3D Printing Pen Kit For Kids – 3D Pen Set That Fits In Your Hand – Safe and Educational For Kids, Grown Ups – Easy To Use 3D Doodler Pen – Comes With All You Need In A Great Value Pack.

Now You Can Hold The Incredible Power of 3D Printing Between Your Fingers

This isn’t just a drawing tool – it’s a way to turn your dreams into 3D objects that you can see, touch, and hold in your hands. At the push of a button, you can “draw” in mid-air, creating an incredible 3D sculpture as easily as drawing a line on a paper.

Easy To Use – Even For Kids

The pen is incredibly easy to use, so your children can practice creativity and unleash their imagination in a 3D space. Just load up the pen with the included colorful plastic filament, push a button, and within seconds they’ll be able to create anything they put their minds to. It’s also educational, helping children to develop their spatial reasoning skills and think in three dimensions. The pen can also create complex designs and serious artwork, so it’s engaging for older teenagers and adults too.

Everything You Need In One Great Value Package

We’ve included everything you need to get started. Inside the package you’ll find:

1×3D printing pen
1×Power Adapter
1×Manual
1×Stand for the Pen
1xSpatula
6×3m 1.75mm PLA Filament
1×3D Print Removal Tool
5xPaper stencils

PLEASE READ:
– DO NOT touch the nib when using pen, it gets hot
– PLEASE UNLOAD the filament after use and turn off the power
– Children should use it with adults supervision
– CUT head of the filament before loading filament

We believe this is the easiest to use 3D pen available today, packed with full of content, and we want to you to experience it for yourself for 30 days – risk free. If you have have issues with it, please contact us to get replacement or full refund.

Unleash Your Imagination and Start Creating Incredible 3D Works Of Art – Pick Up This 3D Pen Today!

Product Features

  • CREATE INCREDIBLE 3D ART AT THE TOUCH OF A BUTTON: Drawing isn’t just for paper anymore! This 3D pen lets you easily draw in mid-air to create beautiful artwork that you can reach out and touch. Turn your dreams into real, 3D objects in a matter of minutes.
  • SPARK YOUR CHILDREN’S CREATIVITY: This is the ultimate creative toy for kids, and will capture their imagination for hours on end. It will develop their creative thinking and spatial reasoning skills, and also keep them incredibly entertained.
  • EASY TO USE FOR KIDS AND GROWN-UPS: Anyone can pick up this pen and get started immediately. Just choose a color, load it up, press the button and you’re ready to create incredible 3D art. It can create both simple shapes and complex designs, so it’s fun for both kids and adults.
  • SUPPORTS PLA & ABS FILAMENT AND COMES WITH EVERYTHING YOU NEED: This package includes the 3D pen, a high quality power adaptor, a protective PET sheet to create your artwork on and to help easy drawing removal, templates to spark ideas, 18m of filament in six vibrant colors, and a spatula to remove your masterpiece from the surface when you’re done.
  • 100% MONEY BACK GUARANTEE: We want you to test out this 3D pen at home 30 days – risk free. If you aren’t satisfied with it for any reason, then simply contact us to get replacement or a full refund. We wan’t to hear how we can make our products better

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Why You Need a 3D Printer in Your Shop, and Why You Don't

Over the last decade, 3D printing has grown in popularity and decreased significantly in price. Even though 3D printing is a long way from bettering CNC machining in speed, materials, or reliability, additive manufacturing technology may have a place in everybody’s shop.

If you have a mill, why do you need a 3D printer in your shop?

Prototyping

3D printers were around long before they became a popular consumer product. In fact, 3D printers first emerged as prototyping machines in the 80’s. Engineers would utilize these machines much like car makers use clay models – to determine design, aesthetics, part fit, and a myriad of other details before investing in expensive molds, dies, or machining processes.

With Tormach machines, the world of prototyping is easier to access because you can create real, working prototypes out of the actual materials without breaking the bank. There are a number of Tormach customers with machines that have paid for themselves multiple times over just because of the money saved by prototyping in-house, rather than send designs to a contract shop.

So why do you still need a 3D printer?

While Tormach machine tools have lowered the barrier and cost of in-house prototyping, sometimes you still don’t want to commit time, effort, and material to a part before you know it will work. Because there is no CAM, no tool selection, and you’re dealing with plastic, 3D printing makes it easier to get a part rolling – even if it will be a substandard part.

Read: Settling the Debate: CNC vs 3DP

This allows you to go through some outlandish iterations and see a physical representation of your conceptual part(s) before committing more resources to it. Think of 3D printing as the real-life representation of a napkin sketch. When your prototype is ready to move to something more significant and provable, then your Tormach can do the heavy lifting with material and speed.

Workholding

Workholding is one of the most overlooked element so machining, unless you talk to a veteran machinist.

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In the world of machining, there are many different kinds of parts with a million different shapes that we run into. Milling out a set of soft jaws often remedies the challenge of cutting an odd-shaped part, but sometimes your part is a really odd shape or just can’t be held in a traditional manner, like a pipe elbow.

3D printing jaws for your vise or using custom-designed plastic structures for other workholding methods is an easy way to hold unique parts.

Read: Workholding of the Month: 3D Printed Fixtures

Here at Tormach, we sell a material for creating super soft jaws, but sometimes that isn’t quite the right fit for workholding. 3D printing allows you to take your CAD model and simply invert it to hold the exact shape of your part without much extra effort.

Why You Don’t Need a 3D Printer

3D printers have some fantastic capabilities that can potentially help you out in the world of machining, but depending on your situation, you might not really need one. After all, machining is much quicker, more reliable, and allows you to prototype in real materials – you can 3D print metal, but not for less than a few hundred thousand dollars.

Additive manufacturing has led to some interesting design revelations (as well as frustrations) in the world of designing for manufacturing, but most of what you can do on a 3D printer can be also be done on a CNC machine. And, if you ever want the part to be a saleable product someday, you’re going to have to face the limitations of machining when you go to production.

Adding a 3D printer to your arsenal of tools isn’t necessarily a bad idea, especially with their continually dropping prices, but depending on what you do in your shop, their impact may be minimal.

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Chris Fox

About Chris Fox

Chris comes from a publishing background with years of experience in science, technology, and engineering publications. Previously an editor with Product Design and Development and Gizmag, he has a keen eye on the maker community and the changing landscape of the world of prototyping, product development, and small-scale manufacturing. Chris has been working with clients to create Tormach’s customer success stories since 2013. Follow him on Twitter @TheChris_Fox and read his blog at thechrisfox.com

In summer STEM program, high school students design 3-D printed hands for kids in need

A new summer STEM program is giving high school students from across Western New York the opportunity to help kids in need through 3-D printing and design.

On Thursday, the lunchroom at Health Sciences Charter School in Buffalo bustled with the sounds of 45 excited high school students. They’d all been brought together for a new summer program focused on STEM education.

As the morning began, three young children took seats amongst the students, and teachers began to interview them.

“What do you like to do?” asked technology education teacher Ed Hawkins.

“I like to play,” replied an initially shy Katelyn McCarthy from Derby.

Like the other two children interviewed, Katelyn was born with one partial forearm and no hand. Her mother, Amy, described the nine year old as outgoing once she opens up, and said the things Katelyn has been able to do with one hand have not been “challenges,” just thing that take a little longer to learn.

“It’s definitely made her more determined,” said Amy. “It makes her try a whole lot harder at things. She doesn’t give up. She tries and tries and tries until she gets it. She recently learned how to tie her shoes, ride her bike – just things that took a little longer, but she learned how to do it.”

Katelyn has had prosthetics since she was an infant – some of which have been heavy or difficult to use. But come August, she’ll get a new light-weight prosthetic limb – 3-D printed, and designed by the students of the Hand in Hand program.

“In this program, kids are going to learn anatomy. They’re going to learn about an achievable biomedical career. They’re going to learn about opportunities that are right here in Western New York and they’re going to create something that’s going to help somebody, and somebody right in their neighborhood,” explained Cherie Messore, Executive Director of Western New York STEM.

WNY STEM is Hand in Hand’s leading organizer. Collaborating with AT&T, the University at Buffalo, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, and local schools, they put the call out for teachers and students interested in taking part in the program.

Ed Hawkins was one of them, and he ended up taking the lead educator role in Hand in Hand. Hawkins has a strong background in 3-D printing, having done it for years with his own students at Sweet Home Senior High School. And while he doesn’t have training in occupational therapy or medicine, Hawkins said getting to know the workings of the body so that he can teach students about it is all in looking at it from a technical perspective.

“It’s a biological system, but it’s really down to mechanics,” said Hawkins. “There’s hinges and tendons that work like cables. For myself, I try to break it down into a mechanical system.”

Hawkins also isn’t the only one teaching. Before they met Katelyn and the other recipients, the students met two occupational therapists who explained the realities of life with one hand. One of them even shared his personal experience as an amputee. From that training, students like future 11th grader Felice Masumbuko learned what’s important.

“You need to know math and science, like the geometry. You have to know the biometrics of your hands, eyes, all of that. Biometrics is examples like iris scans, retina scans, how the vessels are formed in your hand. You need to know all of that because even a slight mistake can mess up the whole product,” said Masumbuko.

After measurements of Katelyn and the other recipients’ limbs are taken, it’s time for the students to focus on the first steps in planning. While that happens, the children get a chance to visit a room down the hall filled with computers and 3-D printers – one of them cooling from a recent project, while another hums, slowly and carefully printing keepsake nametags for the students.

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The hands can be designed with various colors and customization like superhero and princess designs. Katelyn can’t be certain yet what color will be available, but she’s got something in mind.

“I really want it to be blue and pink,” she said.

Amy expects the new hand will help expand her daughter’s capability, and she appreciates what the Hand in Hand program offers both Katelyn and the students.

“She’s helping them see what they are creating and that it’s going to help her,” said Amy. “And I like that she’s going to be able to see how it’s done and how it’s created and how they’ve done it for her.”

The next step in the project is what Messore described as a “full court press” to design the hands, print prototypes, and get final products to a fabricator in East Aurora – all within the next week. Three hands will be created for the local children, and one for a child in India found through a community of 3D printers called e-NABLE – who coordinate projects like these around the world. And though it’s a short-term project, the impact of doing social good is already showing in students like soon-to-be 9th grader Cameren Hunley, who has begun to consider his own life.

“I look back when I see these children, I look back at my life and see all the things I did with these two hands,” said Hunley. “And then they have one, and it’s like, ‘What is it like to have one hand and not struggle to do things – things that other people do?’”

Cameren’s not the only one. Being a parent, as well as an educator, Ed Hawkins has quickly built an emotional connection to “Hand in Hand” and the children it will help.

“It’s cool to see these kids who have a significant deficit…they’re just like regular kids,” said a misty-eyed Hawkins. “We’re just trying to make it a little bit better.”

This story was produced with help from WBFO’s Dominic LoVallo.