LIX: The World’s Smallest 3D Printing Pen Lets You Draw in the Air (3 pics)




LIX: The World's Smallest 3D Printing Pen Lets You Draw in the Air

LIX: The World's Smallest 3D Printing Pen Lets You Draw in the Air

LIX is the latest contender in the handheld 3D-printing field. Launched just a few hours ago on Kick

LIX is the latest contender in the handheld 3D-printing field. Launched just a few hours ago on Kickstarter , the developers say 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. After turning it on the LIX takes less than a minute to heat up and you’re ready to start creating vertical illustrations. Via LIX: 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 LIX pen has a much sleeker form and a finer tip than similar devices we’ve seen like the 3Doodler , though it’s a bit more expensive. See more on their website . (via Mashable )




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