Customizable Business Card Embosser

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Customizable Business Card Embosser by spring_melt Dec 5, 2016

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In order to customize this business card roller, you will need Solidworks.

Edit the sketch shown in the image above and re-compile.

Suitable for North American style business cards.

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Required Parts

You will need 4 regular skate bearings and 4 screws 5.5mm diameter by 22mm length.

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This isn't customizable!

you need solidworks, its a tad fussy, just force over the rebuild errors and it looks ok, i will try a print and see what i can get out of it

Does anyone know what metric screw size this'd take?

my general rule of thumb is look approx what is already there, then find the screw of the right length and drill out as needed

I've tried to edit sketch 3 in solidworks but each time I get an error that Indent11 failed to rebuild. I've only used solidworks a little in school so not proficient yet. Any suggestions on what might be the problem?

just force over the rebuild error

as long as it gets you a STL in the end that appears ok, with your text, then just ignore it
a lot of the solidworks warnings are more for defining and correcting issues with higher industry tolerances

It's likely that the error you are getting is due to the offset so that the embossed portion meshes with the debossed portion. If you get the error, you've got something keeping the offset from working. In my experience, things like serif fonts cause this error.

I waited 9 minutes just to see the demo

anyone willing to edit one for me?

Sure, what do you want?

Is it just me, or is this only the bottom connecting piece?

You'll actually need SolidWorks to compile your custom embosser. Sorry for the confusion.

Witch is number of skate bearings? Can i open files in SW2010?

Seems to be 608

4 regular skate bearings.
The file should open just fine.


I don't think SW is backwards compatible. I tried it in SW13 and didn't work so I opened it in SW15 and it did

Thanks for looking into that. Can you make a copy for older versions that i can include in the zip? P.S. Has anyone made one of these yet?

Im just missing the screwsnnd its done. I customized it with ny own info but its not assembled yet. I cannot make an older version sorry

I can't seem to figure out how to extract them as separate stl's when i've edited the text in solid works.
It just gives one big stl containing all the parts. How did you print it?

Use the search bar to find delete/keep bodies and you can remove all but one part each time to isolate them.

Did you print it? I wana see! :)

I did succeed in separating them using solid works, but haven't gotten to actually print them yet.
I did order some skate bearings from ebay, and i'm currently waiting for those, i'm also living in temporary housing due to renovation, and when i get back to my printer enclosure i can print it in ABS.
I'm going to take some pictures and maybe some video, when i've printed it. :)

I use Simplify 3D's 'separate connected surfaces' command then place the objects on the build plate in the right orientation. There should be no overhangs when all the pieces are positioned correctly.

Good luck!

I have to ask since I see some legal jargon, if I use this to make cards, can I use them for myself? That is to say, can I have it say "xxxnamexxx, blacksmith"?

Did you print one? So many downloads on this file and so few makes....

Yes of course. Just please don't sell them. Thanks!

This looks like a way cool thingy, but I do not have access to solidworks. An SCAD version would be great...

Much more easily said than done, unfortunately.