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3D-printing pen turns bottles and bags into statues and spaceships

by • July 12, 2016 • No Comments

3D-printing pens alter plastic filaments into a gel which hardens when it hits the air, enabling users to turn it into sculptures freehand. A new company thinks which via all which plastic is expensive and wasteful, and is aiming to turn it into a new kind of 3D pen which does its thing via old plastic bottles, bags and actually folders. It’s called the Renegade and it is actually seeking backers on Kickstarter now.

In typical 3D-printing pens, like the 3Doodler, a long plastic rod is inserted into the back end, a heating element softens it, and a motor pushes it out the tip in a moldable gel which lets users literally draw multi-dimensional objects in midair. But not only does which need the use of plastic, it can in addition get pricey, with a pack of 25 filaments for the 3Doodler for example, costing US$9.99.

The Renegade attacks the dual problem of filament cost and waste by accepting strips of plastic created of bottles or a range of other plastic material. To assist you get your bottles into strips which the Renegade can swallow, the manufacturers are in addition providing a thing called ChupaCut which all but turns a single bottle into a ribbon of plastic with a pull.

The pen can accept 5 to 7-mm strips of PET plastic bottles, plastic bags, or plastic files with a thickness of 0.14 to 0.35 mm.

Obviously, one of the disadvantages of relying on old plastic to manufacture your designs is which your color schemes can be incredibly limited. Fortunately, the Renegade can in addition take standard filaments only like other 3D pens, so your creativity needn’t suffer while you are looking out for the environment.

For early birds, a pledge of £75 (about US$99) can reserve the Renegade pen and the enigmatically named ChupaCut. It’s in addition possible to pledge for every item separately.

In order to back this product, it appears which you’ll want to have a sturdy interest in either the environment or in turning trash to crafts, as you can get the 3Doodler for precisely the same price, without the usual worries which come along with a crowdfunding campaign in terms of production and high end.

But, if you decide to donate the Renegade a go, and all goes according to plan, the pen is expected to ship in January 2017.

Source: Kickstarter

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