7tech 3d Printing Pen
In this era of video games and high-end toys, finding gifts for children that lets them discover their creative side can be a pretty difficult task. Taking a pleasant break from the usual, 3D pens are an innovation that can help both kids and adults create amazing works of art. The concept of the device is simple yet genius. The tip of the pen or nozzle generates semi-molten plastic instead of ink. The heated plastic is malleable at first, helping users to draw objects and patterns on a piece of paper or even on air. After just a few seconds, the plastic hardens up and retains the shape of the drawing, pattern, or 3D object. Now, ever since the concept was thought up, the market was flooded by a variety of different products. This seemingly endless option makes it difficult to find the perfect 3D pen. To make matters worse most of the product websites and descriptions are filled with jargons, numbers, and units. In this review, we attempt to decode all the numbers and simplify your search. On our radar is the 7Tech 3D Printing Pen. Considering it’s a new release the pen has already started to make a name for itself and is a strong contender for the title of the best 3D pen in the market today. Let’s take a look at all its features, advantages, disadvantages and find out whether it has what it takes to be part of your shopping list.NEWER VERSION Out Now! Go to the Review
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WHAT’S INCLUDED IN THE BOX?
Let’s start by looking at the things you get when you order the 7Tech 3D Printing Pen.
3D Printing Pen: The box obviously includes the 3D printing pen, which looks and feels somewhat like a standard glue pen. It’s blue in color and comes fitted with an LCD display. The LCD display along with the buttons helps you select different settings like temperature, flow speed, and more. Apart from that, the pen weighs a mere 65g and its ergonomics allows a comfortable writing position.
Power Cable: The box includes a standard 110-240volt power adapter. It fits in any standard power socket and helps power the unit.
ABS Filament: ABS filaments are a type of thin plastic wires and are the raw material that gets converted into the molten plastic ink. The filament goes into a feeding mechanism located on the top of the pen and is heated to create the molten plastic ink. Available in different colors, this filament is like the refill of the pen. The 7Tech box includes 3 of these randomly colored filaments.
Instruction Manual: Teaching you the basic operations of the pen, the instruction manual is helpful for new users. It’s also important to pay attention to the safety instructions as the 7Tech 3D Printing Pen packs in a powerful heating element that helps the nozzle reach a temperature of 230degrees.
FEATURES AND SPECIFICATIONS:
Even though the 7Tech 3D pen looks small and compact it successfully packs in a host of different useful features. Let’s take a look at all the features individually
Temperature Control: Different types of plastic filaments have different melting points. The 7Tech allows a temperature adjustment up to 230degrees Fahrenheit. The adjustable temperature control allows you to select the perfect temperature for melting different types of filament.
Speed Control: The 7Tech 3D Printing Pen comes with a one finger speed control. This allows you to speed up or slow down the flow of molten plastic. Slow speed is perfect for creating intricate designs as it gives you more time to maneuver the pen. On the other hand, faster speed is perfect when you have to complete hours of repetitive design work.
Jam Detection And Unclogging Mechanism: Like traditional printers, 3D pens can also get jammed. Fortunately, this device comes with jam detection. Whenever there is a jam the pen automatically displays an error message on the LCD display. To unclog the jam all you have to do is use the speed buttons to reverse the motion of the filament.
Auto Standby Mode: In order to ensure durability of the heating element and to save power, the device comes with an auto standby mode. This feature ensures that the heating element automatically shuts off after 5 minutes of inactivity.
Dual Filament Operation: There are plenty of 3D pens available in the market that takes in only a specific type of filament. Allowing you more freedom, the 7Tech 3D pen works equally well with both 1.75mm PLA and ABS filaments. This means you can work with whatever type of filament you can find or choose a type that’s available at a cheaper price.
Silent Operation: Some cheap 3D printing pens are noisy during operations which can be distracting when creating intricate artwork. Thankfully, the 7Tech 3D comes with no such problems. The pen is free from any vibration or noise even after hours of operation.
LCD Display: The first generation 3D pens did not have any LCD display. This made simple operations like selecting the temperature a very complicated task. Being a latest release the 7Tech addresses this problem. LCD display helps you regulate the temperature and speed with absolute ease.
Durable: According to most customer reviews, the 7Tech 3D Printing Pen has a sturdy construction. The overall built of the product allows hours of usage without developing any issues.
Versatile: The adjustable speed and temperature controls allow you to select a setting specific to different design needs. On top of that, the one figure speed control lets you regulate the flow on the fly.
Comfortable: Couple with its lightweight construction and its ergonomic design the 3D pen provides a very comfortable writing position. This greater degree of comfort and control allows you to keep drawing for hours without any soreness or fatigue.
Kid Friendly: Features like the LCD display and the jam unclogging mechanism makes it easier for kids to use the device. Apart from that, the auto standby is a great safety feature as kids can often forget to turn off the device.
Badly Translated Instruction Manual: The device does well in almost all departments. However, if we had to choose one disadvantage, it has to be the poorly translated instruction manual. Manual is poorly scripted, which makes it slightly difficult to understand the instructions.