A few years back no one even knew about 3d pens, but thanks to Max Bogue and Peter Dilworth who invented this and made the life of creative minds much better. Recently I had experience with 3doodler, which is the world’s first and best 3d pen brand and I was surprised by the results which I have explained in our buyer’s guide section. But before you get into that, let me first give you a short overview that what is 3d printing pen.
Well technically speaking, the 3d pen isn’t like an ordinary pen that we use in our daily life and it neither uses ink but plastic filaments. but yeah you can use it as an ordinary pen and it delivers different results as it allows you to use it in different ways. You might be wondering about it’s working mechanism. No worries, I have explained it down here.
How Does 3D printing Pen Work?
As I mentioned earlier, the 3d printing pen uses plastic to operate. All you need to do is put the plastic filament inside and it will heat up inside the pen as it comes with technology that heats up the plastic filament to an extent that it melts. The filaments come in different colors, you can choose the color of your choice.
Don’t compare it with a glue gun, the technology is similar but I must say “The 3d pen is on another level“. The best thing is that you can draw almost everything with it and it works on almost all surfaces. It adds another dimension to your work and it looks real. It’s kinda part of a 3d printer but the difference is 3d printer is controlled by a computer and the 3d pen is controlled by your hands. I mean isn’t 3d drawing pen dope?
As there are thousands of them out there in the market and you might be a beginner, it’s hard for you to make a perfect choice. You’re in the right place. I have compiled a list of best 3d pen 2020 that can help you out. So without further ado! let’s get straight into the 3d printing pen reviews.
Best 3D Pen Reviews 2020
Here is the list of best 3d pens in the market with all the information that you need for making the best choice. Have a look and bring your imagination to life.
1. 3Doodler Create 3D Pen Review
This is a new release of 3Doodler create from the makers of the world top 3D pens. It is the thinnest 3d pen in size, the lightest in weight and the most solid 3D pen made till date. If you compare it with others it has a top number of ranking in the above mention qualities.
It is coming in really impressive design with enhanced qualities of 3D printing. It gives smooth operation and really simple and easy to manage during working on your projects with the 3Doodler creator.
3Doodler comes with 0.7mm nozzle and 3mm 6 bundles of PLA and ABS filaments an idea book of 5 templates and AC adapter are suitable for use with this 3d pen. You know guys how does it really work? Just load up your filament inside the 3Doodler create and it would be heated to 240 degrees now what? Yes, it is ready to use now create what you want to design with your pen.
The doodle in this 3D Pen would enable you to draw vertically or horizontally exactly what you imagine in your mind you can draw on the paper. The 3Doodler create excretes heated plastic which promptly toughens and allowing you to draw in real 3D conducts unguided or on paper. You can change colors really rapidly and effortlessly. The potentials are boundless.
It is coming with ABS or PLA plastic strands that pass through a hot nozzle. It is the most multipurpose doodler that is offering a variety of colors and a wide range of plastics safe and nontoxic. This is also coming with capabilities of changing nozzles and exclusive fixtures.
- Comes with the awesome build quality.
- Long-lasting battery life.
- Provided with the right maintenance tools.
- Nice looking design.
- Good options.
- No cons so far.
2. 3D Pen Set for Kids and Adults
A perfect gift for all cadre of ages and fields, if you are not a professional no problem, if you cannot create 3D art, it is not a big deal with 3D pen Set. With this pen crafting, art is now easy than ever.
It’s one of the thinnest quality 3d pens set with the dimensions of 8.5 x 5.3 x 2.6 inches and it doesn’t make any sound while using it. 3D pen Set might feel heavy for beginners (comes with 10.6 Ounces aluminum shell).
You can control the heating process with high and low button and same is the case with the speed, you’re provided with fast and slow speed buttons. Moreover, you’ll be provided with 25 strands within the package.
What Is In The Box
Let’s talk about what you’ll get in the box. As soon as you open the package, you’re welcomed by a nice 3D pen set 3d printing pen alongside with a charging adapter and some other important accessories like strands of plastic filament with different colors, tools that can help in maintenance and a manual that let you help using the 3d pen in the right way. The 3D pen set 3d pen also comes with nozzle set, it’s up to you that which one you prefer to use.
Moreover, using this 3d pen isn’t difficult but still, you should keep few things in mind when using it. As now you know that the pen works with 3mm ABS or PLA plastic strands that pass through a hot nozzle.
I recommend to use it in an open air or opening your window is fine too and switching on air conditioner is much better idea to avoid headache, so that you can focus on your artwork properly.
- Comes with awesome build quality.
- Long-lasting battery life.
- Provided with the right maintenance tools.
- Nice looking design.
- Good options.
- No cons so far.
3. 3dSimo Basic Review
Here comes the 3dSimo Basic in our list that is probably the lightest 3D printing pen out there in the market. Don’t Compare it with 3dSimo mini as it’s way better than that one with a lot more benefits and entirely different.
To be really honest, at the beginning I wasn’t even able to set up the pen, but thankfully at the end, I did it. As clear from its name “3dSimo Basic“, it doesn’t come with much-advanced tools and accessories as the pen is designed for beginners.
Other than that, it’s simple to use and delivers awesome results and best for people who are new to 3D drawing world.
The Rechargeable Battery
The best thing is that it comes with a rechargeable battery so you don’t need to work while charging the 3d pen at the same time. I think this pretty great idea that 3dSimo added to their pen.
I saw many 3d pens that work with constant plugged in the charger and 3dSimo basic stand out from its competitors in this part. Other than that, you can use it for 90-120 minutes on a single full charge and you don’t have to wait for long to charge it.
Moreover, it comes with necessary filaments that you can simply put inside the pen, the hardware heats up the filament and you’re ready to get started.
3dSimo basic is 6.3 x 0.5 x 0.5 inches in dimensions that makes it thin and weighs only 50 grams that make it lighter.
Overall, the best one that offers a rechargeable battery with some other important accessories that you would need to make this pen work better. The best thing is that it’s easy to use a 3d pen. If you’re new to 3d printing pens world, 3dSimo basic is the best choice to make at this level.
- Build quality is just awesome.
- The rechargeable battery inside.
- Long battery life.
- Easy to use.
- Delivers awesome performace.
- Setting it up might be difficult at the beginning.
4. Scribbler V3 Review
Scribbler V3 package includes filaments of different colors and using the pen was fun. I am not an artwork expert but the basic designs that I tried with it were just amazing.
Moreover, the 3d pen is also available in various different color and according to my views, the light purple one seems to be more attractive. Speaking of its build quality, the design and everything is just on another level.
While using the pen, it was lightweight and easy to operate and it’s pretty easy to change the filament. It works in a proper manner and let me tell you, we faced no hassle. This is probably one of the best 3d printing pens in our list that I have experienced.
We didn’t found any downsides for this 3d printing pen so far but it might be a bit difficult to use for beginners to use. But if you’re at the professional level, it’s a best choice for you.
- Good looking design.
- Great build quality.
- The lightweight of 2.6oz.
- OLED screen added for enhancing the usability.
- Works on almost all surfaces.
- Beginners might find it bulky as they are used to pen and pencils that are small in thickness.
- Might be uneasy to use for beginners.
5. Lay3r 3D printing Pen Review
Lay3r 3d printing pen is extremely lightweight and easy to handle without any hassle. I must say for 10-12 years kid, handling the pen wouldn’t be difficult at all, not only the kids but people of all ages.
Controlled Heating Mechanism
You might have seen some 3d pens that heat up from outside during the heating process of filaments. Lay3r 3d isn’t one of them as the company added a fan inside that keeps the 3d pen cool during the heating process.
The other best thing about it is that it comes with automatic shutdown technology that helps in switching off the pen when it stops operating.
Although it’s a best 3d pen but i must admit, i am not happy with the size. However, the cooling fan is a good feature but it has the impact on its size.
- Loaded with some awesome features.
- Using it is super easy.
- Next level build quality.
- Fan inside for cooling purpose.
- Offers one year warranty.
- A bit increase in size because of cooling fan.
6. Soyan 3D Printing Pen Review
Here comes another best 3d printing pen in our 2020 list, Soyan 3D. I must say it’s one of the best 3d pens that gives an awesome real-life experience to your imaginations. Do not believe me? Read the soyan 3D pen review and you’ll know.
Let’s first get into its design. Soyan 3d comes with a handy design that makes it more comfortable to use. You can see in the picture, it’s quite huge but as soon as it gets into your hand, it doesn’t feel like that and gives you a stress-free experience.
You might have seen some of the 3d pens that come with cooling technology. Soyan 3d is one of those 3d pens. Actually, what this feature does is it allows you to touch the 3d image as soon as you’re done with the creation and I am sure many 3d pens out there in the market doesn’t come with this technology.
The soyan 3d pen also allows you to control the speed of ejecting plastic by simply using the high and low-speed slider. The benefit of this feature is that the user can use it according to his requirements.
Kids can also use it too as it’s easy to use and it also helps in increasing the imaginary power and creative side of kids. (Also recommended for kids).
Other than that although the soyan 3d printing pen is not that expensive but the filaments doesn’t come cheap.
- Comes with handy design that makes it comfortable to use.
- Easy to use for people of all ages.
- Comes with cooling technology.
- Features on another level.
- Uses expensive filament.
- Cooling technology might take long to make an object stable.
7. Myriwell 3D Pen Review
Some of these come without display and if you ask me, why I didn’t review them instead of this one! The answer is “Why to review the old one when we have the best one in the market”. Anyhow, without further ado! let’s get into the Myriwell 3d review.
The best thing that I found in this best 3d pen is that it’s super easy to hold in hand, it almost feels like you’re creating your design with an ordinary pen as it comes with small dimensions.
Moreover, Myriwell 3D Pen uses 1.75mm PLA and ABS strands with different colors and you’re provided with two packs of these within the package.
Also comes with adjustable feeds that help you in regulating the speed of the plastic flow so that you can easily create some quality designs.
You shouldn’t worry about the temperature adjustment as it comes with feature having degree increments from 130-210c and you can control the temperature by using a button. I must say bringing your imagination to life is super easy and cool with Myriwell best 3d pen.
- Easy to operate.
- Added with the large OLED display screen.
- Suitable for children and adults.
- Two packs of ABS and PLA strands.
- Small dimensions.
- Sometimes possible that the Filaments get more hot. Try to keep sufficient temperature.
8. CCTRO Scribbler Review
Here comes another best 3d pen all the way from Scribbler, I must playing with was so addictive. Just like Scribbler V3 which at #3 in our list, this pen is also added with LED screen for monitoring the speed and temperature.
Getting this pen is a much better idea as it comes with 30g toxin-free PLA filaments that prevent a headache and adds another dimension to your comfort level as it’s missing in many best 3d printing pens out there in the market.
If you ever buy plastic filaments for your 3d, make sure you get the high-quality ones.
Simply put the plastic filaments inside the pen, it will heat up and will turn into liquid. The pen uses it’s nozzle to flow the liquid out and you ready to draw your design the best way.
The other best thing is that you can control the liquid flow by using the button located at the side of the 3d pen.
Moreover, if you’re about it’s design then you shouldn’t, CCTRO Scribbler 3d printing pen with perfect grip and small dimensions. I must say, it’s the best friend to artwork hobbyiest and DIY lovers.
- Included with LED screen to monitor speed and temperature.
- Toxin-free filaments.
- Delivers realistic designs.
- Perfect grip.
- 62g weight.
- Just like Scribber V3, this one might be a bit uneasy to use until you get used to it.
9. MYNT3D Professional with OLED Display
Comes with a liquid flow controller that helps in managing the flow of the plastic and I must if you use this feature in a proper way, you can get the most out of this 3d pen.
I am not talking about flow controller, MYNT3D professional also comes with a temperature controller that allows you to set the temperature from 130-240c.
Moreover, a brilliant LED screen is also added, as it’ll help you to monitor the speed and temperature in a much better way.
Unlike some of the other 3d pens in the out list, the MYNT3D Professional is capable of using any PLA filament, so you don’t have to use branded filaments this one.
It comes with a user friendly design and the best thing is, it’s powered by a USB so you can even charge it from your computer or laptop.
- LED screen.
- Can use any PLA filaments.
- User-friendly design.
- USB included for charging purpose.
- Temperature and flow controllers.
- Comes with nozzles of different sizes.
- Designed for adults, kids should not use it.
10. RENY 3D Printer Pen
Kids are sharp-minded and their mind works 200 times better than adults. So we reviewed another 3d pen for kids that helps in engaging their mind as they create different structures. Let’s not just talk about kids anymore and get straight into the RENY 3D Printer Pen review.
The 1.7mm PLA and ABS filaments are suitable for RENY 3D pen as they are eco-friendly and other than that it comes with 20 meters of filament.
The pen weighs only 2.2 OZ and designed for small hands so that kids can handle it with ease. Some 3d pens are too thick that it makes your hands feel exhausted as you use them but it’s not the case. RENY has an outstanding user-friendly design.
Supervise kids before they use the pen as the pen has some heating features inside. Also, avoid touching the nozzle during using the pen as it heats up as you use the pen.
RENY 3D printing pen is extremely easy to operate, fit the PLA or ABS filament inside and soon as it heats up, you’re ready to work it out.
- Suitable for both PLA and ABS filaments.
- Easy to operate.
- Handy design.
- Different colors plastic filaments.
- No LED screen.
- Unsupervised kids must not use it.
11. QPAU Intelligent Review
You can draw sketches, doodle designs and 3d structures at it’s best with QPAU intelligent. Even you can use templates for designing your structure. Anyhow, let me explain its features so that you could better know about it.
Design and Heating Mechanism
The pen comes with heat resistant nozzles, you can touch them without any hesitation during working on your prototype.
QPAU intelligent is quite similar to the 3d printer but the only difference is you control it manually. As the plastic passes through the ceramic nozzle, it melts and as soon as you draw something on it, it cools down instantly just like a 3d printer.
Moreover, the pen comes with 1.7mm PLA filament in different colors. The best thing is there are some filaments that glow in the dark and gives more beautiful look to your 3d structure.
I must say this is a best 3d pen that takes you imaginations to real life. just like other 3d printing pens in our list, QPAU intelligent also comes with OLED screen for monitoring the heat and flow activities.
- Comes with strands that glow in the dark.
- Attractive and compact design.
- Heats up the material at 160c.
- Light enough.
- Heat resistant nozzle.
- Fixing the damage parts using the plastic as glue.
- Low temperature range.
Best 3D Pen Buyer’s Guide
The LED screen is the most important part of the 3d printing pen as it enables you to monitor the speed and temperature of the pen. As there are many 3d pens out there in the market and obviously, pens with OLED are much better so we recommend buying the 3d pen that has OLED screen.
The nozzle is the part from where the hot liquid flows out of the pen. During creating your designs, don’t touch the nozzle as it’s extremely hot during that time.
Filaments are the main thing of the 3d pen that gets inside the pen and melts during the heating process. However, some filaments cause a headache so make sure to open your window or turn on your air conditioner or get toxic-free filaments.
Some 3d pens are enormous which makes your hands exhausted after using it for some time. Always aim for the pen that is super slim and comfortable in hand.
A quick view to create a design with 3D Pen
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