By now, 3D printers have become less of a novelty and more of a common tool in many businesses. However, they’re still not the kind of thing you could easily buy off the shelves, let alone use when you need or want to. Access to 3D printers is still limited to makers, modders, and hobbyists, leaving out creatives who simply dream of the future. 3Doodler has just brought the future into the present with its 3Doodler PRO+ pen which features support for a wider range of materials including, for the first time, metal and wood.
3D printing pens are not exactly new, but while they are popular especially with younger users, the applications are not as wide as a conventional 3D printer. You may be limited to creating things that can be drawn in the air, as well as the usual PLA and ABS plastics. The 3Doodler PRO+ still has that drawing requirement, but now it makes most of the stops when it comes to material.
It may surprise you, but the 3Doodler PRO+ can “print” other materials such as wood, copper, bronze, and even nylon. These still come on familiar plastic sticks so you don’t have to relearn what you already know. With these new materials, you can 3D print just about anything, from sculptures to prototypes to costume parts.
However, the new features do not end there. The pen has been redesigned with not only a more ergonomic shape, but also a surface display that takes the guesswork out of pen setup. The 3Doodler’s unique dual drive system has also been improved, and for the first time, the magnetic bottom makes it easy to look inside the pen.
What hasn’t changed is the freedom of expression that a 3D printing pen offers. All you need is to let your imagination run wild. You may also need to save $249.99 for a 3Doodler PRO+ game, available now on the company’s website and on Amazon.com.