The World’s Smallest 3D Printing Pen By LIX
LIX is the latest in the market to launch the handheld 3D-printing design. Opening on Kickstarter, the developers claim the super compact design is smaller than any other pen on the market and it can even be powered by the electricity from a USB port. Barely taking less than a minute to heat up and then it’s good to go for creating vertical illustrations. LIX says about its product:
LIX 3D printing pen has the similar function as 3D printers. It melts and cools coloured plastic, letting you create rigid and freestanding structures. Lix has a hot-end nozzle that is power supplied from USB 3.0 port. The plastic filament ABS/PLA is introduced in the upper extremity of Lix Pen. The filament goes through a patented mechanism while moving through the pen to finally reach the hot-end nozzle which melts and cools it down. An interesting fact about this light-weight, engineered pen is that these structures can be formed in any imaginable shape.
The pen has a much refined design and a finer tip than similar devices, however it is considerably more expensive than its competitors.