Jun 23, 2015 | By Simon

Although they may not have taken off into the mainstream as much as desktop 3D printers have, 3D printing pens - such as the 3Doodler, among others - have certainly garnered their own following since 3Doodler launched their first Kickstarter campaign in February of 2013.

The pens, which feature a hot-end that is capable of extruding filament similar to the print heads found in fused deposition modeling (FDM) 3D printers, are used to create hand sketches that are capable of leaping into the third dimension.

And while the 3Doodler might have been the first to the market, it is far from being the only 3D printing pen on the market.  Among others is the 3DSimo from the company of the same name which aims to be a ‘next generation’ 3D pen that is able to adapt to a rapidly developing market with a variety of materials for 3D printing.  Among other capabilities include the ability to create models that glow in the dark or models that change color based on temperature changes.     

Today, the Czech Republic-based company announced that they are taking everything that’s great about the 3DSimo and are re-packaging it into a much smaller offering that ‘packs a punch’ in an even more pocket-friendly design.  They are hoping to fund the production of the design through a Kickstarter campaign that has already raised more than $11,000 of the $70,000 goal within hours of launching.    

While the original 3DSimo featured an ergonomic and user friendly design, the 3D SIMO Mini is significantly smaller yet is still capable of heating up to 490 degrees C and also works with several types of materials.  In addition to the 3D printing capability, like its original namesake the pen also features other functions including burning, soldering, foam cutting, and more.  

"We created the 3DSimo Mini to be the ultimate creator's tool," says David Paskevic, CEO of 3DSimo. "It is more than a 3D printing pen. Immediate uses include extensions for burning, foam cutting and soldering. In the future, we will incorporate additional functionality to the pen such as like drilling, making it a practical tool for creators of any skill set. The Mini is a tool that can be used for all creative projects."

In addition to being more compact than the original, the Mini is also smarter; the design communicates via Bluetooth with a free smartphone app (iOS and Android) which can be used to control various settings on the device including functions, temperatures and material types.  

Included with a 3DSimo Mini will be a micro-USB cable to wall charger, 3D printing nozzle and enough material to get started creating your first project.  For those who can get in on the early bird pricing, the 3DSimo Mini will cost just $89 for the basic model - not a bad deal considering that it has multi-tool capabilities.  

 

 

 

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Leo wrote at 2/28/2017 6:43:21 PM:

I've got a 3dsimo mini and I'm not sure where to get more materials

Gary Symonds Kickstarter Backer 1495 wrote at 12/4/2016 12:17:08 AM:

DON'T BUY THE 3D SIMO PRODUCT!! THEY SCREWED THEIR KICKSTARTER BACKERS BY NOT DELIVERING THE BACKED PRODUCT AND IGNORING ALL EMAIL INQUIRES AS TO WHEN PRODUCT WILL BE DELIVERED! I AM BACKER #1495 AND HAVE WAITED OVER A YEAR FOR THEM TO DO THE RIGHT THING. I HAVE NOT RECEIVED A SINGLE RESPONSE TO MY MANY EMAILED QUESTIONS SINCE AUGUST!!! DO NOT SUPPORT THIS THIEVING COMPANY!!!

Brilliant wrote at 1/27/2016 6:20:18 PM:

I recently came across this product and recognized it for its flawless intuitive design. This will help me revolutionize the world.

Divakar Shukla wrote at 10/30/2015 5:42:04 AM:

More info should be added in detail

craig wrote at 6/23/2015 9:55:19 PM:

Isn't this the same company as these campaigns: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/3dsimo-the-next-generation-of-3d-pens--4#/comments https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/3dsimo-the-next-generation-of-3d-pens#/comments https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/3dsimo-the-amazing-3d-pen#/comments If so then these guys are just scamming most people. 4 campaigns and still haven't fulfilled the first 3? Shame shame.



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