You have probably heard of the 3Doodler, the 3D printing pen that allows you to draw 3D designs in midair. The 3D pen was designed to make 3D printing designs possible, without the need for a 3D printer.
Since the 3Doodler first came out, the biggest complaint was the shape. The 3Doodler is big and bulky, making it awkward to handle and difficult to use.
The latest 3D printing pen, known as “The Lix,” offers a promising alternative. At half the width of the 3Doodler, the Lix is easier to use and more closely resembles an actual pen.
While the launch date for the Lix is still unofficial, it has been receiving a fair amount of the spotlight.
The Lix, in comparison with the 3Doodler, is not only slimmer but the buttons are located farther apart, making them easier to push. The Lix is compatible with ABS and PLA plastics which are fed through the top of the pen. The company will also be selling sticks of plastic to accompany the pen.
While it should go without saying, it’s important to note that the Lix is not a child’s toy – it becomes hot and emits fumes as it melts the plastics.
The startup company that developed the pens was established this year. Its founders, Delphine Eloise Wood, Anton Suvorov, and Ismail Baran, have backgrounds in technology and art.
The Lix 3D printing pen will debut on Kickstarter for $70 before selling for a full market price, estimated to be around $140.