We have seen great artworks on rocks inside caves, on paper, on walls, and on the computer screen. But with the new LIX 3D printing pen artists will be able to create complex works of art in mid-air.
Powered via a USB port (there’s a 3.5 mm jack), LIX doesn’t need a program to guide its printing tip and the filament inside it gets heated up in less than a minute. The drawing material is melted by the pen and is cooled down as it draws out. So the structure that is created will remain rigid. The artist has to just use his imagination and utilize the pen to create shapes in mid-air.
LIX, coming in an aluminum casing, measures in at 6.45 inches long, 0.55 inches in diameter and weighs only 1.23 ounces. It is capable of heating to over 300-degrees Fahrenheit but will work fine at 180 degrees.
So, what all things you can create with it, you wonder? Anything from jewelry and T-shirt designs to complex sculptures which might creep you out such as the one you see below.
LIX is a Kickstarter project and they have already raised £160,173 (their goal was £30,000) with 28 days to go. Check out the video below to know more about the 3D printing pen.