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3Dsimo Introduces Suite of 3D Printing Pens and Tools

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3Dsimo is a company based in Prague, in the heart of Europe. It’s a manufacturer of multi-functional tools for makers and they have launched a website with a new design. Coinciding with this event, they came out with a series of brand new products.

MultiPro

The first product is the most versatile tool in the whole portfolio. The 3Dsimo MultiPro 7in1 has seven changeable tool-heads, which are super easy to swap out and ready to work after just a short period of time. You can choose from a soldering tip, burning tip, foam-cutting saw, jigsaw, screwdriver, and 3D pen tip.

What I love most is combining all of those technologies. You can cut a butterfly contour out plywood, enhance it with a burning tip, and then drill a hole for hanging a ribbon.

It’s also possible to create sculptures with the 3D pen and smooth the layers with the burning tip to get a nice surface finish.

I found this tool really helpful when my parents needed help with floor skirting boards. It cuts thin plastic like butter.

This tool is a must-have choice for every maker, who wants to expand his workshop. It’s great for every household thanks to its versatility. The MultiPro is a tiny but serious helper.

KIT-2

This next product is interesting because it’s open-source. The 3Dsimo Kit 2 4in1 also has a 3D pen tip, burning tip, soldering tip, and foam cutting saw.


Versatility is great, but thanks to the open-source license and 3D printed parts, you can easily upgrade or repair your kit with a 3D printer.

A few steps in the assembly of the pen were a bit hard for my giant fingers, but I had everything done in 30 minutes. One downside is the fact that you need your own screwdriver because none are included. There are also no material presets, as is the case for the MultiPro. So, you need to play around with the power percentage ratio and temperatures.

All of the parts are available on GitHub and there are also other printable upgrades available on the 3Dsimo e-shop. I was interested in the open source aspect of the device so much that I decided to recreate all the stock plastic parts with my own designs.

3DSimo has also started the sale of battery adaptors for the tool, which work just fine. Battery life is over 60 minutes and charging time is 45 minutes.

Basic 2

Last but not least is the Basic 2. This 3D pen is designed for kids over 8 years of age and it prints at a lower temperature than previous pens. This product has no additional print heads and there is only one material that you can work with, thanks to lower nozzle temperature. This pen can print from PCL plastic only, but there is no risk of burns caused by hot nozzles.

What I love the most about it is the design itself. The whole pen has a sleek design in combination with a beautiful, warm red color.

Conclusion

It may seem hard to choose the right tool for your application, but it’s actually pretty easy. If you want a tool that works great and is reliable, go with the MultiPro. This tool has a great variability of tool heads and is a great helper for tinkering with all hobby materials.

If you are a maker and you want a product that is fully customizable, I recommend you to go with Kit 2. If you also have a 3D printer, you can print all of the body parts with your own color combination or print hacks from the 3Dsimo shop.

A great choice for kids is Basic 2, thanks to its nice design and no risk of burns.

It is nice to see, how manufacturers from 3D pen industries are moving more into versatility and are able to maintain an ergonomic and compact design.

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