Sunlu SL-300 3D Printer Pen Test
When I picked up the Sunlu 3D Pen (CCbetter 3D Pen) for the first time, I immediately noticed the low weight of the pen. Also, thanks to the rubberized surface and its shape, which is suitable for both left-handed and right-handed, it is very good in the hand. Although the pencil looks a bit clunky, but also children should cope well with it.
Laterally, on both sides, the pen has several function keys. On the left side you will find the pull-in buttons which allow you to move the filament into the pen or to drive it out. On the right side are the speed buttons. This controls how fast the filament is moved out of the pen. On the top there is a small display on which you can select the filament grade (PLA or ABS), as well as the temperature of the pen is displayed. On the back we have the socket for the mains connection as well as the opening into which one introduces the filament. My first impression was quite positive and I could well imagine drawing something with this pen.
Once you connect the pin to the power adapter, the pin is turned on. There is no separate power button. However, you do not have to worry, because only when filament is introduced and the filament variety is selected, the print pen starts to heat up.
Here 2 rolls PLA filament was enclosed. PLA differs from ABS in that it does not need to be overheated and is also biodegradable. ABS, on the other hand, is more stable than PLA and is therefore suitable for machine parts that are more likely to be printed with a proper 3D printer. When you insert the filament and press the feed button, the pen slowly heats up to about 170 ° C. The temperature can be taken from the display.
After a first test run, you got used to the pen fairly quickly. Drawing with the Sunlu 3D Printer pen is similar to drawing the 3Doodler. In my first attempt, I traced a butterfly. There are templates for this in the net, whereby creativity knows no bounds. The filament is applied freely at will and connects without problems with the already dried filament parts.
That the pen is hot and you could burn, I have not found. Also, the filament cools down pretty quickly and is also very fast hard. Nevertheless, one should not underestimate the pen. Especially the small white tip of the pen is very hot and should not be touched.