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3D Printed lettering and in-fill

3D Printed lettering and in-fill

3D Printed lettering and in-fill

I recently purchased an X7 from Markforged. I have a couple questions:

- What parameters are you using for 3D printing text onto your part? What font and size work best when designing in SOlidworks?
- Any special parameters when you setup the print? Specific layer height?
- How do you infill your lettering? I've heard that bowling ball etching markers work great, but they're not easy to get by me. Any other items that can easily infill your text to make it pop?

Brandon LaSota
CAD Engineer

RE: 3D Printed lettering and in-fill


SolidWorks supports adding text to your 3D models. You can extrude it. I have used SolidWorks to create silkscreen artwork. Think through the size of your lettering and which font looks good. Larger fonts are readable even if you do not colour them in.

Filling in engraved fonts is a lot of work, especially if they are not embedded in a smooth surface. How good is your 3D printing surface? Make the font bigger.


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