Move over Swiss Army Knife, there’s a new tool in town. Hot on the heels of the 3Doodler, hailed as the world’s first 3D printing pen, is a new hand-held 3D printer called the SwissPen. Like its predecessor, the SwissPen works by extruding plastic that has been pre-heated, allowing you to “draw” any 3D design into existence with a wave of your hand. What makes this one different? The precision performance of Swiss engineering and design, of course.
Using the same material as traditional 3D printers (typically ABS or PLA plastic), the swissPen can be used to draw in the air or on surfaces. With its compact, hand-friendly design, the pen requires no computer and no special software and can be used right out of the box.
“It might be hard to believe something so slim can house such a combination of mechanics and electronics, all inside a superb pen barrel designed with the precision of a fine timepiece,” explains the official website. “The SwissPen is a mere 1.4″ thick and weighs just 7 ounces.”
Although the dimensions may be small, the possibilities are enormous. Now, it’s not necessary to be familiar with complicated design software or 3D modeling tools. If you can see it in your imagination, the swissPen can probably create it.
Each swissPen comes with a 110V-240V power adapter. It also comes with a pack of 220 plastic filaments, each of which is about 10” long. You can choose between ABS or PLA plastic when ordering. Each pack contains an assortment of colors so that you can pick those best-suited to your project.