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"Engraved" fine detail [message #53009] Thu, 23 August 2012 02:46 UTC Go to next message
avatar phoulx  is currently offline phoulx
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I've seen a number of dice and rings and such with small lettering "engraved" on them here at Shapeways. What is the smallest or shallowest one can go with such small detail? Is there any certain material that is substantially better suited for this?

I'm thinking more along the lines of etched detail like scrimshaw, a snakeskin pattern or the markings on a ruler.
Re: "Engraved" fine detail [message #53040 is a reply to message #53009 ] Thu, 23 August 2012 16:00 UTC Go to previous message
avatar denali3ddesign  is currently offline denali3ddesign
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Frosted Ultra Detail is the best material for this. You can go as small as 0.1 mm detail for engraving. See the design guidelines.

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