Exploring the Exciting World of At Home 3D Printing
In recent years, 3D printing has gained popularity as a form of manufacturing that allows for precise, customizable creations. While 3D printing has been available for some time, the concept of at-home 3D printing is still relatively new and exciting. Many people believe that it will take time before at home 3D printing becomes available and affordable, but this is not the case. In fact, there are several products available now or in the near future that make at-home 3D printing accessible and affordable for everyone. This article will explore some of the most exciting options available in the world of at-home 3D printing.
The LIX 3D Printing Pen
One of the most popular options available in the 3D printing pen market is the LIX pen. Introduced in 2014, the LIX pen has gained popularity as the world’s smallest 3D printing pen. The LIX pen works by melting and cooling plastic material, allowing you to doodle your creation directly into the air. The pen can be charged using any USB port, so you won’t need to worry about keeping it charged. The LIX pen is compact and easy to use, making it an ideal choice for designers, architects, artists, and anyone with a creative flair.
The LIX pen is relatively affordable, costing $139.95 for the 3D pen. There is also a ballpoint pen version available for $59.95. While the LIX pen is not yet available for purchase, you can visit their website to sign up for notifications when it becomes available for purchase, and to pre-order the product.
The 3doodler Pen
Another popular choice in the 3D printing pen market is the 3doodler pen. The 3doodler is the world’s first 3D printing pen, and according to its makers, also the best. Like the LIX pen, the 3doodler works by heating and cooling the material, allowing you to draw your creation in mid-air.
The 3doodler pen is available for purchase right off of their website for around $99.99. What sets the 3doodler apart from its competitors is the wide range of accessories available for purchase. These include a storage stand for the pen, a foot pedal for longer projects, and more.
The 3doodler is relatively bulkier than the LIX pen, making it a little more difficult to handle. Additionally, it is not as portable as LIX and is not yet chargeable. However, 3doodler has announced that they will release a chargeable power source in the future, so this may not be an issue for long.
Cubify Cube 3D Printer
While the 3D printing pens may be a great entry point into 3D printing, the Cubify Cube 3D printer is for those who want to take their 3D printing to the next level. The Cube comes with a range of software that allows you to design and customize your creation, and a smartphone app that enables you to print directly from your phone.
While the Cubify Cube is not inexpensive, with a price tag of $999, it is one of the best deals for those serious about their 3D printing. It is also safe for kids ages eight and up to use, making it a great option for families.
In conclusion, 3D printing is becoming more accessible and affordable than ever before with products like the LIX pen, the 3doodler pen, and the Cubify Cube 3D printer. These products make it easy and convenient for people to explore their creative side and produce precise, customized 3D creations. It is an exciting time to be part of the world of 3D printing, and we can’t wait to see what new and innovative products will emerge in the future.