitate to say the downside of Joyluxy because it is actually not the one. If I talk about performance then it surpassed all the target we have set for it, in every test.
If you are a person who is looking for great quality 3d pen at affordable price then this is the must have a 3d pen for you.
5. Lay3r 3D Printing Pen– Best 3D Pen for Kids
When we tested Lay3r 3d pen, we were all shell shocked!!!
It reminds us of an old saying that says..
NEVER EVER JUDGE A BOOK BY ITS COVER.
Now I can only say this::: This is an amazing product.
Okay. Now I will no longer want you all to keep in a surprise. Let’s dig more details about this amazing (really!!!) product.
It is different from the other product which we have reviewed in the 3d pen series. It is oddly large.
Don’t just walk away from this product because so were we. Opposed to its big size it is really good in handling and not heavy as it seems. You can easily use Lay3r 3d pen without any hassle.
Now here comes a unique advantage over most of the 3d pen available in the market. This is the main reason why I was ready to include this 3d pen in this post.
Even if you are of 12 years, then you can also use the Lay3r 3d pen without making any serious error.
This 3d pen is suitable for people of all ages.
You can be a new coming artist or a veteran artist, it doesn’t matter. The handling of this 3d pen is so easy that anyone can easily handle this 3d pen. You don’t require special skill to handle this amazing (Now you will agree with me) 3d pen.
Last but not the least feature.
Overall Lay3r is one of the best demanding 3d pen available in the market. It is worth of every penny.
Genesis 3d printing pen is another great name in the 3d pen world. The same company Lasso Labs that made Genesis is also popular for making great 3d printers. Now Lasso labs has launched a its first ever 3d pen named as Genesis. Currently the 3d pens market is going saturated with every passing day.
So let’s see how it stands out from the crowd.
Genesis 3D pen has a great design which is really eye pleasing. It doesn’t have a tag like smallest 3d pen as Lix 3D printing pen have but in terms of providing quality it is not a single penny behind. Genesis 3d pen has different color options to choose from. We got our hands on its black unit.
This is one of the rare 3d pen which is able to perform above average in most of our tests. It has really impressed with its great performance.
7. 3Doodler 3d Printing Pen– Comes with 50 Stands of Plastic
3Doodler is the next 3d printing pen in our list.
Would you believe me if I tell you that this amazing 3d pen comes with 50 filament? You heard it right. It’s 50.
I guess you will not.
But trust me!!
It is indeed 110% true.
It comes with 50 plastic filaments.
If I talk about its design then it is similar to the quality of big giant lix 3d printing pen which I have already reviewed earlier in this post. I was just shocked when I found 50 plastic filaments with it. I double checked whether I got it mistakenly or not. To my surprise, it was not by mistake. 3Doodler 3d pen indeed comes with 50 plastic filaments. The quality of these filament is also of top notch. They are quite easy to replace and the filament don’t get clogged easily.
Next in the series of best 3d pens is Glyby Intelligent 3d printing pen. It is considered to be one of the best 3d printing pen available in the market. In terms of look I would not say that it is as pleasant as Lix 3D pen earlier discussed but when it comes to performing the task it intends to do then there is no look behind. It gives remarkable well performance in every test we performed.
This Glyby intelligent 3d printing pen world’s cheapest 3d printing pen. It will cost you around 50$ only.
It is really a great 3d printing pen designed for kids. At its price, you cannot complain for more. It has all the 3d pen features to keep the children busy for a long time. This 3d printing pen will help your kid to develop their creative mind and will open new horizon.
So, at the end I would like to say, if you are looking for buying 3d pens for your kids then this you should definitely opt for this Glyby 3d pen.
9. CreoPop 3D Printing Pen– Cordless 3D Pen
So as of now, we have already discussed world’s smallest 3d pen, world’s best 3d printing pen for kids and many other.
Umm… I am wondering!!!
Will this best 3d pens list going to end like this only??
Here comes a unique 3d printing pen, which is nowhere similar to the above 3d pens in any aspects. Yes!! You heard it.
Most of the 3d printing pen suffer from the heating problem because they need to melt the plastic to keep the 3d pen going.
Now, just imagine.
What will happen if there is no need to heat up the plastic??
P.S. : Kindly do take your time to imagine. 🙂
There will not be any heating issue with a 3d printing pen whatsoever. It is as simple as that.
CreoPop 3d cordless printing pen is based on the same philosophy. It doesn’t require heating up the plastic for working.
So what will happen if there is no heating issue with the pen?
You can work as long as you want. Also, this will open thousands of other possibilities.
Now I will take you through the concept that CreoPop 3d printing pen uses for working.
So I can see there will be another benefit as well by this pen. You can give this 3d printing pen to any kid without worrying about any heating problems.
Rest I can assure you. It is another big unique thing is the 3d printing pen world. Go for it.
10. 3Doodler 2.0– (Not as good as version 1 in some aspects)
Earlier I have reviewed about 3Doodler version 1.0. Now this is successor of the 3Doodler 3d printing pen.
This version of 3Doodler has made some significant improvement over the previous version. The look has been redesigned and looks quite sophisticated.
This version also comes with 50 plastic filaments. That’s really great things by company for its customers. However you can buy filament anytime if you want. In the 50 plastic filament you will find 25 of type ABS plastic and remaining 25 are of type PLA.
If you are looking for a stylish and highly useful 3d printing pen then 3Doodler is your top choice.
3d Pen Buyer’s Guide
Now you are familiar with the top 3d printing pen of the world. In this buyers guide section, I will introduce you to the functioning and some other applications of 3d pens.
What Can You Do With a 3D pen?
The 3d pen is useful to you in thousands of ways.
Let me talk all things one by one.I hope you agree with me when I tell you that your presentation or proposal will look damn attractive and powerful if you do with a 3d physical object.
Although this 3d pen technology is a new concept in the market, but the market has a good competition for 3d pens. You will literally find hundreds of choices for a single 3d pen.
Types of a 3d pen
3d pens are basically of two types viz. Plastic pen and ink pen. Both are good pens depending upon the circumstances.
- Plastic Filament 3D Pen
This 3d pen uses plastic filament as an ink to it. If you are familiar with hot glue gun then you will find this 3d pen similar to the glue gun. By using this pen , you can draw on any surface and in air. It really help you to create 3d object in real time. All you need is good creative mind skill. 3d pen will unleash your all hidden potential.
- Ink Pens
In plastic 3d pen, plastic needs to be melt. This sometime create the temperature problem while using. But with the ink 3d pen, there are no such problem. These kind of 3d pen are best suitable for young people specially kids. If your kids or younger loves to use 3d pen. Then you should look for these kind of 3d pens for them.
Working Mechanism for a 3d Printing Pen ?
I want to make you clear that 3d pen is nowhere related to a 3d printer. Although there is similarity but we cannot associate these two things together.
Similar is that both uses the heating concept in them.
In 3d printer software guides towards making an 3d objects and in case of a 3d pen we guide it by our hand.
3d pen works on almost all the surfaces. So, you will not face any difficulty whether you are inside an open room or in a closed room.
Awesome!! Is not it.
Well don’t be too shocked because we have watched amazing technology in the earlier too. Like the glue gun, which operates on the same concept as the 3d pen.
3d pen has different variant and comes with different color option.It’s the must have tool for you if you are looking to unleash your creativity and your artistic skills.
If I talk about plastic filament and design then there are lots of model available in the market. New model are having different look than the old 3d printing pen models. Especially lix 3d printing has revolutionized the look of 3d printing pens. And if we talk about 3Doodler then it used plastic filament ABS and PLA. You can know more about the difference here. This makes 3Doodler to work in the open air as well.
Lix 3d smallest pen was the first project who started funding before the actual production on kickstarter site. 3Doodler has also given notable contribution in 3d printing pen world. Being the first 3d printing printer of the world, it has done its full effort to bring 3d printing in manual control. There are many other projects going on in the 3d printing world. One of such is Lix tiny 3D project which is in the construction mode from the years now. Seeing all these things, one can have hard time finding the best 3d printing pen in the world. That’s why we decided to review best 3d pens with all their pros and cons.
Till now I can see only 2 notable improvement in the 3d printing pen world. One is the first one, plastic filament and other is cool ink pen. These are only two but seeing such short age of 3d printing pens world, things can be understandable. As we know
Better things take time to happen.
3D plastic pen vs. Cool Ink pen
There are currently two 3d printing pen companies which has major share in the market. These are viz. 3Doodler and Scribbler. Both use plastic filament as an ink supply to the 3d printing pen. Heating was the major problem which every 3d printing pen has suffered in it. In the September 2015, CreoPop 3d printing pen came into the market with cool ink pen. It has really taken all the big giants into a surprise by its polymer technology. Because of the no heating problem in CreoPop, we can also give them to kids.
You can go for plastic filament ink or go for polymer cool ink, it totally depends upon your need. If you are looking to experience 3d pens then I would like to recommend you to 3d plastic pens. And if you are looking for long hour projects then cool ink 3d pens are your top choice.
Drawing 3d objects in real time is the basic function of 3D printing pens. But if you are looking to jump into 3d printing world then you need to have some additional feature in the product. Same applies for the customers. If I want to buy a 3d printing pen then I would look for some additional attractive features which company is providing with basic functionalities. I would like to mention some points here which we felt that they give edge to any 3d printing pen.
- Type of control: If any 3d printing pen is providing more control over the pen then its definitely a great thing. One of the best example of this can extrusion speed control provided by ##### printing pen. It not only control the speed of 3d printing drawing but also lessen the unnecessary flow of the ink. It also give user control over operating temperature. More control also enhances 3d printing experience and opens some unknown horizons for users.
- Design: A modern sleek design of 3d pen is today’s need. 3d printing companies are finding it hard to deliver look with the quality. Lix even promised to make tiny 3d pen but this project is under construction from years. I doubt if it even see the sunlight one day. One has to have good hand control over a 3d printing pen but seeing the current scenario I only see a handful of 3d pens which meets this demand. Flow of ink should be continuous and smooth. This also comes under design because if there is an unintended mistake in the design then you cannot make great 3d pen. Also one should also look for the weight of a 3d pen. If you are having hard time to handle it for a long time then there a serious problem. An appropriate and convenient design is what people look for.
- Filament type: Filament plays an important role in creation of a 3d object. Currently there are 4 variant for a plastic filament viz. Standard, Composite, Flexible, and Specialty. A filament should be easily replaceable. If it get stuck inside the pen then it would create problem in the long run. So always buy those filament which can be easily replaceable with other filament. Also try to make a good grip over the pen. Your grip also defines how good your object is going to be.
- Brand name: As we know 3Doodler company brought first 3d printer of the world into live. So obviously people will look to buy 3d pen from the same brand. You should be an intelligent buyer because it is not necessary that if a product is good from company then every product will be that good. You should check it from other prospective as well. Scribbler also provide the 6 month warranty. That also give user an added advantage. Lix is also an innovative company that has also made the company to make a big name for itself. If you are looking to buy a 3d pen then you should note down your requirement and then look for the 3d pen that provides these features. Also keep an eye on the cons of the product and analyze it.
As a great philosopher once said-
Everyone gonna heart you, you only have to find who deserves your sorrow.
- Check Reviews: Have you heard about word of mouth advertisement? This is one of the best and cheapest form of marketing. Recently in the country India, Reliance Jio successfully implemented this strategy for the promotion of their 4G plans. They were able to bag more than 5 M customers even before the launch. This clearly shows how effective word of mouth advertisement can be. However if you are looking for the same in case of 3d printing pen then in my opinion you will not get the honest and actual reviews. As we know 3d printing pen are not old to this world. So knowledge about these pens and their facility are limited to some persons. You may or may not get honest review by this. So my suggestion for you to go for some internet reviews across different-2 sites. In this way you can get some hones knowledge about any 3d pen. You can also go for reviews on Youtube.
Conclusion – Wrapping it up
If you are looking for school level project then I don’t think there can be any better option than 3d pens.
You can always go for a 3d printer but it will be a lot of investment for you. If things can go with a 3d pen then I don’t think there should be any problem. However I would still recommend going for a 3d printer if the project is being done at a large scale.
Hope you liked this list of best 3d pens.
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