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3D Printing Pen ABS plastic Answered

Hi there,

So I've seen a lot of stuff online about 3D printing releasing what are potentially toxic fumes, and I'm wondering how this transfers over to 3D pens? 
We are looking to use them for workshops for kids, and there have been some concerns about it, so I'm just looking to see if anyone can point me in the direction of some info?

All I can find is about 3D printing, and I can't imagine that using a 3D pen for half an hour on and off is the same as printing a whole object fume wise?




2 years ago

Im also using 3d pens its awesome its like drawiing in 3d with your own hands

you can create so many things with it


4 years ago

Fumes are always a problem when printing.

For a single printer and high print volumes it makes sense to use a box around it that has some activated charcoal filters.

For hand held printing it is a bit more complicated.

Being kids I would try to stay on the safe side and provide proper ventilation or in good weather consider to do the course outside.


4 years ago

From http://the3doodler.com/faqs/

Does 3Doodler plastic emit harmful fumes?

3Doodler plastic has been tested for heavy metals and has undergone full toxological risk assessment, passing each and every test and assessment. Some users do not notice any smell when Doodling; others do not like the more “plasticy” smell of ABS; and many of our users prefer the smell of PLA, which, being corn based, can smell a little like popcorn. No matter what materials you are using, and whether you are using a 3Doodler or a traditional 3D printer, we always recommend Doodling (or printing) in a well ventilated area.

I saw on their kickstarter that it was for use by kids 12+, it does have a hot glue end tip which should be used with caution.