You'd think that, with the popularity of 3D printers, there'd be dozens of 3D-printed fountain pens on the market. Thankfully, that's not been the case.
I think, for a 3D-printed pen to succeed, it has to bring something new to the table. Something that traditional manufacturing methods can't already offer.
To that end, the only project that comes close, in my opinion, is Additive Pens with their Double Helix.
They used 3D printing to create what is basically an eye-dropper that would have been practically impossible using traditional methods.
What impresses me the most, is that they only implement 3D printing where needed.
The cap and section of their latest batch, for example, are turned from Alumilite blanks the traditional way.
What do you think of them? Do you want one? I know, I do.
You know of other 3D-printed writing instruments that deserve mention?
Look forward to your comments.
I've created a poll for anyone who'd like to express interest, here: