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SALVOBy SALVO
First created
SALVOBy SALVO
First created
€12,056
pledged of €15,000pledged of €15,000 goal
61
backers
0seconds to go
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Wed, February 15 2017 7:25 AM UTC +00:00

About

Our Story

This pen began as a "simple" project to create a unique gift for my wife. I wanted to focus on three main factors: my passion for 3D printing technology, the desire to revolutionize modern pen design, and the challenge of creating something completely new. Two years later after dozens of prototypes and design revisions, the "I" turned into "we", as my wife and I teamed up to bring our product to the market. Together we further refined the design, created a business plan, and finalized our product: Lattice Cubed. Lattice Cubed is a rethink of the modern writing instrument; a fusion of advanced technology and design. We are proud to offer you our new product. We hope you like it as much as we do!

Pen and Mechanical Pencil
Pen and Mechanical Pencil

 

Gold or Rhodium plated rings and parts for assembly
Gold or Rhodium plated rings and parts for assembly

 

3D printing means prototypes! Here are just a few of ours.
3D printing means prototypes! Here are just a few of ours.

 The Pen

Design: 

We chose a lattice structure for the body of the pen. The lattice allowed us to achieve our specific goals; high strength, low weight, and a complex design that only 3D printing could produce. The result is a classic style pen with a structure like nothing seen before.

Features:   

The Lattice Cubed is designed for simplicity. We use a classic twist mechanism to deploy the cartridge. If a new cartridge is needed: simply unscrew the cap, exchange cartridges, and you're set. It is a pen designed to last a lifetime.

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Specifications:   

Lattice Cubed is 13 mm in diameter and 135.1 mm long. It weighs just below 25 grams (pen) and 26 grams (pencil), which is less than an ounce. The light weight is achieved through the lattice design and the use of titanium.

Dimensions
Dimensions

  

Weight: Pen: 24.8 grams / Pencil: 25.9 grams
Weight: Pen: 24.8 grams / Pencil: 25.9 grams

Cartridges / Refills:  

For the cartridges, we chose the G2 - a worldwide standard of the highest quality for which replacements can be easily found. This cartridge is also known as the "Parker-style refill". For the Kickstarter, you will have an option to get your pen delivered with black, blue, red or green ink and with a fine, medium or wide stroke width.

  

The Technology

Selective Laser Melting (SLM):

Selective Laser Melting is an additive manufacturing process. It uses 3D CAD data as a digital information source and energy in the form of a high-power laser beam to create three-dimensional metal parts. This is done by fusing fine metal powders together layer by layer. To create the Lattice Cubed more than 4500 layers of powder are needed.

The video below is an example of SLM technology used to create the Lattice Cubed:

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SLM Build Preparation - Build Platform, Powder Compaction, First Layer Application
SLM Build Preparation - Build Platform, Powder Compaction, First Layer Application

Material:  

Ti64 / Ti6Al4V / Aerospace Grade Titanium -  It exhibits high strength, light weight, corrosion resistance, and a beautiful feel and finish.  Everything a writing instrument needs to last a lifetime.

  

The Rewards

 

 

 

Next Steps 

The development work for the Lattice Cubed has been completed. The prototypes have been tested and the suppliers have been selected. We have already produced all the machined parts needed to cover the first 100 pens. For these first 100, we only need to order titanium prints and packaging, assemble the pens and we will be ready to ship in May 2017. For orders past 100 pens we have planned enough buffer to ensure on-time delivery.

In parallel to the production ramp-up we also plan to launch our website where all future products, documentation and support will be available.

Risks and challenges

We have carefully selected suppliers to ensure that the end product will match the expectations - both yours and ours. All suppliers are located within a few hours drive, giving us great visibility over the process. If any unforeseen issues were to occur, we will be able to react quickly to resolve them. This gives us confidence in our product and promised delivery dates.

As always, there can be delays beyond our control. We have done all the prep work possible, but no plan is perfect. If issues arise we promise to be transparent and communicate regularly with our backers. Having backed multiple projects in the past we realize communication is key.

We are looking forward to a great campaign!

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    Lattice Cubed - Super Early Bird

    1 x Lattice Cubed

    Your choice:
    * Lattice Cubed Titanium Pen OR Pencil
    * Gold or Rhodium Ring

    Pen: Includes the cartridge of your choice in color and width (color: black, blue, green or red / width: fine, medium or wide)

    Pencil: Width is 0.7mm

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    Lattice Cubed - Early Bird

    1 x Lattice Cubed

    Your choice:
    * Lattice Cubed Titanium Pen OR Pencil
    * Gold or Rhodium Ring

    Pen: Includes the cartridge of your choice in color and width (color: black, blue, green or red / width: fine, medium or wide)

    Pencil: Width is 0.7mm

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    Lattice Cubed

    1 x Lattice Cubed

    Your choice:
    * Lattice Cubed Titanium Pen OR Pencil
    * Gold or Rhodium Ring

    Pen: Includes the cartridge of your choice in color and width (color: black, blue, green or red / width: fine, medium or wide)

    Pencil: Width is 0.7mm

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    Lattice Cubed

    1 x Lattice Cubed

    Your choice:
    * Lattice Cubed Titanium Pen OR Pencil
    * Gold or Rhodium Ring

    Pen: Includes the cartridge of your choice in color and width (color: black, blue, green or red / width: fine, medium or wide)

    Pencil: Width is 0.7mm

    After the campaign a survey will be sent out for details of your order and selections.

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    Lattice Cubed - Combo

    Get the Set:
    1 x Lattice Cubed Titanium pen AND
    1 x Lattice Cubed Titanium pencil

    Your choice:
    * Gold or Rhodium Ring

    Pen: Includes the cartridge of your choice in color and width (color: black, blue, green or red / width: fine, medium or wide)

    Pencil: Width is 0.7mm

    After the campaign a survey will be sent out for details of your order and selections.

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    Pledge €475 or more About $544

    Lattice Cubed - Combo

    Get the Set:
    1 x Lattice Cubed Titanium pen AND
    1 x Lattice Cubed Titanium pencil

    Your choice:
    * Gold or Rhodium Ring

    Pen: Includes the cartridge of your choice in color and width (color: black, blue, green or red / width: fine, medium or wide)

    Pencil: Width is 0.7mm

    After the campaign a survey will be sent out for details of your order and selections.

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