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, 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 like 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 comes in different colors, you can choose the color of your choice.
Don’t compare it with glue gun, the technology is similar but i must say “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 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 at the right place. I have compiled a list of best 3d pen 2018 that can help you out. So with out further ado! let’s get straight into the 3d printing pen reviews.
Best 3D Pen Reviews 2018
|Pen Name||Weight||LCD Display|
|3dSimo Basic||50 grams||NO|
|Scribbler V3||67 grams||YES|
|Lay3r 3D||0.8 lbs||YES|
|Soyan 3D Pen||68 grams||NO|
|Myriwell 3D Pen||65 grams||YES|
|CCTRO Scribbler||67 grams||YES|
|MYNT3D Professional||50 grams||YES|
|RENY 3D Printer Pen||62 grams||NO|
|QPAU Intelligent||52 grams||YES|
1. 3Doodler Create Review – Best 3D Pen With Reliable Hardware
It’s one of the thinnest quality best 3d pens with the dimensions of 0.7 x 0.7 x 6.7 inches and it doesn’t make any sound while using it. 3doodler create might be feel heavy for beginners (comes with 50 grams aluminum shell).
3doodler create comes with 0.7mm nozzle and 3mm PLA and ABS filaments are suitable for using with this 3d pen. All you need to do is to put filament inside and it’ll heat up inside the pen up to 240 degrees and you’re ready to go.
You can control the heat 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.
Let’s talk about what you’ll get in the box. As soon as you open the package, you’re welcomed by a nice 3doodler create 3d printing pen along side 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 a right way. The 3doodler create 3d pen also comes with nozzle set, it’s up to you that which one you prefer to use.
Moreover, using this best 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 passes 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.
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 setup the pen, but thankfully at the end i did it. As clear from it’s 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 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 works with constant plugged in 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 makes it lighter.
Overall, the best 3d pen 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 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.
- Rechargeable battery inside.
- Long battery life.
- Easy to use.
- Delivers awesome performace.
- Setting it up might be difficult at the beginning.
3. Scribbler 3D Printing Pen V3 Review – Our list’s best selling 3D Pen
You might be familiar with Scribbler V3 that changed the game of 3d pens world. It wasn’t long ago when it was released and left the people happy with its performance and ease of use.
Scribber V3 package includes filaments of different colors and using the pen was fun. I am not artwork expert but 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 experiences.
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 3d pen for you.
- Good looking design.
- Great build quality.
- 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.
4. Lay3r 3D printing Pen Review– Best 3D pen Made for Kids
3D pens isn’t designed only for adults, kids are also the part of it. So we used and reviewed Lay3r 3D pen for 8+ kids and we enjoyed using it as much as kids would do.
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.
You might have seen some 3d pens that heats 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 heat 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.
Here comes another best 3d printing pen in our 2018 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 quit 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 comes with a 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.
Soyan best 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 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 takes long to make an object stable.
Say hello to our another best 3d pen pick, the myriwell 3d, one of the top selling pens in the 3d pens industry with LCD display included.
Some of these comes without display and if you ask me, why i didn’t reviewed them instead of this one! The answer is “Why 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 helps 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 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.
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 much better idea as it comes with 30g toxin free PLA filaments that prevents 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.
MYNT3D Professional Printing 3D Pen is the highly recommended 3d pen in our list that makes creating 3d structures, sketches and doodle even more easy with its high quality features.
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 best 3d pens in 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.
Kids are sharp minded and there mind works 200 times better than adults. So we reviewed another best 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 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.
Here comes the last best 3d pen in our list the QPAU intelligent, one of the best 3d printing pens that allows you draw almost everything with ease.
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 it’s features so that you could better know about it.
The pen comes with heat resistant nozzles, you can touch them without any hesitation during working on you prototype.
QPAU intelligent is quit 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 glows in the dark 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 glows 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.
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 to buy the 3d pen that has OLED screen.
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 is main thing of the 3d pen that gets inside the pen and melts during the heat process. However, some filaments causes headache so make sure to open your window or turn on you 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 are super slim and comfortable in hand.
Here are the best 3d pen reviews and buyer’s guide from our side and now it’s your turn. Share your thoughts with us by contacting us or using our comment box. we would really appreciate it. If you have any queries, ofcourse we’re always here to answer them.