The LIX is created as the smallest 3D printing pen, a Kickstarter concept that M.C. Escher would have undoubtedly appreciated for the pen’s capability to allow customers to break out of the confines of two dimensions.
Think about a 3D printer reduced down to its most bare parts and engineered into a pen shape and you have acquired the LIX. Powered by a USB 3. port connected pen barrel, colored plastic “ink” ABS or PLA filaments are melted with a sizzling-finish nozzle a lot like a glue gun (ABS provides higher strength, flexibility, malleability and increased temperature resistance, although the plant-based mostly PLA filaments are presented in a wider variety of colours and amounts of glossy translucency at the cost of lowered power and versatility).
Lines can be drawn across and over any surface, the act of illustration getting to be one component printing, one more part gestural sculpture.
Each and every drawn line cools quickly to create rigid and freestanding structures, opening limitless illustrative choices for artistic and layout exploration beyond the two-dimensional, transforming the act of drawing into a single combining printing with sculpture. Created by Anton Suvorov, the portable 3D-printer-in-a-pen was conceived as a instrument both for product prototyping, fashionable embellishment, or artistic exploration
The LIX pen weighs only forty grams, and at just 6.45″ in length, end users could very easily brag they’ve received a complete 3D printer prepared to use sitting in their shirt pocket. Those looking to get their hands on the initial batch of LIX devices can support fund the project more than at the LIX Kickstarter webpage.