Pen that draws 3D images with new Siberian ink reaches production
3 Feb '15
A yet-unnamed Chinese company has launched the manufacture of what is believed to be the world’s first 3D pen with safe cold ink, developed by DI-Group in Tomsk, in Siberia, the regional news agency RIA Tomsk reported.
According to the developer, the Tomsk pen enables a user to draw three-dimensional objects, including magnetic and aromatized ones, and ones that emit light in the dark. The CreoPop pen, which uses a storage battery for operation, is said to be safe for children as unlike analogs, it doesn’t warm, the Siberian company claims. “The 3D pens were put into production in China in December 2014, and in April 2015 they will hit broad markets,” the source said.
The Tomsk site will continue to produce ink for the pens. DI-Group is reported to have raised $892,000 from a pool of investors led by 500 Startups, and more investment is being considered.
The developer announced earlier that certain customers in the U.S., Europe and Asia “were interested” in the Siberian product.