Thank A Veteran!
by pwc-phil, published
A combination of a two-color merge (the sign), and a glue-attached single color print. (the statue), this 3D thank you sign is sized for a MakerBOT Replicator One. For the dual-strusion, each .stl will need to be â€œmoved to platformâ€ and â€œcenteredâ€ to take advantage of the â€˜centering blocksâ€™ at the opposite corners of each file. This will assure accurate registration relative to each other. Make a .gcode file of each and then on the â€œGcodeâ€ pull down, select â€œmerge .stl for dual extrusionâ€. Pick one of your 2color .gcodes for left and the other for right, give the resultant merged dual .gcode a name (we use â€˜Veteran WHT-BLUâ€™ to keep clear of nozzle going forward and finally, select â€œmergeâ€. Print the statue straight out centered by itself with the same scaling strategy of the joined files and then glue to the sign.
The name text is â€˜Arial Blackâ€™, .5 high and .03 thick right justified, the rest of the text is â€˜Arial Blackâ€™, .3 high and .03 thick right justified, and the three components are 5â€ apart in the SketchUP file, which is included.
Shout out to â€œjmilâ€ (High Resolution Statue of Liberty, Planet of the Apes) and by extension â€˜breâ€ (Statue of Liberty) for the base file.
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Created in SketchUP 8
Proofed in netfabb Studio Basic
Sliced in ReplicatorG
Printed on a Replicator One