If you are looking for a 3D pen, and feeling overwhelmed, I don’t blame you. Since the 3D printing pens came into the market, things have changed. Not so long ago if you wanted to do a 3D drawing you needed to buy a 3D printer which used to cost over $2000 (prices are lower now). Then the 3D pens came out. Basically, the 3D pen is the same as a 3D printer, but it is handheld, it does not require software and it is much cheaper than a printer.
Today there is a great variety of 3D printing pens available from as little as $20 to up to a couple of hundred dollars
You can use a 3D pen to draw, create things, fix plastic things, make jewellery, decorate, personalise items, teach 3D shapes. and many more things.
To help you decide on the Best 3D pen to choose here are our top picks.
Below is a table that I have composed consisting of the Top 10 3D Pens available to buy today.
Below is a more complete review of each of what I believe to be the top 3 3D printing pens available.
Soyan 3D Printing Pen for Doodling
The Soyan 3D Printing Pen for Doodling is a very affordable 3d pen for kids and adults alike. This pen is lightweight, and easy to hold. Kids should use this pen with adult supervision, and it is not recommended for children younger than 6.
The 3d pen comes with an adaptor (US adaptor), 30g of filaments and an instruction manual. Like with most 3d pens you need to be careful of not touching the nozzle.
The Amazon Rating for the Soyan 3D Printing Pen is 4.3 out of 5 stars, and most of the reviews are positive.
- Heats up quickly
- It is easy to insert filament
- Filament melts quickly
- Extrusion speed can be controlled
- The power cord is short
- Sometimes it gets very hot and cannot be used until it cools down
- It is slow
- Instructions are not very clear
3Doodler Create 3D Pen
3Doodler is the original printing pen. The “3Doodler create” is the newest version. This 3d printing pen comes with the power supply, a little tool to take the hot end, a little screwdriver, a metal rod, to clean out the channel and some filaments.
The #Doodler Create has a slim and sleek design and it is easy to hold.
3Doodler has accessories available (not included with the pen): a jetpack that allows you to doodle on the go, and a set of 6 different nozzles.
You can also get different type of plastics, like more than 65 colors in a range of Matte, Glossy, Glow, Flexy, Metallic and Sparkle.
The Amazon Rating for the 3Doodler Create pen is 4.3 out of 5 stars. and the reviews are positive.
- Easy to use
- Easy to read instructions manual
- Two speeds and two temperature settings
- Set of nozzles available
- Jetpack to doodle on the go
- A wide range of filament colors
- The plastic hardens up quickly
- To feed the filament just press a button to start and pres it again to stop.
- It jams more than desired
- It takes a while to load and unload
- Filaments are expensive
Scribbler 3D Printing Pen V3
This 3d pen comes with 6 speeds which gives you more control of the pen when you are drawing. You can also control the temperature The pen also has an LCD screen where you can check the temperature and the speed and the filament you are using.
The nice thing about this pen is that it takes spools of filaments rather than just one stick, so you can draw longer without having to reload your filament.
The Amazon rating for the Scribbler 3D Printing Pen is 3.4 out of 5 stars. This pen is great for detailed work as you can control the speed.
- Ergonomic design
- Easy to hold
- You can feed Spool of filaments
- Easy to read LCD screen
- Six speeds offer more control
- Temperature control
- Great for detailed work
- Premium unclogging feature to avoid jamming
- Heats up quickly
- To feed the filament you need to press the feeding button continuously. Though it is not supposed to jam, it jams sometimes, but it is easy to clear it out.
- The cord is short
These are our best pens. When choosing a pen consider not only the price of the pen,but also the price of the filaments. If you are planning to use the pen for fun, then choose a more affordable one. If you are using it for serious projects, then I would go for a better quality one.
Remember that like everything it takes practice and patience to master a new skill. Happy Doodling!