Nov.2, 2013

Fancy to have a 3D printed pen? A patent pending D180 3D printed Folding Pen, created by Mississauga, Canada based 3D Printed Concepts, is now launched on Kickstarter. "It's tough, it folds, and it's printed with a high powered laser." The Pen was engineered using the latest 3D modelling software and printed using a high grade industrial 3D printer.

The pen is very easy to use. It locks open and locks closed using over-center cam and can fold in half and fit in your pocket. A small storage container (5/16" x 1-1/8" or 8mm x 28mm) built into the top half of the barrel can keep any of your 'secret' notes safe.

The pen is printed on a full size industrial printer using powerful laser to achieve both a high degree of detail and very high final strength. Even you hit it with a hammer, it won't be destroyed. Check out the tests in the video below.

Features include precision threads, integrated gear & hinge mechanism, the embossed "3D PRINTED" badge, etc.

The 3D printing pen, is not cheap. The 'Early Bird Special' will get you one 3D printed D180 Folding Pen for $49 CAD / $52. The pen is available in 5 Colors: black, blue, pink, orange and yellow. The team sets fund-raising goal of $4,500, which would allow them to print a large sized batch and keep the cost of the pen below $50 (including the 3D printing, assembling, packaging and shipping right to your door). Currently they are only shipping rewards to 5 countries: Canada, USA, UK, Australia and New Zealand.

Find more info or back the project here on Kickstarter.

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wire wrote at 11/3/2013 2:53:52 PM:

Novelty, not worth more than $5 at best.

kfier24 wrote at 11/3/2013 12:43:32 AM:

Yeah, the only reason you would want a large pen is to support more ink. By design, this doesn't do it. It's not very useful.

jd90 wrote at 11/2/2013 9:41:13 PM:

Maybe it benefits someone, but it seems like a novelty at best.

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