3D pens appeared a long time ago.The demand for them is still quite high, but they no longer cause a stir, having become a familiar element of the desktop of many designers, engineers or schoolchildren who like to make handicrafts out of plastic. Plastic, by the way, rather quickly runs out, and you have to buy it.
For some people it is not a problem, but for some people it is banal laziness. And this is where a new type of 3D pen, called the Renegade, can help. Its novelty is that the device can work on plastic, which is full at home of all of us. These are plastic bottles, files and even bags from the supermarket. Not bad, right? Let’s see how it all works.
The Renegade has a powerful extruder and heater. The plastic for the job comes from the ChupaCut shredder, which slices the plastic. Slicing is invisible to the owner, providing an uninterrupted supply of plastic. There are basically no restrictions on the work – this pen does everything the other models of 3D pens do, including our model 3D Dali
Here’s an example of what you can do with Renegade, and how it all works.
The heating temperature of the plastic is adjustable. The limit values are from 50 °C to 320 °C, it all depends on the type of plastic used. The extrusion speed of the heated plastic mass is also adjustable with a button. The Renegade can work with 5mm-thick ribbons of plastic that can be cut into ordinary PET bottles, plastic bags, files and other plastic products with a thickness of 0, 14-0, 35mm. In addition, other materials including PLA, ABS, nylon, TPE, HIPS and other types of 1.75 mm diameter fibers can be worked with if desired.
The pen body is made of aluminum, the plastic feeding mechanism is, as said, very powerful, there is almost nothing to break. The company also offers a free service for turning a picture into elements of three-dimensional structure, which can then be clad in plastic with the pen and make yourself a figurine.
Renegade PRO is an advanced pen model with an LCD display showing the exact temperature mode, type of material being worked with and printing speed.
The ChupaCut shredder slices plastic – it’s not an automatic device, you’ll have to work manually for a couple of minutes using the built-in ChupaCut slicer for the job.
The shredder is equipped with a special stand. Where you can put both sliced plastic and finished ABS and other types of fibers. This is how shredding works :
2 standard plastic bottles replace 25 regular strands of plastic. So, if you don’t have thread, you can work with the material at hand. If you have thread, work with it, if you wish.
With the right skill, this is what you can get:
Another plus of the pen is that the bottles now do not have to be thrown into the landfill, you can make something interesting out of them. Of course, this solution can’t be called super eco-friendly, but it’s still better to make some nice stand for small things than throwing a plastic bottle in the trash.
Now the developers of the pen are fundraising for Kickstarter It has already raised twice as much as planned, so the device will definitely hit the market. The first shipments are scheduled for February 2017.
Invitation to dajet testing
Daget invites authors interested in testing our devices ( We do not have Renegade , our own devices are offered for testing ) and write an objective review, to cooperation. The device after publication of the review stays with you. Read more about the offer here