Jun 5, 2014

Now you can free yourself from boring 2D, 3D printing pen brings doodles and drawings to life. Just draw in the air and you'll be printing with plastic using 3D printing pen. Last year US start-up WobbleWorks developed the first generation 3D printing pen 3Doodler and received a lot of attention - it has raised $2.3 million in Kickstarter funding.

But you need to be careful when using 3Doodler: its nib melts plastic at 270 °C – as hot as a soldering iron. Introducing the CreoPop 3D Pen, a new generation 3D printing that lets you draw three-dimensional objects with ease.

Unlike 3Doodler that works like a hot-glue gun, the CreoPop uses 'cool ink', a light sensitive resin instead of melted plastic. The light-sensitive photopolymers hardens when exposed to an ultraviolet light source. The UV light is built into the pen and is similar in strength to regular sunlight. There are no hot parts and no bad smell.This makes the pen safe to use for both adults and children.

The company has got inks in many different colors and types: ink that glows-in-the-dark and ink that changes color with temperature. And they are also working on many other types including elastic, magnetic, body paint inks and ink that conduct electricity made for school science classes.

magnetic ink

conductive ink

elastic ink

body paint ink

Another difference compared to first generation 3D pens is that CreoPop is battery operated and charged through micro USB. So there is no power cord needed, you only need to have access to USB charging through a computer or adapter.

The project would be launching on Indiegogo before the end of June, according to the company's spokesman. The price of the CreoPop 3D Pen on Indiegogo will be USD 89 including 5 ink cartridges. Each ink cartridge can print a 14 meter line at 3mm diameter, and the pledge amount will be USD 2 (standard) and USD 3 (premium) per ink cartridge. The company expects to ship the first batch in Q1 2015.

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Amy wrote at 5/12/2015 10:56:44 AM:

I love the idea of this. Just placed a pre-order here goo.gl/izSIHt. Hoping to get my hands on it soon :)

afshin wrote at 6/12/2014 9:47:04 AM:

what is the Difference between Lix pen and this pen?

human wrote at 6/10/2014 8:51:41 PM:

ewwwwwwww, everything looks like it is excreted by an insect with rapidly solidifying Diarrhea. That shit is toxic. Please people, stop making shit.

michaelc wrote at 6/6/2014 8:25:11 PM:

Hah, the guy in the first video is holding it backwards in the last part where he is comparing the first prototype with the final model.

D.Bentley wrote at 6/5/2014 4:22:04 PM:

Are the various resins being used wholly non-Toxic varieties? If not, then this is NOT child safe. @Arquit: you get more UVA and UVB exposure stepping out into the sun than the UVB exposure from using a device like this.

jd90 wrote at 6/5/2014 3:51:28 PM:

Yeah, if they have to speed it up to make it look interesting for video, then it's not something the same customer would stand using. Most of the photopolymers I'm aware of have a bad smell. A tiny thread of melted plastic on skin hurts, but it's not dangerous. I've yet to get any skin damage. Anyone getting melted plastic anywhere near their eyes with a 3Doodler-like device have to do something terribly stupid to do that. This looks interesting, but I'd rather an arm system to mimic the Materael. (I can't find the video, I am sure it's an odd spelling of material built by a manufacturing robot.

francesco wrote at 6/5/2014 10:24:53 AM:

This is the demonstration that is possible made a UV 3d printer that use a reprap style mechanics!

Arquit wrote at 6/5/2014 9:47:02 AM:

Come on!! UV light. Super save for your skin and also for your un-protected eyes. I think I prefer the melted plastic on my skin than a potential melanoma or permanent eye damage

O-bumer wrote at 6/5/2014 9:16:42 AM:

Oh come on, you gotta be careful? Geez, people been using dangerous tools all the time, kitchen knives to cars including.

Jon S wrote at 6/5/2014 7:34:59 AM:

I get the impression that you have to draw very slowly. The only bits of the video that show it in use without being speeded up, look like the user is having to move very slowly. I hope that's not the case by the time it launches.

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