3Doodler

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The 3Doodler is a 3D printing pen developed by Peter Dilworth and Maxwell Bogue of WobbleWorks LLC. 3Doodler began funding in February 2013 on the crowd funding platform Kickstarter. It utilizes plastic thread made of either acrylonitrile butadiene styrene ("ABS") or polylactic acid ("PLA") that is melted and then cooled through a patented process while moving through the pen, which can then be used to make 3D objects by hand.[1] The 3Doodler has been described as a glue gun for 3D printing because of how the plastic is extruded from the tip, with one foot of the plastic thread equaling "about 11 feet of moldable material".[2]

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  1. ^ Joseph Flaherty (February 19, 2013). "3Doodler Lets You Hand-Draw 3-D Objects". Wired. Retrieved February 23, 2013. 
  2. ^ Staff writer (February 22, 2013). "Pen 'writes' in 3D with plastic". UPI. Retrieved February 23, 2013. 

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