3D Raised Decals

captainron19

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so one of the parents in my sons baseball team just got new decals for all the boys’ helmets and they are raised 3D type of decal . First time seeing them except in MLB teams

Can anyone provide any insight on what is required to make something like this ?
 

Gino

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I think they're called domed decals. Once printed and cut out, you apply a solution to it, being careful of the amount and the stuff will flow out up to the very edge. We have all the stuff needed to do it, but it's a big pain in the neck to do. Anyway, for us, it is.
 

captainron19

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Definitely not domed decals ....... these are more raised letters
 

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I would say ABS. I wouldn't use PLA for something like this. Longevity isn't as good on PLA.

Unless used PLA to create a mold and then use an epoxy for the finished product
 

rossmosh

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100% made over seas. Probably PVC or silicone. They're are a bunch of suppliers out there. Wholesale is probably about $.50-1 each + setup fee of $75 + FedEx Express shipping (1-2 days typically) would be about $40-60.
 

captainron19

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100% made over seas. Probably PVC or silicone. They're are a bunch of suppliers out there. Wholesale is probably about $.50-1 each + setup fee of $75 + FedEx Express shipping (1-2 days typically) would be about $40-60.


No definitely not ..... one of the Dads on my sons baseball team had them made by a friend .... he wasn’t sure what process he used but I am trying to find out from the source
 

rossmosh

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No definitely not ..... one of the Dads on my sons baseball team had them made by a friend .... he wasn’t sure what process he used but I am trying to find out from the source

So if they contacted you for a sign you don't make. You called up a supplier and had it made. Would they know?

This product is an outsourced product from China. I'd be absolutely shocked if they made it in house. If they did, it's a hobbiest with a 3d printer spending 30 minutes of machine time to make 1-2 of them.
 

captainron19

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So if they contacted you for a sign you don't make. You called up a supplier and had it made. Would they know?

This product is an outsourced product from China. I'd be absolutely shocked if they made it in house. If they did, it's a hobbiest with a 3d printer spending 30 minutes of machine time to make 1-2 of them.

What are you even talking about? No One contacted me to make a sign. One of the dads simply had these made for all of the boys on our baseball team and I was curious what method was used to make them thats all
 
What are you even talking about? No One contacted me to make a sign. One of the dads simply had these made for all of the boys on our baseball team and I was curious what method was used to make them thats all

I think that was more of an example to counter you saying that it wasn't definitely outsourced to China. How would one know? I think that was the point. While I don't necessarily agree with the false dilemma of it only being 2 things without having more info to go on, but it is hard to say either way at this point without more info.
 

Jburns

Member
The company I referenced above, makes decals that the original poster showed pictures of. There is an article on the site that says that they take the logo / turn into 3D model, machine molds and use injected silicone. The same article references another company that originally 3d printed them out of hard plastic. I agree with jfiscus- too smooth to be 3D printed.

Article:
https://uni-watch.com/2016/04/13/the-dodgers-go-3-d/#more-72562
 

zillion29

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I think they're called domed decals. Once printed and cut out, you apply a solution to it, being careful of the amount and the stuff will flow out up to the very edge. We have all the stuff needed to do it, but it's a big pain in the neck to do. Anyway, for us, it is.
So glad to see that it didn't end up being doming. Doming is . . . the . . . worst.
 
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