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U1W

Snap-out business card

by U1W Jun 2, 2014
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Could you upload a step or something so we could add lettering? Otherwise very cool and I would love to print some of these. Thanks.

I have made a new version of the model (v2) which have better threads etc. I have although not had time to print it yet so go with version 1 if you need something that are tested to work:) I have also uploaded both versions in step-format. Regards Johan

I would love to be able to edit lettering so I could use as a business card. Would that be cool or what?

I think you can use for example, Freecad, to make a model out of the .stl. But I don't know how much you will loose when you export it as .stl again?
I will upload a new better version in a while, with possibility to personalize the text etc.

What program do you recommend i use to edit the lettering

I printed one of these on my CUBE 3D printer this evening using ABS plastic and it came out great. I think it is ingenious and I love the concept behind it. Only problem is I do not want to snap it apart to assemble, it is too impressive as is. Nice job!!

First I did it in illustrator and exported it as a vector image. When I imported it to the cad software it was lots of problems to make an extrude of the spline curve so I gave up. Went back to Illustrator, saved it as a pixel image, did a image trace, and exported it as a vector image again. You miss some resolution that way but on the other hand you get good curves:-) After that I imported it to a cad software and made an extrude of the sketch. The hole and the threads in the nut, was done in the cad software. I guess it would have been better to do it in a cad software from scratch:)

How did you do the design for this, nut and bolt setup?