3D Printed Custom Word Necklaces
15 STEPS
Start by choosing your word or short phrase.
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Next choose a color to print in.
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We start by making a vector image of the text.
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We use TinkerCAD to make the 3D rendering.
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We’ll manipulate the size and thickness of each piece.
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Our file is now ready for the slicer program.
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This printer prints on glass, so we have to prep the bed.
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As it starts, the printer will home. The first layer is the most important for any 3D print.
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We print in thin layers that will slowly build up.
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We only use a plant based material called PLA.
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There are lots of applications for 3D printing—we stick to fun designs.
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3D printing is a method of rapid prototyping.
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Our print is done!
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Prints may need a little cleaning up.
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We’ll add all of the pieces to make it a functional piece of jewelry.
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