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3D Printing metal parts

The founder of Pjotr, Rein van der Mast, has joined the management team of Additive Industries. This company owns multiple state-of-art machines for printing metal parts. With these machines and several suppliers to Dutch high-tech industries Additive Industries' focus is on exploring the potential of additive manufacturing and building better printers than currently available.

Being its Manager Design & Engineering Rein is looking for ways to improve industrial productivity. He expects this to become beneficial to Pjotr.

Below is one of his latest design, a fountain pen to be 3D printed in stainless steel (316L).

Meteor (stainless steel, gold)
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More experiments

Pjotr used the abdication of HM Queen Beatrix of The Netherlands in favor of her son HRH Prince Willem-Alexander in multiple design experiments. The result shown below is camp and includes a crystal block. Inside this block there is a line 'drawn' by laser. When looking at this line from one direction one finds the silhouette of the former queen of the Netherlands. From another direction there is the silhouette of her son. The double portrait is an idea of Pieter Adriaans, artist and professor in learning and adaptive systems at the University of Amsterdam.

Double face (gold, art crystal)
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Pjotr in Pen World magazine, April 2013

Pjotr is now in Pen World magazine, on 3 1/2 pages ! Pen World (Houston, Texas) is one of the leading magazines in the world on exclusive pens.

Pen World magazine

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Pjotr and SOLide extending their research

One of the most important elements of Pjotr is innovation. So he is constantly looking for new and better methods to deal with the themes of his clients. Because of this, recently he asked SOLide to look for new methods that might be suitable.

He modeled a simple pen. Its shape derives from the upcoming abdication of HM Queen Beatrix of The Netherlands in favor of her son HRH Prince Willem-Alexander, April 30, 2013. Since the focus should be on the large parts, he asked SOLide to install a standard rollerball cartridge.

Today there are various methods available, all having specific pros and cons. Pjotr would like to know them in every detail. For example, one could high-res 3D print the main objects in plastic and plate them with gold, a method that is expected to prove it os a very cost effective one. One also could have them fully 3D printed in gold, which requires much more gold, of course. One also could 3D print the objects and use them as tools in an less direct process, called lost-wax casting.

And even more extreme as well as exclusive methods are available today, like 3D high-res printed in a very hard ceramic material, a process that has already been used succesfully for the creation of the casing of watches.

Pjotr will keep you posted on this !

Torch (gold)
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