A pen which enables architects to sketch in three dimensions has been put on the market in the latest example of the upsurge in availability of 3d technology.
UAE-based printing technology company Precise Group is behind the 3Doodler – aimed at allowing designers the luxury of just one sketch – rather than having to show their ideas from a variety of angles.
“Architects and builders are quickly able to envisage what the end product will look like without having to rework the design multiple times,” said Lothar Hohmann, president of Precise.
The company said it is working on the premise that 3d designs provide better “visual bridges” between designers, clients and those who will construct buildings.
Hohmann said: “The Makerbot [a 3d desk printer] uses fused deposition modelling – the printers melt a plastic fibre and build the plastic in layers to create the final prototype.”
The world’s first 3D printing pen, the 3Doodler uses the same fused deposition technology however it is easier in use and designers are able to create their models manually using the pen and being a differentiator in its market for designers as they don’t need to know how to use a design software to operate the printing pen.”
Its designers said users can experiment more and brisk up the pace of the timeframe for completion. Hohmann added: “For architects this has created a revolution in the way they can think, create and execute.”