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Any recommendations for a 3D pen?

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  • Any recommendations for a 3D pen?

    I'm wondering if anyone here uses a 3D pen like this one: I'm thinking having 1 might be useful when it comes to fixing prints. If you use 1, do you have any recommendations for which 1 to buy?

  • #2
    I bought one last year for the same reasons.

    A cheap 14 Euro set was my choice, which came with some grams of filament, which is - well - quite useless as you need the same colour of your print to fix things.

    In the end I used it once I got it. The result was decent. It had to fit letters into matching pockets and some of these thin wall lines where absence and created gabs in the surface, which I filled with the 3d pen.

    The nozzle was to big and even the same filament was a little discoloured, because of the different temperature. So I probably will not use it again.

    I used SuperGlue for broken PLA and acetone for broken ABS. So gab filling is the only thing I can imagine to use a pen for.


    • #3
      Thanks for the info.


      • #4
        I have used one a couple of times to "glue" 3d printed models together. I am not enough of an artist to use them freehand for building models. The one I own is the MYNT3D which I bought on Amazon. It was a bit more expensive than some of the pens and after using it for a while, as a fancy hot glue gun, I realized I could have purchased a less expensive model.


        • #5
          Just one time, my college friend had that 3d printed pen, and It was amazing, I want to try again,
          I think, She had SCRIB3D maybe, we haven't met together after lock down.


          • #6
            I think Irv's description of 3d pens comparing them to fancy glue guns is quite accurate in my experience. I bought a cheap one and tried it a bit till it jammed and I do not have the spirit to bother to fix it. Perhaps if it was of better quality I would find it useful.


            • #7
              Any opinions on the possibility of using a 3D pen to add some freeform artwork or text to a basic monochrome 3D printed model? Or as a cheap alternative to an IDEX or other dual extruder printer to occasionally add a bit of additional color to a print?


              • #8
                I bought a cheap one that sort of worked but I ended up agreeing with Dr. Vax. It is like trying to draw a picture with a glue gun.
                There is someone who does pretty good stuff with them on make anything. I'll look it up.