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Wouldn't it be great if you could simply draw and 3D print something right in front of you? Well, that's exactly what 3D Simo's range of pens is designed to do.
If you want to be able to create 3D sculptures out of thin air without the need for a bulky 3D printer then you might want to consider treating yourself to a 3D Simo pen.
Here we introduce this innovative company and explore some of their expansive range of wonderful products.
Who is 3D Simo?
3D Simo is a new up and coming company that has developed a series of products to bring 3D technology to the masses.
They are on a mission to create the next 21st century smart, compact tools and to encourage and inspire the creators of the future.
Their new generation 3D pens make use of a variety of thermoplastic materials that provide an enormous range of possibilities for 3D fanatics.
"Drawing with this pen is just a pleasure. It melts plastic evenly and that what makes it easier creating beautiful and neat drawings. My favorite part of this new device is a variety of materials that you can use with it. A drawing mat that goes in the set is also an excellent base you can use for drawing with your 3D pen." - penandplastic.com.
Their series of intuitive 3D pens are specifically designed to help make the process of designing and creating 3D objects as simple as possible. 3D Simo's series of products are designed to replace an entire suite of tools to enable amateurs and professionals to bring their 3D creations to the next level.
“What matters to us is the quality of our products, as well as the usability of our products in everyday life. At the same time, we are modernizing workshop equipment to the 21st century,” says the company's founder David Paškevič in a press release.
“Users can easily switch out attachments and the device will automatically register which one you’re using. Then, you can set the speed of extrusion, temperature, and material. Not only that, but you can use any 3D printer material on the market.”
What can you do with 3D Simo's pens?
As we have already highlighted, 3D Simo pens have been designed for a variety of tasks all in one device. While their primary function enables a user to 3D draw and print in a single step, with attachments they can do a lot more.
With the cutting attachment, 3D Simo pens let you cut materials like foam with ease. Using the cutting tool you can easily shape and cut a piece of foam to make 3D letters, numbers or anything you can think of.
With the burning attachment, 3D Simo's range of pens will let you easily, and quickly, decorate surfaces like wood or leather in record time.
"It gives you the possibility to decorate old shoes, leather jackets or even wooden furniture which have become bored off. Remember, the longer you apply heat to the surface, the darker it will become." - penandplastic.com.
You can also solder with their specialized soldering tool. It works just as well as a purpose-built soldering iron and allows you to melt the solder and complete electrical connections with ease.
You can also use the soldering tool to make last-minute adjustments to your 3D plastic sculptures by melting and remolding the plastic.
3D Simo's range of products
As previously mentioned, the company has a range of products aimed at users of various ages and skill levels.
1. 3D Simo Basic is perfect for younger users
Aimed at young 3D amateurs, 3D Simo's Basic is specially designed to bring the wonders of 3D technology to children 8 years and above. It enables children to draw materials with an easy-to-use and intuitive 3 button pen.
All they need to do is pick up the pen and design their creation with ease right in front of them in real-time. No need for an expensive, and often complicated 3D printer.
What's more, it comes with a range of colors and is completely safe to use.
2. 3D Simo MultiPro is the only 3D pen you'll ever need
Combining universal tools for every conceivable need, this 3D pen is designed for use by professionals and more advanced amateurs. Like their basic model, MultiPro lets users create 3D objects by literally drawing them in the air.
Marketed as a small, hand-held workshop it comes with up to 7 changeable extensions that be used to solder, cut and burn too. All this in one compact, and intuitive, device.
3D Simo will also unveil the newest extensions: the power drill, jigsaw, and electric screwdriver very soon. Shipping should be available from December this year.
Prices start at $99 including 3 attachments. Other attachments can be bought through their website as and when required.
3. 3Dsimo Kit 2 is an open-source, customizable 3D pen
3D Simo's Kit 2 is their first open-source 3D printing pen that can be modified according to the user's specific requirements. For only $49, you can download the design, modify as needed and print it yourself on any 3D FDM printer.
"Every single plastic piece of this tool is printed on FDM printers and can be modified, changed or just printed all over again. You can find all manuals and technical information on our GitHub." - 3D Simo.
Just like the MultiPro, Kit 2 allows for 3D drawing, soldering, burning, foam cutting and more. But this is the first open-source mini-workshop.
All parts can be downloaded directly from the 3D Simo Github for free and edited to your needs.
4. Accessories and materials
3D Simo's range of pens comes with an entire suite of accessories and consumables to provide you with all the things you will ever. These include, but are not limited to: -
- Drawing pad
- Silicone drawing pad
- Replaceable spare tips for burning (MultiPro)
- Spare 3D drawing tools for Multipro
- 3D Smo's range of guides and books
- Various stands
- Various connectors and power packs
- Spare tips for soldering and burning
- And many more.
Each pen is specifically designed to use a range of filaments of various colors and materials. They have a huge range available on their site so be sure to check it out.
So, if you want to get into 3D printing, or are looking for some more strings to your bow, you might just want to consider getting yourself a 3D Simo pen.