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Try turning the temperature up and see if that helps. Some colors have higher melt temps than than others and this should help.

The 3Doodler PRO now ships internationally, but we may close that off again if volumes get too high.

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In short the 3Doodler PRO allows you adjust everything: speed, fan strength, and of course temperature. These variables mean that the PRO can handle materials that the Create cannot, including Wood, Nylon, Copper, Bronze, and Polycarbonate. It can also run faster and for longer.

Looking at the PRO in more detail, the 3Doodler PRO features a carbon fibre body with a silicone comfort grip and buttons. One side of the pen features an ON/OFF switch and the other side features the Fan Speed switch as well as the control port (for accessories like the Pedal).

The 3Doodler PRO has three variables to adjust the flow of your materials: temperature, extrusion speed, and fan speed. Each PRO material has different settings that the pen should be adjusted to for optimal flow.

The pen features an LCD screen to show you exactly what settings you are operating on, and the display can change between Celsius and Fahrenheit.

The 3Doodler PRO pen set is sold with a portable battery pack (the JetPack), a 6 piece interchangeable nozzle set, unblocking tool, and a power adaptor. It also features an array of materials including, Polycarbonate (clear), Wood, Nylon (white), FLEXY (black), and ABS (black).

Using the included power adapter, plug your 3Doodler PRO in and turn the power switch to ON. When turned on, the LED will light up red. The LCD will display the current temperature of the pen as a solid number and the target temperature setting you have configured the pen to as a flashing number. When it reaches the target temperature the LED will light up blue.

On the end of the pen are two dials with a (+) and a (-) at either end. The outermost dial adjusts the extrusion speed. By rocking the rings in the direction of either the (+) or (-) you will increase or decrease the speed. The new speed will be displayed on the LCD screen. Adjustments towards the (+) will take the pen to a maximum speed of 8; adjustments towards the (-) will take the pen to a minimum speed of 1. The slower the material extrudes, the faster it will harden. If you change the speed setting, the new speed will show on the LCD for a few seconds as the pen adjusts.

Each material for the 3Doodler PRO has an optimum extrusion speed and temperature, but you can adjust them to get the exact flow that you’re looking for.

The fan can be set to OFF, LO, or HI, and will affect the rate that the material is cooled after being extruded from the pen. The higher the fan setting the faster the material is cooled and hardens.

There are two buttons on the 3Doodler PRO, the circular button is for extrusion and the triangular button behind it is for reversing plastic out of the pen. A single click of either button will initiate its respective function. Another click of either button will stop extrusion or reversal.

If the material is long enough you can simply reverse it out by pressing the reverse button once and then pulling the strand out of the back of the pen once fully reversed. If the material is not long enough to pull out of the back of the pen then it must be extruded through the pen completely.

In either scenario please use the unblocking tool to completely clear out the last material you used from the nozzle end of the pen before switching to a new material. This is essential to ensure no blockages occur and that extrusion remains smooth. When clearing the pen, keep the pen at the temperature of the last material used before switching to new temperature.

Be sure to ALWAYS use the unblocking tool to clear out the pen from the nozzle end before switching materials.

To remove the nozzle of the 3Doodler PRO you must have the pen turned on and heated to at least 180 degrees Celsius. Using the nozzle set holder (which has a nozzle removal tool built into it), unscrew the nozzle in a counterclockwise direction.

When replacing the nozzle, make sure the pen is at least 180 degrees Celsius and screw it back on with the nozzle set holder in a clockwise direction. Do not over-tighten the nozzle when replacing it. Stop tightening as soon as you feel resistance so as to avoid over-tightening and breaking the nozzle.

The 3Doodler PRO can use ABS and PLA as well as Wood, FLEXY, Metal, Nylon, and Polycarbonate Strands.

Each material has an optimum extrusion speed and temperature setting, as well as unique properties that offer unlimited possibilities.

The 3Doodler Start plastic is not compatible with the 3Doodler PRO. PRO-specific filaments such as wood, metal, nylon and polycarbonate are not compatible with the 3Doodler Create or 3Doodler Start.

All plastics that can be used with the 3Doodler Create are compatible with the 3Doodler PRO.

The Doodlepad IS NOT compatible with wood, metal or Polycarbonate filaments. Note that if these filaments leave residue on your Doodlepad masking tape will get most of the easier to remove pieces off.

You can use the Doodlepad with all other PRO filaments.

When using the different materials, always start out at the settings recommended on the packaging for each kind, and then experiment by gradually adjusting each setting up or down to find the best flow for the project you’re working on.

Wood
Temperature: 170-175 C / 338-347 F
Speed: 3-6
About: This filament is made of actual wood composite and PLA. It can be sanded and stained, used to fill cracks in wooden objects, and it smells great. Treat it as you would when working with wood. Note that it is brittle, and must be layered to maintain structural integrity.

Copper and Bronze
Temperature: 180 C /365 F
Speed: 3-5
About: The filament includes real copper or bronze in a clay substrate, and results in a matte finish. Sanding and polishing can achieve shine. It must be layered to achieve structural integrity.

PLA
Temperature: 180 C / 365 F
Speed: 3-6
About: Can be reheated/reshaped very easily. Offers widest range of colors/finishes. Must not be used over recommended temp 180-190 C.

ABS
Temperature: 195-200 C / 383-392 F
Speed: 3-6
About: Hardens very quickly, has some give/bend to it. Works well for drawing in the air.

PC (Polycarbonate)
Temperature: 220-230 C / 428-446 F
Speed: 3-6
About: This is the best plastic for drawing in air! It does not adhere well to itself. As it is clear, it can be used to pipe light. It will not flow below 220 C.

Nylon
Temperature: 205 C / 397 F
Speed: 3-6
About: Natural color, 100% Nylon material. Very durable, semi-flexible, doesn’t stick easily to itself. Ideal for fashion or anything you want to have a fabric-like feel. Can be dyed.

FLEXY
Temperature: 195-200 C / 383-392 F
Speed: 2-5
About: Flexible, rubbery. Best for Doodles that bend. Adheres to fabric.

If you use a material at too low a temp or too high a speed the LED will turn red and the motor will stop. If you are experiencing this, turn the speed down or up accordingly.

In order to unblock the 3Doodler PRO, insert the unblocking tool into the rear of the pen while it is turned on and fully heated up. Be sure that the temperature is set appropriately for the specific filament that is clogging the pen. The aim here is to push any material inside of the pen out of through tip. Please make sure that the nozzle is unscrewed and off of the pen while using the unblocking tool.

Do not force material out of the pen. If it is not flowing smoothly try adjusting the speed or temperature, and always reference the recommended settings for each material.

If you’re still having issues after trying this, please contact us at cs@the3doodler.com and we will be happy to help you troubleshoot your device.

There should be a warning sticker on the front of the pen indicating the HOT ZONE. The front nose cone of the pen gets very HOT. Anything forward of the buttons is a HOT ZONE. Please do not touch these areas or you may be burned, and please keep out of reach of children at all times.

The PRO is safe for ages 14+, but we strongly recommend the 3Doodler PRO only for more advanced users. What do we mean that? In short, users who have used and are comfortable with the 3Doodler Create, technical users who have experience with 3D printing and other mechanical devices, or users with a professional or vocational background that requires a more advanced 3D printing pen. The PRO is not a toy, and you, or the person you are buying for, may be better suited to and have a better experience with the 3Doodler Create.

The 3Doodler PRO automatically stops after 10 minutes of continuous extrusion, just like the 3Doodler Create. This is a safety feature. You can simply press the extrusion button again to continue Doodling.

The 3Doodler PRO automatically stops after 5 minutes of reversing. This should be plenty of time for all of the filament to reverse out of the pen.

The PRO manual is all online in the form of user setup videos and other documentation (although we do include a Quick Start Guide in the PRO box). We plan to keep evolving and updating the the user setup videos and online resources on a frequent basis, hence the decision to take the PRO manual “virtual”.

PRO will initially be available at 3DoodlerPro.com as well as MoMA, followed by Barnes & Nobles, and Macy’s. We will gradually roll PRO out to other countries and platforms. To receive news about the 3Doodler Pro, please sign up for our newsletter here: http://the3doodler.com/community/

There is a tiny hole located underneath the LCD display screen where you can insert a paperclip (and press down) to switch the temperature display from Celsius to Fahrenheit. The temperature rating defaults to Celsius.

When the temperature is adjusting to a new setting, the LCD will flash. Once the pen has reached the target temperature, the LED will be a solid blue.

No. You must use the new model of the JetPack with the 3Doodler PRO. The new Jetpack uses 5V/2A, whereas the older model of the JetPack uses 5V/1.2A and cannot power the PRO. The 3Doodler PRO requires the new model of the JetPack. The amperage is listed on the underside of the JetPack if there is any confusion.

The new version of the JetPack is compatible with the 2.0 and the Create.

Both the older model of the JetPack and the new model have an MAH reading of 4400.

No. Absolutely not! You’ll burn yourself!

Please don't! We've found that leaving warm plastic in the pen accelerates the degradation of the plastic and can cause issues with the pen over time.

The pen will generally stop extruding plastic or you will notice a marked slowdown in the extrusion speed. Just add a new strand, give it a gentle nudge if needed, and your 3Doodler should start extruding again. You'll still get a few inches of the old strand before the new one feeds in.

Practice makes perfect, even when 3Doodling! It takes time to master the 3Doodler. But don’t let this stop you. Think outside the box and let your imagination take off. You'll be surprised by how quickly your doodling skills evolve.

If you are having trouble you may need to press the pen more firmly into the paper. Think of the 3Doodler like a pen; in order for the ink to hit the paper, the tip of the pen must touch the paper. We recommend pressing down into the paper until you can see a little blob, making sure the plastic is anchored to the paper. Then you can freely lift off the page or move around.

Your 3Doodler is a sturdy and awesome tool, but like any mechanical device it needs a break now and then. We suggest giving it some downtime after two hours of continuous use (just 30mins or so).

The 3Doodler can be used as a plastic welding tool. If you have something made of ABS plastic (the most common form of plastic) you can repair it with the 3Doodler.

For example, two broken parts can be welded back together by “drawing” a plastic weld where the parts are broken. In addition to household repairs, we expect this to be especially handy for makers who are using traditional 3D printers.

The wood filament can be used to repair holes in wood, and it can be sanded and stained!
So far, we've seen it used to repair vacuum cleaners, eyeglass frames, snow shovels and 3D prints. Let us know what you've been able to fix!

If you are having trouble bonding one like plastic to another, simply press the hot nozzle against the part you are trying to attach to for a few seconds longer. This helps it melt a little so that it can bond with the new material better.

The many filaments vary in temperature, so we do not recommend touching plastic within 5 seconds of it coming out of the pen. Please do not touch the pen tip when it is hot.

No. Please keep the 3Doodler PRO out of reach of children.

No. The 3Doodler only works with 3mm plastic. Plastics cannot (and should not) be combined. As we have mentioned elsewhere, 3Doodler should only be used with 3Doodler strands (which are specifically sized and configured for optimal use with the 3Doodler). Use of other materials not approved by us may result in damage to your pen or injury to you, and will void your warranty.

ABS does have some shrinkage post extrusion, but it is a fraction of a fraction of a percent, so you won’t even notice it.

No, the 3Doodler PRO can only be used with 3mm plastic strands. We also only recommend using official 3Doodler Plastics.

Yes. This is caused by moisture escaping from the plastic strands (that has been caught in the strand since fabrication). This is not dangerous or a cause for concern!

3Doodler plastic is 10 inches in length and straight cut.

We are not able to verify the quality or source of other materials used and the warranty that covers the 3Doodler is limited to 3Doodler-approved ABS and PLA strands.

The flexibility and brittleness of your creation is really up to you as the creator. You can make pieces thicker by going back and forth and joining the strands, or you go very slow to make a thick strand that will be less flexible. This allows you to make stronger doodles that are able to act as supporting structures.

In the converse, you’ll create more brittle strands if you move the pen faster. The benefit of this is that thinner strands tend to be very flexible. If thinner, they are not easy to break, but they cannot support other objects.

So, in short, it’s up to you as a user to use technique and skill (which you’ll develop over time) to determine what you want from your 3Doodles.

Of course, some of the 3Doodler PRO plastics are more brittle than others. Wood and Metals are more brittle than the others.

We have not been too impressed by the conductivity of most conductive plastics (although we have not tested them all!). With that in mind, we suggest using conductive paint with your regular Doodles to ensure an effective conductive effect.

As a side note, and as mentioned elsewhere, your 3Doodler should only be used with filament approved by us. Use of other materials not approved by us may result in damage to your pen or injury to you, and will unfortunately void your warranty.

Used (extruded) 3Doodler plastic cannot be reinserted into the pen.

Nylon, Polycarbonate, ABS, PLA, Bronze and Copper Doodles can be recycled. They are classified under recycling number 7 and are often turned into plastic lumber and other custom-made products.

The most ardently eco-friendly 3Doodlers may want to opt for PLA, which is compostable (and made from corn!) as their plastic of choice. The Wood filament can also be composted. If you are interested in composting your materials, please contact your local authority to find your nearest commercial composter.

No. The 3Doodler plastic was specially developed for the 3Doodler pens, It’s not possible to use other brands or types of plastic in your 3Doodler PRO.

Yes! All the 3Doodler pens are ambidextrous pens. One of the inventors is a leftie!

The 3Doodler Create and PRO need to be plugged in in order to function. The PRO comes with a JetPack that, once fully charged, will allow the pen to be used wirelessly. The JetPack plugs into a wall socket and charges in about 3 hours.

It shouldn’t take more than a few minutes. The LCD display will show the current temperature in solid numbers and the desired temperature in flashing numbers.

The fan on the 3Doodler Create does makes some noise. The fan on the 3Doodler PRO will make some noise when turned to LOW, a bit more noise when turned to HIGH, and very little to no noise when turned to OFF.

There is a 1 year warranty on pens sold through 3Doodler or approved retailers.

The 3Doodler PRO is sold with a 6 piece interchangeable nozzle set of different sizes and shapes.

No, it cannot. Only official 3Doodler plastics can be used in the PRO.

3Doodler plastic has been tested for heavy metals and has undergone full toxicological risk assessment, passing each and every test and assessment. Some users do not notice any smell when Doodling; others do not like the more "plasticy" smell of ABS; and many of our users prefer the smell of PLA, which, being corn based, can smell a little like popcorn. No matter what materials you are using, and whether you are using a 3Doodler or a traditional 3D printer, we always recommend Doodling (or printing) in a well ventilated area.

On the end of the pen are two dials with a (+) and a (-) at either end. The innermost ring adjusts the temperature setting. By rocking the ring in the direction of the (+) or (-) you will increase or decrease the temperature by increments of 5 degrees.

When changing the temperature setting, the new target temperature will temporarily be reflected on the LCD screen. It will then display whatever setting you are currently operating on as it moves towards the target temperature. The LED will turn blue when the target temperature range is reached.

Each material for the 3Doodler PRO has an optimum extrusion speed and temperature, but you can adjust them to get the exact flow that you’re looking for.