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Dragonfly Business Card

by chuckbobuck Jun 3, 2017
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Great stl! the only thing that needs to be fixed is when i print the cutoffs are too thin and dont print very well. if you make them atleast 0.3 i till print better.

Hi very cool concept, that’s remind me old toys when i was a kid (thinking o little soldiers) like this one
https://pin.it/pci3u3proarrxs

i would like to know which software you used for making the card? i googled a lot and didn’t find any tutorial :-s

Thanks. I used Pro Engineer 3.0, but I would imagine that you could draw in many 2D drawing programs and then import it into Blender or ProE and just give the sketch a thickness. You could also draw a raster image file of your pattern and then import it into Cura and save it as an STL file. Cura will create thickness based on darkness/lightness. You will need to remove the base by creating a plane cut in 3D software like Meshmixer

Ok thank you for this instructive reply !

I like this design, but when I printed it mine came out too thin. I made the Z access 1.6 and seemed to solve the problem. I was thinking about it, it might be cool to put the lines in the wings to make it look more like a real dragon fly.

The wings were actually taken from a photo and my first STL files had that detail. It was causing issues when I printed it, so it was removed. In order to make a "business card" the wing area is available to be printed on. Thanks for your interest.

This looks very nice, would you perhaps be able to save in DXF or SVG format for laser cutters

Had some slicing issues around the top right corner, where the top of the legs were solid against the outside ring.

I modified the STL file to move the top edge of the legs away from the frame. I hope this helps. I'm using Cura and didn't have any issues myself.

Thanks, for what it's worth, the rest of the print went well, and I just trimmed that are off with side cutters. Now it's all glued together for my wife and she's happy. :) Good design, I hope to see more. I think if I printed it again I'd scale it up 10-30%.