It hasn’t taken long for the 3Doodler to win some respect. While it may have initially emerged as ‘3D printing light’, delegated for the crowd on a budget just looking to do some minor arts and crafts and play around a little, that image has certainly been dispelled. Yes, this is 3D printing on the more affordable and simple level, but we have seen designers producing some stunning and truly surprising work from fine art to a sculpture of a full-sized car.
Now, 3Doodler is going PRO as they target those engaged in serious prototyping, concept development, and more, looking toward architects, engineers, and artists. Not only is the 3Doodler PRO a more serious version of the 3D printing pen, it offers a range of alternative filaments that are going to have plenty of designers excited, with the ability now to use wood, copper, bronze, nylon, and polycarbonate, in addition to the over 65 compatible varieties of plastic filament already available in the 3Doodler line.
“Beyond the numerous upgrades, what really makes the PRO so unique is how the device and materials come together to answer the needs of professionals. When we started the 3Doodler journey back in 2013, we had world-leading architects telling us ‘I want to do this.’ ‘This’ was a quick wave of the pen in the air, with plastic solidifying in its wake,” said Maxwell Bogue, co-founder and CEO. “With new materials like polycarbonate that dream is a reality. The high-performance PRO can be used for the most advanced of purposes to bring concepts to life, and become an integral part of the creative process.”
- Tactile adjustable dials for temperature and speed
- Adjustable fan for user control over the cooling of the plastics
- LCD display to show the pen’s settings
- Re-engineered drive system to accommodate a host of exclusive new materials
Architects in particular should find the high-speed fan handy as it allows for a solid plastic structure to be printed, or painted, in the air in one movement. This should prove to be helpful in making blueprints—whether they are indeed airborne or on a surface.
“The 3Doodler has outsold any other 3D printing device on the global market. We now have pens specifically designed for crafters, adults, children, and with this, the most advanced pen ever, professionals,” said Daniel Cowen, Co-President. “Whether you’re eight or 80 years old, hobbyist or professional, the 3Doodler range of products has never been more inclusive. After being first to market, we are now pushing the boundaries of 3D creation to ever more users and use-cases.”
These pens also come in a ‘premium’ storage case with all of the accessories, to include a portable battery pack, nozzle set, DoodlePad, and 100 strands of specialty plastic. The 3Doodler PRO was released for sale on September 1, 2016, retailing at $249 from the MoMA Design Store. Soon, the new 3D printing pen will also be available from Barnes & Noble, Macy’s, Amazon, and delivered worldwide via 3DoodlerPRO.
Additional specs are as follows:
- Carbon fiber shell
- Temperature and speed adjustment: Adjust temperature from 100°C to 250°C, speed settings between 10% and 100%; all via tactile adjustable dials
- LCD display showing the desired temperature and indicators for each level
- Side switch to adjust the cooling fan: Off, Low or High
- A radically redesigned drive system for use with professional materials and filaments
- New larger drive to keep the PRO going for longer with more intensive use
Made by WobbleWorks, Inc. the original 3Doodler was created as a compact, user-friendly 3D printing pen that anyone could learn to use within minutes, enjoying freestyle sketching, working from templates, or making architectural models, and far more. Since the company began manufacturing the 3Doodler in 2013, they have sold over 750,000 units.
Check out the video below for some great tips on using this new 3D printing pen.