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Again in Pen World magazine

For the second time I feel honored with an extensive editorial article in Pen World magazine, world's leading journal for fountain pen collectors. The text, written by Reinhard Kargl, perfectly reflects the potential of 3D printing with respect to high quality fountain pens.

The first time was in 2013, an article written by former editor in chief Laura Chandler, after the release of world's first 3D printed, titanium fountain pen.

To download the article click here (pdf)

Pjotr in Pen World magazine

 

Where old and new techniques come together

Old and new techniques come together in this oil painting made by Felice Hanssen.

Recently Rein van der Mast was portrayed, as a present from his lovely girlfriend Ellen. Of course, there is the merlot red ‘Meteor’ in Rein's right hand, which is 3D printed in titanium and stainless steel.

Oil on canvas, 800 x 1000 mm

Felice Hanssen: http://felicehanssen.nl/

Rein van der Mast byj Felice Hanssen

NEW Pure+ and British Racing Green

Because of several requests received as well as many positive responses to social media inquiries, now there are two additional versions of the 'Meteor': 'Pure+' and 'British Racing Green' !

'Pure+' has a polished shaft and 'British Racing Green' is an addition to the red and blue versions of this unique 3D printed metal pen.

Pjotr 'Meteor' new versions Pure+ and British Racing Green

The 'Meteor' is now available

DORDRECHT, The Netherlands – At the Tilburg Penshow 2018 Rein van der Mast showed a prototype of his latest design: the 'Meteor'. It includes the world's first and only 3D printed fountain pen nib (solid titanium). The section, barrel, cap en clip are 3D printed (additively manufactured) in metal (solid titanium and stainless steel).

Next to the basic version, called 'Pure', there is a polished and coloured version ('Merlot Red' and 'Royal Blue'). Only 200 pieces will be made (limited edition).

Now this pen is available!

More information: /meteor

Pjotr by Rein van der Mast 'Meteor' Revealed at Tilburg Pen Show

DORDRECHT, The Netherlands – Yesterday, at the booth of La Couronne de Comte, at the Tilburg Pen Show, Rein van der Mast revealed a prototype of his next metal additively manufactured fountain pen, including his solid titanium 3D printed nib. Its name is ‘Meteor’.
From November 12 there will be two versions available. Both will also include a clip that is a 3D printed metal structure.

Many people tried this functional protoype and their responses were very positive, on both the pen’s looks as well as it performance as a writing instrument.

Presales started. Price for standard €735 , for polished/colored €982.
Ordered in presale: 20% off (€588 and €785,60)

Visit www.lacouronneducomte.nl/webstore

To be continued ...

Introducing the TypeONE by 3Dimensions

ROTTERDAM, The Netherlands – Rein van der Mast introduces the TypeONE, an affordable 3D printed fountain pen that is equipped with the world’s first 3D printed titanium nib.

The pen is brought to the market by 3Dimensions: a partnership of Dennis van de Graaf, owner of the renowned fountain pen shop La Couronne du Comte, Bart Koster, owner of Promo2000 and pen distributor, and Rein van der Mast, creator of the world's first 3D printed fountain pen (2013) and nib (2016).

He invites you to visit the website: 3d-pens.nl
There is more information, including details on the 3D printing process.

18K Solid Gold 3D Printed Fountain Pen & Nib

DORDRECHT, The Netherlands – The Dutch designer and technologist Rein van der Mast is disrupting how fountain pens are made. Instead of relying on proven technology, in 2013 he started 3D printing titanium fountain pens and nibs. Today he started 3D printing both in 18K solid yellow and white gold.

There is the Spica Virginis, his latest design, resembling an ear of grain and named after the brightest star in the constellation Virgo, where in ancient drawings the virgin holds a bundle of grain ears. In 18K yellow gold the color perfectly matches the color of grain.

The pen is also available in 18K solid white gold. Van der Mast: “This type of white gold is developed for 3D printing, selective laser melting in particular. It is very white, and more important, it is very hard, eliminating the need for a rhodium coating.” He emphasizes that this is particularly useful for nibs. Van der Mast is the only one in the world 3D printing nibs and holds a patent application on it.

Van der Mast: “For people who prefer the lightness of titanium, which is less than 1/3 of the density of gold, we offer our titanium version plated with a thick layer of 24K gold with a tiny amount of cobalt for better wear resistance.”

Pjotr, Spica Virginis

The Spica Virginis is exclusively available at La Couronne du Comte.

More info and images are available under DESIGNS.

More Design Research

To explore more of the potential of 3D printing related to fountain pens I tried a DIY (Do-It-Yourself) 3D printer, one made by in Holland by Ultimaker. And applied a bronze filled filament from ColorFabb. More on the website of ColorFabb:

https://learn.colorfabb.com/fountain-pen/

Also included is the latest version of my additvely manufactured fountain pen nib (patent pending), world's first !

First review of the 3D printed titanium nib

A beta version of the Spica Virginis was tested by Dries Bleus. About the nib:
"The medium-broad nib is ground to a stub and it writes like a dream. Being titanium, it offers a good amount of bounce, and some line variation if necessary. The feed provides a generous flow and keeps up well."

pencilcaseblog.com/2017/08/pjotr-spica-virginis-3d-printed.html

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