3Dsimo Is The Future Proof 3D Printer Pen

    October 15, 2013
    Zach Walton
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Earlier this year, a 3D printer pen called the 3Doodler took to Kickstarter asking for a modest $30,000. As it turns out, people really liked the idea of being able to create 3D printed objects with only a pen and the project ended up raising over $2.3 million. Now another 3D printer pen is asking for your support, but don’t think it’s just a carbon copy of the 3Doodler.

Say hello to the 3Dsimo – a 3D printing pen that acts as a multi-material digital 3D printer. In other words, it supports almost every major material used in 3D printers today, such as ABS, PLA, PVA and nylon. It also sports a digital display that allows you to customize a number of parameters, including temperature customization.

The 3Dsimo team also claims that its pen is future proof in that it will be able to support any new materials that are introduced in the future. It supports the standard 1.75 mm width that’s used in 3D printers today, and a user’s ability to customize its internal temperature will ensure that it can melt almost any new materials.

So, how much will the 3Dsimo set you back? Right now, the team is offering the full retail package, which includes then pen, three ABS strings and 3 PLA strings, for $75. After they sell through 100 of these packages, the price goes up to $85. If you’re really into the 3Dsimo, you can pay $1,499 to get 20 3Dsimo pens to share or even sell.

The team’s Indiegogo campaign just started, but they’ve managed to raise a little over $2,000 of their requested $20,000 goal. Even if they don’t reach that goal, they will get all the funds raised between now and when the campaign ends on November 11.

[h/t: 3ders] [Image: 3Dsimo/Indiegogo]
  • ira levin

    Where I come from, that’s called a hot glue gun.

    • http://www.webpronews.com/author/zach-walton Zach Walton

      3D drawing pens obviously took a cue from glue guns, but they are unique in the fact that you can build structures with them as the melted plastic immediately hardens after being extruded. It’s a great way to get 3D printing technologies in the hand of more people as a handheld extruder is more affordable than an actual 3D printer.

      • ira levin

        That sounds like an innovation in the glue, not the glue gun.

      • David

        Hello all friends of 3Dsimo. The campaign has been founded again for 30 days on this address: http://igg.me/at/3dsimoo/x/3721646

        due to few requests from customers to restore the campaign.

        We are still working hard on the project and yet on Friday

        we will make public a sketch of final design of 3Dsimo that will be ergonomic and aesthetic (on the design is working a budding designer).

        Thank you for supporting our project.