We love Hi-Tec-C pens! Pen Type-A is a stainless steel replacement for the Hi-Tec-C's cheapo plastic housing. Read more
This project was successfully funded on August 15, 2011.
Pocket friendly sleeves
We designed a 3D printed pocket friendly sleeve for your Pen Type-As!
You can get them order them directly from Shapeways for 12$
The pocketable sleeves are available in 3 materials:
Polished Alumide (grey)
Polished White Strong and Flexible
Black Strong and Flexible.
We like the black one the best! (it doesn't get dirty and makes the loudest pop sound)
The sleeve is lightweight and rounded making it easy to carry. It has a subtle flat side so that it won't roll off tables. There's a ledge at the bottom of the sleeve to make sure the fragile tip of the pen doesn't get crushed when you shove it all the way in. You can put the sleeve on backwards and write with it. And last but not least, it is designed to grip the pen so that it won't fall out.
We think these are pretty great features, but you are welcome to download the 3D file from shapeways and make your own modifications.
When you get your sleeves from shapeways be sure to dump any extra 3d printing powder from the inside of the tube. Sometimes they don't do the best job cleaning them out. If your pen gets stuck on its way in, keep dumping powder. Get all the powder out!
Thanks for reading all this. We hope you find the sleeve useful!
Again here is the link to get one : http://bit.ly/pocketsleeve
Thanks for your patience and support with everything!
taylor + che-wei