Design Technology: 3D Printing Pens

LIX THE SMALLEST 3D PRINTING PEN from LIX 3D PEN on Vimeo.
Words by Elizabeth Pollard

Since the technology started to appear in the last couple of years, 3D printing pens have become increasingly more sophisticated. Lix is the latest London design company to develop the product which allows you to doodle in the air without a sheet of paper.

To draw, the pen melts plastic that is released from the nib and solidifies quickly. Buttons on the side of the pen allow you to control the thickness of line by releasing different amounts of plastic. The technology is thought to have a massive impact on the creative industries, especially with architects, lawyers and within the fashion industry (Deezen).

With backing raised on Kickstarter of over £700K and prices already announced from £85, this pen is much more than just a dream. Pre-order yours now at lixpen.com.

 

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