My Customized Really Big 3D Badge

by Belfry, published

My Customized Really Big 3D Badge by Belfry Mar 17, 2013


I wanted to see if I could actually print a single full size badge first, before going on to some multiple badge prints. So far - so good!

Customized version of thingiverse.com/thing:62030

Created with Customizer! thingiverse.com/apps/customizer/run?thing_id=62030

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I got mine from the Makerbot store about a year ago. It doesn't look like they have them anymore though. I think there is a design on thingiverse to have one laser cut. They are nice because then you can use the whole heater board to print on and the screws are countersunk.

Love the ladder - looks like a great test! So where do I get an aluminum plate, and how much do they cost? ( or do I just go buy some at the hardware store ? )

Sorry I didn't notice I was replying to the wrong person. However, I do have to say I love the stuff you've been posting lately.

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Using the following options:

stack_this_high = 1
zstretch = 33
build_plate_selector = 2
right_side_text = T o M
left_side_text = 6050
window_cutout_size = 75
initial_cube_size = 80
polygon_count = 8
rotate_this_way = 1

Building this requires some baby sitting, at least on my ToM. Let me know if you can build one without the need for any 'intervention', but I keep a piece of aluminum ruler on hand, to help make sure the plastic going across the gaps stays flat / level. (mostly to make sure no plastic hardens above the current print layer). Of course, be careful of all those moving parts in your machine!!!


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MacGyver on Mar 17, 2013 said:

That is some serious curling. Have you thought about getting an aluminum build plate? The nice thing about the aluminum build plate is you get a larger print bed surface and don't have to worry about the print head hitting the screw heads.

Belfry on Mar 17, 2013 said:

That's what the new printer ( the one I was supposed to win in the MB Customizer Challenge ) was supposed to help with!