3d Print a CD Case With Your Favorite Logo

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Introduction: 3d Print a CD Case With Your Favorite Logo

About: I am an Engineer, Designer and Maker.

3d print quickly and easily your own CD case with your favorite logo on.

Perfect for gifts and mixtapes!

There are two options: One with booklet space and a slimmer one.

The heights are 1,27cm for the bigger one and 1,12cm for the slim case.

PS. In the photos the case is made of Wood PLA filament.

Step 1: Import Your Favorite Logo to Cura and Convert Image to 3d

1) Drag and drop your picture in Cura Software and insert the preferred displacement height (negative values for engraved results) and width of your picture.

Step 2: Save Your File to *.stl Binary Form

2) Save your 3d photo.

Step 3: Edit the Logo in Rhino3d

3) Open the *.stl file from Cura.

Explode the mesh and delete the bottom and side faces.

Step 4: Add the Logo Surface to the "CDCase_upper_blank.stl"

4) Centre the logo surface on top of the CD cover and create a rectangle that includes the logo limits.

Step 5: Split the CD Cover at the Logo Limits

5) Extrude the rectangle until it surpasses the CD cover and perform MeshBooleanSplit.

Step 6: Join the 2 Meshes

6) Move the logo to fill the cutted surface and perform Join.

You can now save the edited 3d surface to a preferred name.

Step 7: 3d Print Your CD Case!

Import your files in your slicer and 3d print !

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    8 Comments

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    lincoln1clarke
    lincoln1clarke

    1 year ago

    I opened it in Tinkercad, and I'm wondering what the dimensions are supposed to be because it was only 13mm by 13mm which is not life size. Could anyone help with telling me what size to scale it to.

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    PaulOhoO
    PaulOhoO

    Reply 1 year ago

    Hey lincoln1clarke,
    The object was designed to fit the 120mm cd's.
    Check the overall size. It should something above 130mm.

    Cheers

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    lincoln1clarke
    lincoln1clarke

    Reply 1 year ago

    I found that the whole design was only 12mm by 13mm so I think there might have been a mistake with the stl and it might have been miniature. I scaled it up to 1100% and it would have fit a cd then.

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    JHN650R
    JHN650R

    Reply 9 months ago

    don't you mean 1000% ?

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    lincoln1clarke
    lincoln1clarke

    Reply 9 months ago

    Oh, yes, ok. I guess it can just be scaled up to 1000. Thanks

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    lincoln1clarke
    lincoln1clarke

    Reply 1 year ago

    Can you tell me the dimensions of the one you printed? In tinkercad it was 13mm by 13mm by 1.12mm. Not CM.

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    zposner
    zposner

    4 years ago

    The final 3d printed lart looks great.

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    PaulOhoO
    PaulOhoO

    Reply 4 years ago

    Thank you zposner! You can 3d print it and post your own case!