5 Best 3D Printing Pens In 2020

For kids and adults around the world, the new *hot* item this holiday season are 3D printing pens.  Ever since the creation of 3D printers, we have been fascinated with the application of creating a design in our head and being able to “draw” it in three dimensions instead of having to render it in two dimensions and try and wrap our head around a third.  3D printers are expensive, bulky, and certainly not easily accessible for kids, but there have been a handful of companies willing to put 3D printing technology literally in the palm of our hands with 3D printing pens.

ProductBrandNamePrice
KumanKuman 3D Printing Pen with LCD Screen for 3D Drawing Printer PenCheck Price on Amazon
AIO RoboticsAIO Robotics Full-Metal Premium 3D Printing Pen for 3D ModelingCheck Price on Amazon
7TECH7TECH 3D Printing Pens 3th Generation Perfectional SetCheck Price on Amazon
dikale3D Pen with PLA Filament RefillsCheck Price on Amazon
3Doodler3Doodler Create 3D Pen 50 Plastic StrandsCheck Price on Amazon

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Now we can insert a plastic filament, turn on the 3D printing pen (be careful, temperatures on these pens can reach 230 degrees and children should be supervised when using) and make our dreams come true.  Let’s take a look at the top 5 best 3D printing pens of 2018. Also, please note that each pen comes with a manufacturer warranty, we want a product whose makers stand behind their quality.

Coming in at number five on our list, we have:

Kunman 3D Printing Pen

Great for beginners to 3D printing, the Kuman 3D printing pen comes with the basics – a high quality 3D printing pen, three different colors of ABS filament, a spatula for smoothing out bumps and ridges, and an instruction guide.  When it comes to 3D printing there are two different filaments, PLA and ABS. Rather than making its users choose which filament type they want to use, the Kuman 3D printing pen is unique in that it offers users the option to choose between filament types at the push of a button.

One of the other nice features that makes the Kuman unique is its advanced unclogging mechanism.  Many lesser 3D printing pens can clog and jam frequently, but the Kuman comes with the ability to reduce the frequency of clogging.

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AIO Robotics 3D Pen

This sleek 3D printing pen brings a little more precision to the canvas than some of the other entries on our list.  With the ability to negotiate the temperature of the PLA (only) filament in single degree intervals, the AIO Robotics 3D pen allows for a little more specificity in the thickness and smoothness of your lines as you seamlessly draw your favorite pictures into reality.  Whether you’re trying to draw a unicorn or a model race car the AIO Robotics pen gives you the opportunity to make every line look exactly the way you want it with their adjustable filament flow speed and variable heat. If there is one drawback to this pen (and it is a minor one) it only comes with two colors of filament out of the box, but AIO certainly offers a broad range of color to make any dream a reality.

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7Tech 3D Printing Pen

Perhaps the best printing pen for use by kids, the 7TECH 3D printing pen features a unique design that allows the filament to immediately cool when it leaves the pen, eliminating the risk of your children burning their fingers on the filament the second it leaves the tip.  It also makes it easier to clean up for Mom & Dad as the filament won’t stick to carpet, clothes, or furniture. One of the nicest features for the kiddos is that it is also lightweight compared to the heavier designs of the other ones on our list.

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Dikale 3D Printing Pen

The Dikale 3D Printing Pen comes with a lot of the standard features we have come to expect from the entries on this list – variable temperature and speed settings to help change the width and breadth of your printed lines and comes with the more eco-friendly PLA filament.  What sets the Dikale 3D pen apart are its safety features. The Dikale 3D pen comes equipped with an automatic shut-off and an auto sleep function to ensure that it doesn’t get left in the on position and risk burns or messes.

In addition to the (mainly) standard pen, the Dikale comes with 12 or 18 additional filament colors, the most of any pen on our list including a few that glow in the dark.  As if the additional filament colors (10 feet per color) weren’t enough of a bonus, the Dikale also comes with an eBook including 250 stencils to help get the imagination kicking.  A great added value that slots in easily at number two.

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3Doodler Create 3D Printing Pen

The 3Doodler Create 3D printing pen has taken three dimensional drawing to another plane here in 2018.  3Doodler was the world’s first 3D printing pen and its latest entry shows why it continues to be the gold standard for 3D printing pens.  

The 3Doodler Create pen comes with a one button push setting.  Rather than holding down a button and fatiguing your hand while you draw, you simply press once to start and again to stop.  This may seem like a minor detail, but any extended drawing session will show you the difference this one little feature makes.

3Doodler Create pens also come in the widest variety of colors and a visit to their website shows they provide access to the broadest spectrum of available filaments to ensure you aren’t restricted to primary and secondary colors to achieve your dream drawings.  Lastly, the 3Doodler Create pen package comes with unique styling tools that no other company offers to help design and tailor your drawings to fit your vision.

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Verdict

While these represent the 5 best 3D printing pens of 2018, there are two that stand head and shoulders above the crowd.  If this is a gift for a child or someone just getting started in the world of 3D printing, the Dikale pen offers the greatest color variety and stencils to guide the novice user into advanced three dimensional drawing.  For those looking for the top of the line, best quality product on the market and a 3D printer pen that will keep getting better as you do, the 3Doodler Create pen stands far above its competition.

ProductBrandNamePrice
KumanKuman 3D Printing Pen with LCD Screen for 3D Drawing Printer PenCheck Price on Amazon
AIO RoboticsAIO Robotics Full-Metal Premium 3D Printing Pen for 3D ModelingCheck Price on Amazon
7TECH7TECH 3D Printing Pens 3th Generation Perfectional SetCheck Price on Amazon
dikale3D Pen with PLA Filament RefillsCheck Price on Amazon
3Doodler3Doodler Create 3D Pen 50 Plastic StrandsCheck Price on Amazon

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