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post #1 of 315 (permalink) Old 09-01-2017, 10:11 AM Thread Starter
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I found a tool on thingverse that provides creating text in many fonts and then printing in 3D. Called "Text". Uses an online tool to generate the object model which then is imported to your tool for sizing and printing. Am running some test prints now. It looks very good and easy to use
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Very cool. A couple of years ago I was gung ho to get started with a 3D printer and held off...

It would be awesome to see availability of some interior Solstice parts in a few years.
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Printing minions for my friends and some illuminated logos for fun
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Just for fun did a 1911. Was surprised to see that it even has the engraving on the slide.
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Made use of the lettering tool
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Careful Rob, or you might have a 2nd profession. I really like the 3D aspect of the car show sign.

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It's fun. The sign looks better in person. Hard to capture in pics

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Good - but I'm not sure about the 'random' edged backing layer. Can that tool be adjusted to give a squared backing (either outside the letters or just large enough to tie the letters together)?

E.g. I just did some quick examples in OpenSCAD. Excuse the Arial font, not sure which font you were using:

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The letters peal off the raft. But in smaller fonts it is a pain in the butt to install them. I made 1.5 inch tall letters and they will be installed on the back window of the truck with no raft or background.

I actually like the look with the rough background for the Punisher sign very much.

Go here and open the customizer. It allows you to choose the font you want and type in words and phrases. You can size it when you create the object file. Then I import it into the slicer and print. It can be from very small to the max size of the printer.

https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:753477

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Here are pictures of the print described above.
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Hah! I just looked at the 'thing' page and I see it's actually using OpenSCAD to create the models. Cool.

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I'm thinking I need to buy new letters for the hood liner. What I have were laser cut in wood and they just aren't holding up.

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You can go on thingverse. Design your letters and download the object file then either have it printed by an online service or find someone who will print it for you

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I'm thinking I need to buy new letters for the hood liner. What I have were laser cut in wood and they just aren't holding up.
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You can go on thingverse. Design your letters and download the object file then either have it printed by an online service or find someone who will print it for you
Problem is, that tool won't have the "Solstice" (GM) font. Not sure if anyone does (?)

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Well I "know a guy" who has a vector image file of the logo and I'm pretty sure he can create a 3D solid CAD model from that...if he hasn't already.
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