printing text on parts

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lasermike
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printing text on parts

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what are some successful text fonts that have been printed on parts. font style, raised or lowered height, and size.
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when i do text i like to cut rather then extrude the letters. with a small nozzle and 1 perimeter you can get some good resolution. as for the type of fonts, i usually stick with bold block style i haven't tried any fancy cursive.
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Would like to what you've done can you post some pic of what you have done

Thks

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Celtic Knot font
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I forgot to ask how are you doing the set up to print. they look darn cool.
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I agree with wildideas1 and would like to know how you do it.
Especially the raised text.
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I've found that generating text in "Inkscape" and exporting it to SCAD with that path converter works really well. I made this name plate in about five minutes :D
I added the back plate in Inventor Fusion.
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in solidworks

make your object on a plane

[img]https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-trxTueqpJ ... apture.PNG[/img]

[img]https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-9HPA5jXRr ... apture.PNG[/img]
extrude it, on this i chose revolve

[img]https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-2HeopifTF ... apture.PNG[/img]

make a new sketch on a plane, drag a construction line first then write the text on that line

[img]https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-Gm-B5s5tZ ... apture.PNG[/img]
boxx-extrude that sketch "offset from surface" selecting the object as the face you want to offset text from

[img]https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-TMrhPJnry ... apture.PNG[/img]
[img]https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-bfLa7gg9R ... apture.PNG[/img]

boss-extude "blind" distance from the origin sketch plane

[img]https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-KrOYAkWhF ... apture.PNG[/img]
revolved boss from a line

[img]https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-7I0mHNDFw ... apture.PNG[/img]
[img]https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-9jhBQyBju ... apture.PNG[/img]

swept boss

[img]https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-fbyrCeNOg ... apture.PNG[/img]

just a few to mention right quick
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