3D Sign – Frankfort

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This is the low tech design method that I used to produce the sign:

– Use exisiting MS Excel sign layout drawing
– Finalize in MS Word to get a better border
– Convert to .pdf
– Use Zamzar Conversion to make it a .jpg
– Use Shapeways 2D to 3D to make the model
– Submit model
– Hope
– Get printability report
– Back to square one or two for some
– Order a 3D ‘print’ of the survivors
— (In the cheapest practical material)
– White, Strong and Flexible was ‘On Sale”!
— It is a sintered white nylon
– The first version was too large because of the strange way the drawing must be dimensioned
– The second run is the right size
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Painting the sign:
– Sealed it with Krylon 1309 UV Resistant Clear Matte Acrylic
– Flat sanded it with 220 sandpaper
– Used a brayer to paint the raised portions Tamiya X-1 Black
– Sealed it again with Krylon 1309 UV Resistant Clear Matte Acrylic

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