Customizable Sign Workshop (MMU,Multi-color or Single color printer)

Customizable Sign Workshop (MMU,Multi-color or Single color printer)

This customizable thing / SCad file allows you to create almost any kind of signs/name plates etc.

Link to Thinigverse

Main Features:

  • Optimized for
    • Single Extrusion (one color) printers
    • Multi Extrusion (multi color) printers (e.g. MMU / MMU2 /etc.)
  • Various Frame Type
    • (rounded) rectangular. from standard signs to oval or circle shapes
  • Multigon shapes
    • Triangle/Pentagon,Hexagon,Octagon
  • up to 8 Text Lines
    • many carefully pre-selected high quality Fonts
    • Various Font Styles, adjustable Line & Character Spacing
    • positioned freely
  • Mounting Options
    • 0,1,2 or 4 Magnet Holes for any round cylindrical Magnets
    • 0,1,2 or 4 Screw Holes which can be optionally be created countersunk.
  • Extruded or Flat Text & Border


How to use it with my Multi color printing technique

It is also ideal to create Multi-color STL files for the Single Extruder color printing technique i wrote about earlier: Link

If you want to print this using a multi color enabled printer, these are the parameters you should adjust:

In the “Advanced Sign Layout” section the Border & Text Height define how high those elements are above the top surface. So by setting these to “0” the sign will have a flat surface , but still contains all the colored elements.

Exporting the STL files for Multi color printing

For “real” Multi-Color printing you need a separate STL file for each color in your print. This SCad file has been created in a way that these can be created quite easily:
The parameter “part” on the top of the parameter list can be set to these values:

  • “Full Preview or Single Material Printer”
    • This option creates a full preview image and can be used if you use a single material printer or the Prusa Color change” method to add filament changes base on layer height
  • “Base”
    • This option will create just the base and this should be rendered / exported as an STL if you plan to use it for a multi-color enabled printer (or my multi color printing method described in another blog post)
  • “Border”
    • This option will create just the border and this should be rendered / exported as an STL if you plan to use it for a multi-color enabled printer (or my multi color printing method described in another blog post)
  • “Text”
    • This option will create just the text and this should be rendered / exported as an STL if you plan to use it for a multi-color enabled printer (or my multi color printing method described in another blog post)

So, just create 3 STL files for Base, Border and Text and you should be ready to slice it.

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