Designing a 3D printed pen
…just a quick follow up to yesterday’s blog post about Staedtler’s 3D-printed pen.
Staedtler’s app needed to design the 3D printed pen is (currenlty) only available for the iPad. When I got my hand on an iPad another problem came up. You can only get Staedtler’s app from the German Apple App Store. I did manage to get access to the German App Store, but it wasn’t not easy, so I thought I make a quick video of how the process of choosing/designing your pen looks like – for those unable to try it out themselves.
Here’s a look at ‘designing’ a Fusion-Line pen.
In the YouTube comments Julie Paradise pointed out that the difference between the M and the A (beginner) nibs is that A nibs
…have the tipping of the nib shaped differently, more “forgiving” to rotating the pen while writing instead of having a smaller “sweet spot”.
Here’s a look at ‘designing’ an Icon-Line pen.
I guess we’ll see many more 3D printed pens in the future. As a start in this new era Staedtler’s Fusion and Icon-Line seem rather good.