I'm new to 3D modeling and I wanted to ask the community if it's possible to recreate an IBM Selectric type element that would actually work in a machine. If you're not familiar with them, these are interchangeable fonts, also known as "golf balls" that would allow you to type with different styles in the typewriter. Here's a video of one in action: https://gfycat.com/SizzlingFineGecko Photos: https://imgur.com/a/YrQU6 FYI - in that picture is a type element next to a 2 euro coin. The width of the coin is 2.2mm. So I'm guessing the width of the embossed font itself is close to 1mm if not less. Questions: Is it possible to create a model with fine enough detail? Which material would you use? It has to be fine & strong enough to withstand impact. If it's possible, how would you go about it? What kind of scanning would you use?