Creator of the first 3D printed fountain pen in the world
 

Unique highly detailed fountain pens

Pjotr by Rein van der Mast creates small series and single pieces of sculpture-like fountain pens using state-of-the-art technologies, like 3D printing (also known as additive manufacturing).

Rein van der Mast is the inventor of the 3D printed fountain pen nib (patent pending). All his pens are equipped with this unique instrument. It writes wonderfully. It is comfortable and reliable and the 3D design makes it also stunning to see. Pjotr by Rein van der Mast fountain pens are typically made of titanium, which makes them exceptionally light and very strong. Other metals, including solid 18K gold, are also available to 3D printing.

Are you interested in acquiring a pen? Then please contact Mr. Dennis van de Graaf, owner of La Couronne du Comte, located in Tilburg, The Netherlands.

The Dutch brand Pjotr by Rein van der Mast is your brand for state of the art, highly technical and outstanding 3D printed pens!

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

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.

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

Spica Virginis, titanium 3D printed fountain pen and nib

DORDRRECHT, The Netherlands – The Dutch designer and technologist Rein van der Mast is about to disrupt how fountain pens are made. Instead of relying on proven technology like turning, a couple of years ago he started 3D printing titanium fountain pens and now he also 3D prints  its fully functional nib. This enables him to create complex design features and even mechanical assemblies in a single 3D print.

Early in 2013 the first 3D printed fountain pen was revealed by Pjotr, the artist name of Rein van der Mast. After more than three years, required to overcome various technological challenges, there is now the Spica Virginis, resembling a spike of wheat and named after the brightest star in the constellation Virgo, where the virgin holds a bundle of spikes.

Pjotr, Spica Virginis
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Aerospace and automotive

Shortly after Van der Mast had introduced the first 3D printed fountain pen ever made he became the Manager Design & Engineering of a Dutch start-up called Additive Industries. Today this company has sold several of its impressive machines. Its clients are well known firms in aerospace and automotive. There he was able to extend his skills in additive manufacturing, another term for 3D printing. Van der Mast: “In case of the Spica Virginis design has priority over technology. Back in 2013 it was the other way around.” To demonstrate the potential of 3D printing in customization he started with one of a kind designs. Van der Mast: “Having only one piece to carry the design effort results in a pricey object.” So today his goal is to create small series. Each piece however has its unique serial number included in the 3D print.

Printed nib

Van der Mast also 3D printed the pen’s nib. “It is amazing what one can create by 3D printing. The nib is printed in titanium with the slit included. The current model is rather straight forward. This way however I can create very complex ink channels and precisely affect the way the nib interacts with the paper as well as the pen's user. And of course, this way one can also create very complex shapes for esthetic reasons.” The results stimulated him to convert his effort into a patent application.

FEA of nib 
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Creating an object virtually and digitally enables its designer to test it before it is made physically, saving time and costs. So Pjotr put his 3D printed titanium nib (patent pending) into Inspire 2017 of Altair and ran this simple test. In the animation above one can see areas with tension (orange) and compression (green). Slight modifications in the nib’s design will have different results, enabling the designer to modify the nib's ‘flex’ in detail.

Also the pen case is extraordinary. Its structure is very complex and called a ‘lattice’. Structures like this are only feasible by 3D printing. Common benefits are in better stiffness-to-weight ratio. "And it is only getting better as more machines enter the marked for fabricating smaller objects more precisely."

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

More info and images are available under DESIGNS.

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