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

DORDRECHT, September 30, 2018 - 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 very pleased to announce 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: 3dpens.nl. There is more information, including details on the 3D printing process.

 

18K Solid Gold 3D Printed Fountain Pen & Nib

ROTTERDAM, 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.”

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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 !

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