Which 3D pen filament is better?

ABS filament extrudes thicker, making projects faster to complete. PLA filament is preferred by 3D pen users for wearable projects such as jewelry.

What is a 3D pen used for?

With a 3D pen you can draw a raised graphic on a piece of paper or any flat surface. But what makes a 3D pen truly unique is its ability to “draw” in mid-air, allowing you to instantly form 3D structures right in front of you, which you can pick up and hold in your hand.

Is a 3D printer better than a 3D pen?

The simple answer here is a 3D printer is going to give quality magnitudes above a 3D pen. Even a badly-tuned FDM 3D printer is going to deliver much better quality than a 3D pen because of the levels of precision within the printing process.

Do 3D pens and printers use the same filament?

3D pens use similar filaments as 3D printers. The raw material used to manufacture the filament is identical—both functions by heating the thermoplastic to the melting temperature.

Are cheap 3D pens any good?

Reliable and usable 3D pens start at around $30-50. For those interested in 3D printing, 3D drawing pens can be a great test-run before pulling the trigger on a 3D printer. For more professional 3D pens expect to pay $100-150, but these offer you better control and precision, and more material options.

Is PLA better than ABS?

PLA and ABS are both thermoplastics. PLA is stronger and stiffer than ABS, but poor heat-resistance properties means PLA is mostly a hobbyist material. ABS is weaker and less rigid, but also tougher and lighter, making it a better plastic for prototyping applications.

Can all 3D pens use the same filament?

Almost all 3D pens use 1.75mm filament, however some manufactures (3Doodler is famous for this) use bigger 3mm filament. Notably, some 3D pens allow you to precisely control the temperature, which means you can use just about any brand of filament you like.