3D Printing - There are no limitations on materials and thanks to adjustable temperature and speed. You can draw with a variety of materials (1.75mm width strings) including: Laybrick, ABS, PLA, PETG, HIPS, FLEXI, Laywood, Thermochrome, and Flourescent. See the differences below.
Soldering - You can set the device temperature to up to 490°C depending on the melting point of the metal you choose to use.
Cutting - Setting the right profile on this extension piece allows you to cut into Polystyrene, Depron, EPP, Foam, Balsa and thin Plexiglas and rubber-like materials.
Burning - With different extension piece you can choose change settings to guarantee the best burn for both wood and leather.
The 3DSimo mobile app gives you control over the temperature and speed so you can work with different and sometimes totally new materials. The FREE Android and iOS app connects to your Mini via Bluetooth. The 3DSimo app allows you to adjust the temperature, speed and different material profiles with precision. The app will also provide you with instructional videos, templates to print and regular software updates.
For more freedom (and places without the power socket), we have developed a clip-on battery pack, which is able to power 3Dsimo Mini for one hour or charge your phone with its 2000 mAh battery.
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Thanks to adjustable speed and temperature, you are not limited by the material you use. You can choose different materials and actually use materials that will come to the market in the future! Here’s the list of currently supported materials you can use for drawing with 3DSimo. All these are sold via our website, but you can buy them from different vendor if you want to. No limitations, the only thing is that they must be in string form and 1.75mm diameter.
It all began a year ago with our first product 3DSimo which we managed to put on the market despite very limited financial resources. This gave us a clearer idea and a valuable experience on the steps between a simple idea and the finished commercial product. Learning from our last experience, we decided to cooperate with experienced graphic designers, mechanical engineers, electronic engineers, IT professionals and programmers to help us refine and develop the 3DSimo Mini.
“Sneak peek into our manufacturing process.
3Dsimo is assembled in our factory in Czech Republic, in the very hearth of Europe. Here are a few photos of the original 3Dsimo, which we have been manufacturing for more than one year now. And though manufacturing the same thing over and over again helped us to perfect the process, we believe it’s time for a change. With your help, we will be able to start assembling 3Dsimo mini in few months.”
Skilled, passionate and sometimes both. We are a group of 3Dprinting enthusiasts, engineers, artists.
3Dsimo mini is fully functional and ready for mass production. During the campaign we will keep you updated on the progress of the conception of the mobile app and the mechanic attachments. After the campaign we will start with the implementation of the injection mold and the prototype testing. We will also publish the awarded certificates (eg: ROSH, CE mark…).
The original video for backers of the first 3Dsimo pen.
Looking for some inspiration about what can you do with various functions of 3Dsimo? Here you go.
Risks and challenges
Our previous experience with the 3Dsimo gave us a good idea of the time and financial requirements to place such a product in the market worldwide. The financing will help cover the costs for:
- Injection mold
- Electronic templates
- Graphical design for both the pen and the packaging
- Templates for the 3Dsimo mini packaging
- Certificates (industrial design, CE, ROSH, recycling of electronic waste…)
Due to the miniature size of the components we have to use an injection molding technology of plastic into steel. Its implementation takes about 60 days and represents our biggest financial expense. However before we begin we must be absolutely sure of the effectiveness of the design as errors are very difficult to correct, therefore we use 3D technology SLA and DMSL for the fabrication of foundation models of the relevant parts. Suppliers All our suppliers are certified, reliable and have been accompanying us throughout the whole journey since our first product, 3Dsimo. Our aim is to create a device that helps you bring to life all your ideas and allows you to express yourself. Thank you in advance for all your support.
The 3DSimo Mini is the new generation of 3D pen that can not only draw in 3D, but also solder, burn and cut. It’s the ultimate creator’s tool for all hobbyists, modellers, makers, designers and creators.
3D Simo Mini is a smaller, smarter version of the original 3DSimo Pen. The biggest innovation are the changeable tips – you can easily convert your 3D pen into a solder, burning tool or string cutter. More extensions are yet to come.
As the previous 3DSimo, the mini supports a wide variety of materials thanks to the changeable temperature and feeding speed. The top temperature has been raised from 0 up to 490 degrees, so now it can also melt metal. Oh and it’s USB powered, so you can use it almost anywhere.
Currently the Mini has 11 different types of materials available for use. These materials include ABS (usual), PLA (eco-friendly), PET (translucent) , HIPS (ultralight), Wood (contains wooden material), Metal (contains metal particles), Thermochrome (changes color with temperature), Flexi (flexible), Flourescent (glows in the dark), Blue Luminous (glows in sunlight), Laybrick (sand mixture).
While its easy enough for kids to use, we strongly recommend close adult supervision. The 3DSimo Mini reaches 490 degrees celsius at the tip, so it should not be used at all by children under 12 and only with close supervision thereafter.
No other pen in the market currently has the capability to get as hot as the Mini in the company form factor. Because of this the Mini has the ability to work with the most types of plastic materials on the market, but also metals – perfect for jewelry and other molding/crafting.
Yes, we have a host of free templates on the 3DSimo website. There are also exclusive templates that will be included in your Kickstarter purchase. You will also be able to download templates from the 3DSimo website.
Closer to our ship date, you will be able to access the mobile app for iOS and Android straight from our website and in the iTunes and Google Play stores for FREE. We will provide updates when the app is available to download.
The Mini comes with the 3D drawing nozzle and soldering tip. We will introduce burning tip and wire cutter as we reach our stretch goals but those will be offered separately in the future on our e-shop too.
Usually, 7,5m string (1 package) is enough for one hour of intensive drawing. We recommend to buy 10 packages of material – that will last you for some time. You can order new material anytime from our website or any other vendor.