• 3D Model

Info

Added: Sep 20, 2017 07:25
Author: Ben Brandt
License: Creative Commons - Attribution - Non-Commercial

Description

This pen body was designed to add an interesting geometric flair to an otherwise ordinary pen.

The part was designed to fit the ink refill from the Bic Cristal pens, which can be found here:
http://amzn.to/2lndAQm

Watch the design and build process here:
https://youtu.be/G04E5-SYqZU

Print Settings

Printer:
Dremel Idea Builder

Rafts:
Yes

Supports:
Yes

Resolution:
High/Fine

Infill:
100%

Notes:
I printed mine using Simplify3D software and my Dremel Idea Builder, using PLA filament and printing in High detail with 100% infill (solid).

The software will likely try to add support material on the inside where the ink will go. This would be too hard to remove and you can get by without it. Instead, I used manually-added supports on each end, and along the outside to keep the pen from rolling as it was being printed.

How I Designed This

The pen was designed in Fusion 360. First the ink refill was measured and modeled, and then the pen body was modeled around it. Before making the larger model, I created a few "pen tip" test pieces with different hole diameters to find the best size hole for the ink to fit in.

Files

File name File size
LICENSE.txt 20.21 KB
README.txt 2.74 KB
attribution_card.html 2.20 KB
files/DoubleSpiralPenBody.stl 7.18 MB
images/236512739a27708276046d33aa1dd40e_preview_featured.jpg 48.21 KB
images/f02061052f92a99bfb269c771ff2f93c_preview_featured.jpg 119.48 KB
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