3D Pens

The Challenge Lab has two types of 3D Pens.

Creo PopView Creo Pop Guide
Ink / Ultraviolet light Pen

  • Cool, uses Ultraviolet light to dry the ink material.
  • Advantages- easy to use, ink does not come out too fast, ink sticks
  • Disadvantages- Ultraviolet light takes a while to dry the ink, brittle material
  • Best Uses


3DoodlerView 3Doodler Guide
Plastic Filament

  • Hot, melts plastic filament – usually PLA or ABS
  • Filament hardens by cooling.
  • Advantages- cools fast
  • Disadvantages- filament emits fast, has some trouble sticking (must use paper)
  • Best Uses
  • After use, remember to retract the filament, or it gets stuck, preventing future users from using this pen.