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'meteor' - 3D Metal Printed Fountain Pen (And Nib)

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#1 Pjotr Dumat

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Posted 08 April 2019 - 20:19

'Meteor'  3D metal printed fountain pen (and nib)

 

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I have been away for a while (however, active on the not-so-official FPN page on Fb. Sorry for that!   :unsure:).

 

Recently I brought my latest design, the 'Meteor' to the market (limited edition). All its metal parts are 3D printed:

  • Barrel, cap: stainless steel (316L)
  • Nib, shaft, clip: titanium alloy (Ti6Al4V)

There are some variants:

  1. Pure
  2. Pure+ (shaft polished)
  3. Merlot Red (also cap and barrel polished/colored) 
  4. Royal Blue (also cap and barrel polished/colored)
  5. Soon: Britisch Racing Green (also cap and barrel polished/colored)

The pen comes with a box that is also its display stand and is - of course - also 3D printed (PA12 with HP's Multi-Jet Fusion technology).

 

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Also personalization is available, like the inclusion of a monogram or logo in 3D.

 

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Below a preview of the 'Meteor' in British Racing Green

 

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More at pjotrpens.com and the website of la Couronne du Comte : lacouronneducomte.nl

 

 

 

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Edited by Pjotr Dumat, 09 April 2019 - 08:26.

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Posted 08 April 2019 - 20:48

Does the nib require adjusting/polishing/grinding or is it "flawless" right off the printer?  How fine can you print the tip? 


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Posted 08 April 2019 - 23:38

I could get used to the pen - but not the clip.

A question: correct that the stripes of the cap will lock in the barrel? see green pen cap
No chance that someone will get hurt by simply closing the pen? If so, I wouldn't sell it to countries where people like sueing. I have a big one in mind.

Edited by mke, 08 April 2019 - 23:41.


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Posted 08 April 2019 - 23:51

Very nice!  It is nice to see something different out there but not outlandish.  I am impressed.


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Posted 09 April 2019 - 16:38

The pointy stripes on the cap caught my attention too as seeming sharp. I wonder how smooth the tipping is—probably polished by hand?

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#6 Pjotr Dumat

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Posted 13 April 2019 - 09:16

The pointy stripes on the cap caught my attention too as seeming sharp. I wonder how smooth the tipping is—probably polished by hand?

 

Correct! 3D metal printing (AKA additive manufacturing) is NOT clicking the PRINT button and there it is. Not at all !  So, still quite an amount of old fashioned craftsmanship is involved.

One major difference with the conventional approach however, is that a significant part of the creation process is digitalalized.


Pjotr by Rein van der Mast

 

Creator of the first (titanium) 3D printed fountain pen in the world and nib (patent pending)

 

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#7 Pjotr Dumat

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Posted 13 April 2019 - 09:22

I could get used to the pen - but not the clip.

A question: correct that the stripes of the cap will lock in the barrel? see green pen cap
No chance that someone will get hurt by simply closing the pen? If so, I wouldn't sell it to countries where people like sueing. I have a big one in mind.

 

The lock is managed by a collection of springs inside the shaft, identical to the concept I already used for my first pen (see below)

No one has complained about the edges yet. Never got hurt myself neither  :)

 

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Pjotr by Rein van der Mast

 

Creator of the first (titanium) 3D printed fountain pen in the world and nib (patent pending)

 

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#8 Pjotr Dumat

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Posted 13 April 2019 - 09:27

Does the nib require adjusting/polishing/grinding or is it "flawless" right off the printer?  How fine can you print the tip? 

 

3D Metal printing requires a significant amount of postprocessing (still very traditional craftsmanship is involved). However, the slit is included in the metal print (patent pending), so its not the result of subtractie postprocessing.


Pjotr by Rein van der Mast

 

Creator of the first (titanium) 3D printed fountain pen in the world and nib (patent pending)

 

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