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First Lithophane

Post by GrueMaster » October 17th, 2017, 10:10 am

Turned out a little thick, but still looks good with backlight.
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Re: First Lithophane

Post by jonnybischof » October 18th, 2017, 4:34 am

Seeing these always makes me want to grab a Dremel and do some Plexiglas etching :)
One of the first things I'm gonna do on my CNC (when and if it might actually finally ever be built and work) will be a 3D engraving in 10mm Plexiglas with RGB lighting... *dreams*
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Re: First Lithophane

Post by MTVDNA » October 19th, 2017, 9:38 am

Very cool! I definitely have to try that sometime.

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Re: First Lithophane

Post by Anders Olsson » October 25th, 2017, 6:42 pm

You are doing it wrong, print it standing on the long edge instead and you will get much better resolution! :-)
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You obviously need to use 100% infill.
White PLA works well, natural/translucent materials are too transparent.

There is a rather nice website to make STL-files from gray scale photos by the way:
http://3dp.rocks/lithophane/
One can make curved lithophanes on that site too which can be used as lamp covers for example.

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Re: First Lithophane

Post by GrueMaster » October 25th, 2017, 10:48 pm

On end, good tip. I do use 100% infill. I also need to adjust the thickness.

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Re: First Lithophane

Post by LePaul » October 26th, 2017, 8:54 am

@Anders Olsson lives!

Nice print too

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Re: First Lithophane

Post by Anders Olsson » October 26th, 2017, 6:50 pm

LePaul wrote:
October 26th, 2017, 8:54 am
@Anders Olsson lives!
Yes, I am alive :-) just very busy.

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