How to use a best 3d pen
When you begin using a best 3d pen you’ll get to know of the vulnerabilities that surround it.
Being sensitive to overheating and clogging owing to incorrect flow of the hot liquid plastic there’s always a possibility that the pen will break down sooner or later. In the hands of amateurs sooner than later.
3d pen being a miniaturized 3d printer works on basically the same mechanism that the big printers employ except that you manually control everything ranging from speed of penning, to plastic extrusion to temperature settings at all.
The extrusion head is controlled by the user that is you and heat levels and plastic melting speeds determine how you put ink on the surface to create 3d art.
There are many cheap 3d pens available in the market that can inform your thirst to painting in three dimensions by affording something within the constraints of your pocket. The same holds true for the kind of plastic filaments that you can purchase.
What kind of filament to purchase?
Should your decision be motivated by the price factor or your unique needs? I will second the later and explain why below.
You have to wisely choose the filament. There are two types: ABS and PLA. ABS is slightly more expensive but a durable and flexible option to paint with.
The paint isn’t biodegradable and as such lasts permanently.
PLA filament is great for beginners to start working as it has a low melting point and the ink is bio-degradable. PLA is also cheaper.
Here’s how to get started with using the best 3d pen
The first and foremost step is to take your newly purchased 3d pen out of the box and connect it to the power point. Adjust the temperature depending on the type of plastic filament you’re using.
Once you insert the plastic wait until the pen gets hot and the temperature has risen. This could take anywhere from a few seconds to a minute.
Now click the wire feeding button so that hot molten plastic drips out of the extruder tip.
If you’re using the expensive ABS filament the molten liquid will begin coming out in about 5 seconds.
Using a 2d sketch
This is one of the best ways to paint in 3d. You get a 2d sketch and then paint all over it exactly following the lines to create 3 dimensional art.
Create an object from a mould
You may also create art from moulds that are readily available. However, I would caution you against going for this in your initial teetering steps. First learn to paint over 2d art and then graduate yourself to working on moulds which is trickier, requires lots of patience and some skill as an artist.
If you don’t have the mould with you and don’t want to purchase it off somewhere then you would have to create the mould yourself. Using a pliable material like paper mache or mashed up cardboard you can craft it to any shape you like.
Once you’ve the mould ready you can pour the extruded molten plastic into it and then start removing it once it has cooled down. You could also try additional layers with different colors and see how that turns out for you.
The first time you try to paint anything there’s always the risk that you break your 3d pen. It happens more often than not due to one’s inexperience and naivetes.
However once you start painting on a regular basis you will see that your creations are coming out better each time you paint.
Lot’s of practice is the key to success in 3d painting.
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