Here’s yet another look at the incredible 3Doodler, which is the world’s first 3D printing pen. It utilizes plastic thread made of either acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (“ABS”) or polylactic acid (“PLA”) that is melted and then cooled through a patented process while moving through the pen, which can then be used to made 3D objects by hand. Continue reading for three videos, more pictures, and additional information.
The 3Doodler has been described as a glue gun for 3D printing because of how the plastic is extruded from the tip, with one foot of the plastic thread equaling “about 11 feet of moldable material”. WobbleWorks launched a Kickstarter campaign for the 3Doodler on February 19, 2013 with an initial fundraising target of $30,000. The fundraising target was reached within a matter of hours and many of the reward levels were sold out within the first day, along with all the Etsy art pieces. By February 22, more than $1 million had been pledged.