A Plastic Solder Pen for Sculpting?
March 06, 2014 01:38PM
And no, I am NOT talking about the 3Doodler haha.

I remember finding online a while ago a solder-like tool for specifically melting plastic.

I was wondering if anyone knows what I am talking about? I cannot for the life of me find it anymore.

I want to be able to add little touches to my models, like little streaks for fur on animal prints and things like that.

Does anyone know of any good tools for something like that? I figure with a PLA plastic the fumes would not be dangerous, and with a small fan I could get rid of the exhaust anyway (the tool I am talking about actually had a built in fan I believe).

Anyone know of this tool or any others like it?

Thanks smiling smiley

Jeff

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 03/06/2014 01:39PM by kfootball15.
Re: A Plastic Solder Pen for Sculpting?
March 06, 2014 01:57PM
wood burner? [www.staples.com]

Or couldn't you just use a regular soldering iron? Maybe with a temperature control.


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Re: A Plastic Solder Pen for Sculpting?
March 06, 2014 02:16PM
Re: A Plastic Solder Pen for Sculpting?
March 06, 2014 03:31PM
I've seen a Max Wax pen suggested elsewhere

[www.amazon.com]
Re: A Plastic Solder Pen for Sculpting?
March 06, 2014 06:49PM
If you do go for a soldering iron, make sure it can go down to at least 200 Celsius. I used the soldering irons at work successfully at that temperature for PLA. If the soldering iron is too hot then you risk burning/discolouring the plastic.

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 03/06/2014 06:51PM by samp20.
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Re: A Plastic Solder Pen for Sculpting?
March 07, 2014 08:26AM
Hot gas welding
[en.wikipedia.org]

Speed tip welding
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Spin welding
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