PrintLab's 3D Scan of the Week - 3D Printable Pen

By combining traditional clay modelling with 3D scanning and 3D printing, we open up a range of opportunities in materials, customisation, production and digital archiving

In today's 3D scan of the week we are releasing the STL file of a 3D printable pen. This pen was created by 3D scanning a clay model, ergonomically made to fit the person's grip. Through a simple CAD process, a hole was made in the 3D scan so the ink cartridge from a Bic Cristal biro could be slotted inside.

The scanner we used for the process was the EinScan-S and the total scan time was only 3 minutes. Meshmixer software was then used to create the hole. A full lesson plan for teachers is under construction so you can make 3D printed pens to suit your own grip.

In the meantime if you'd like to 3D print this pen, we have made the STL file available to download. Simply sign up below and head to our resources. The STL is located under 3D models > Classroom prints.

We hope you enjoy this model and to get notified when the lesson plan is ready, let us know at To learn more about the EinScan-S 3D Scanner, click here. And if you're interested in learning how to use Meshmixer to edit, sculpt and prepare models for 3D printing, we have a great course available here.

Sign up and head to resources to download the 3D printable pen

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