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New 3D pen work in Progress

From the firm Karsten (see link below text) I received a new 3D pen to test. They included also a lot of Filament, so that will be an interesting test. Above you see the pen and the in-between result of the object I am working on. The pen works very well indeed. It is faster then the MyRiwell 3D pen I normally use. The nozzle is a bit smaller, so you can work more precize, and also you can adjust the temperature by hand, which is very handy.

The control of the 3D pen is good, it works constant and you can adjust the speed if you need to (for detail work). I noticed that when you stop, it does a little delay, probably to save the noosle from clogging.

The included filament was ABS which I am used to work with. Bright colours and I put the temperature a few degrees higher so the outcoming filament was very smooth and that shows in the result. This form works from Amsterdam. They even sell their new 3d pens through the Media markt and Action shops at quite a cheal price. So 3D pens have become available for everybody now.

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3D pen : New work in progress – by Ruud Janssen – December 2016

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I am currently working on a new object with the 3D pen from MyRiwell. It is again a larger object, so these take some time. I am using two new colours now. Perl-white and gold. Gives a special effect with the object for sure. Will make some good photos’s later too when it is finished and will get a name. Probaly the objects will be exhibited somewhere soon……

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And suddenly he has an ear….

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The latest object I made with a 3D pen was tittled ‘Don’t loose your head’. One more addition in finishing this artwork was adding an ear. For now it is the largest object I made with a 3d PEN so far. I have put in beside the last one on one photo and I see the ew object is more then 40 cm high.

So, an object fit for an exhibition one of these days. Will let you know when that happens. I have discoverd nos a technique that works quite well with this specific 3D pen from Myriwell, and the ABS plastic (filiament) becomes strong enough to form larger objects that can be touched without breaking.

So drawing with a 3D pen and making a 3D object with it has become reality. You only need a lot of practice and patience. The object you see here took two days of work, and about 8 hours working time. You can’t concentrate the whole time, so you need a break now and then. But as you see, you can make it work, and the forms are what you want them to be.

Beside the larger object you also see the previous one and some of the IUOMA logo’s I created.

Ruud Janssen, November 21st 2016