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About

Create your imagination, easy and comfortable with the Hot Orange 3D printing Pen:

  • Ergonomic User Friendly Shape 
  • Reliable Hardware 
  • Recycled PLA en PET print material
  • Dutch Design at a Go Dutch Price.

Introducing the HOT Orange 3D printing Pen

When we first touched 3D printing pens, they felt big and clumsy. We have created the Ultimate design freedom for you. We have put reliable hardware in a ergonomic shape. So no more big and clumsy units, and no clogging nozzles either! Doodle in the air with fully Recycled PLA and PET Material. This is Drawing in 3D Responsibly without the toxic ABS fumes. We also don't need years of development. The new Reliable and Ergonomic 3D printing pen is already developed, now we only need to make it ready for production and ship it to your doorstep. It is Dutch Engineering and Dutch Design, at a Go Dutch price! 

Ergonomics

The most important factor of a hand-held device like a 3D printing pen is the Ergonomics. The product is useless if you are not able to work with it in a comfortable and in a logical manner. 

After testing multiple options we have improved our User Friendliness with the following:

  • Shape: The shape is optimized to fit both the hands of children and adult users.
  • Soft grip: Proper contact to you hand is provided with a soft grip.
  • Lefties and righties: The pen has the buttons and LCD on the top, so it can be used by both left-and righthanded users.
  • Intuitive actuation: The buttons are located at easy reacheable locations.

Manouverability:

When we look at a 3D pen in a more technical perspective, we see that Manouverability is extremely important for smooth drawing. We provide the pen with the best manouverabilityThis is created by:

  • The location of the Centre of Mass (COM): Regular 3D printing pens have their motor on the outer end of the device. This is not the place where it should be! For the best manouverability the COM should be at the location where the displacement during operation is the smallest. In this case that would be at the centre of your hand. 

Reliablity

We want you to Create your imagination. We do not want to bother you with clogged nozzles and stuck filament.

We evaluated the aftersales data of several brands of 3D printing Pens. We also did reliability and user friendlyness testing on multiple 3D printing pens. From this data, the best quality hardware was choosen and implemented in our pen. So we provide improved design, with proven techniques.

ECO friendly

This is where our friends from Refil 3D printing filaments helped out. We want you to be able to doodle in the air Responsibly. Therefore we will test our product with recycled PET filament from PET bottles and with recycled PLA filament. These filament are already fully developed and available for 3D printers.  We want you to doodle easily, so no hassle with cutting your own bottles into strips. Refill fully recycled filament is already available worldwide. So it works and it is available, as well as really affordable, so why search for something else?

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HOT ORANGE 3D team:

The development of this product is done with a multi disciplinairy team. We have a industrial product designer specialised (MsC degree) in Product Ergonomics. We have (Bio) Mechanical engineers for testing and evaluating the mechanical core and the related electronics. We have a experienced Marketeer and last but not least a enthousiastic graphical designer.  

 

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Risks and challenges

Please note that our pen is still in development.

We have a inner framework that is statistically proven to be stable. The available framework does fit in this prototype and we did testing with the motor connected to the gearbox and the new housing. We reduced vibrations on this prototype but we also have to see how this will work out in the final production. We will do thorough reliability testing in the Beta production.

The details of the pen are not fully developed yet. The details of the PCB programming has to be finished with the focus on user friendliness. This will also involve more reliability testing on speed and temperature for this pen-filament combination.
Before the official shipping date, we will do Trial production of 100 pcs. This Trial-production will be subjected to a reliability test. Any problem that occur will be fixed before delivery to you!

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    HOT ORANGE, crazy deals...

    Be the very first, with a really HOT offer. Only 50 available..

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    • Refil fully recycled PET 4 colors
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    HOT ORANGE day One

    For the first day Only, For the early birds.

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    HOT ORANGE Starter Pack

    Get a Pen with Filaments and start Creating whatever You like.

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    HOT Multicolor

    Get a Pen with 25 colors of PLA Filament!

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    • HOT ORANGE ergonomic 3D Printing Pen
    • HOT ORANGE filament 10 colors
    • HOT ORANGE filament 5 Fluor colors
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    HOT Orange Family Pack

    Start Creating Together with your Friends and Family

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    • HOT ORANGE ergonomic 3D Printing Pen
    • HOT ORANGE filament 10 colors
    • HOT ORANGE filament 5 Fluor colors
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    HOT Orange EDU Pack

    For Schools, Fablabs and other, Non-Profit organisations of your choice

    Includes:
    • 10× HOT ORANGE ergonomic 3D Printing Pen
    • 10× HOT ORANGE filament 10 colors
    • 10× HOT ORANGE filament 5 Fluor colors
    • 10× Educational Drawing sheets
    • 10× Refil fully recycled PET 4 colors
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    HOT Orange AMSTERDAM pack

    Be the first to receive the Hot Orange 3D printing pen and collect it yourself in Amsterdam! We will arrange a cycle tour and a dinner for 2 at some local places!

    Includes:
    • HOT ORANGE ergonomic 3D Printing Pen
    • HOT ORANGE filament 10 colors
    • HOT ORANGE filament 5 Fluor colors
    • Refil fully recycled filament 3 colors
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