Introduction: How to Model and 3D Print Braille Text
Thanks to the braille alphabet, the visually impaired can touch and see what they are reading. We at Treatstock wanted to take it one step further and created a website called "TouchSee." With a user-friendly interface, the online service converts text from up to 40 different languages into braille labels that you can use for personal belongings, in schools and offices, or even a special message for your loved ones. Thanks to 3D printing technology, creating the braille labels is quick and easy to do. Just enter your text, and it will turn into a 3D printable file. Then you can have it made for you using Treatstock's global 3D printing network.
Step 1: Select Language
Choose a language. “TouchSee” is available in more than 40 languages and US English is contracted by default.
Step 2: Enter Text
Type a phrase or short message, but be sure not to exceed the length of the label.
Step 3: Create Up to 15 Labels
If you would like to create more than one label, press Enter on your keyboard. You can produce up to 15 labels each time.
Step 4: Get It 3D Printed
If you have your own 3D printer or know someone who does, just press "Download file" when you finish, and you can print the labels for yourself. For those that do not have a 3D printer readily available, you can get your labels 3D printed using Treatstock. Just press the “Get it 3D printed!” button. We want to continue to improve and perfect “TouchSee” and would appreciate any feedback from users out there. If you have any suggestions on how "TouchSee" can be better, please contact us.
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