A 3D printable ornament that embeds The White House, snowflakes, and some themed text within a transparent globe.
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Step 1: Printing
This ornament requires a high accuracy, multi-material printer - an Objet Connex3 machine is ideal but any of the similar platforms can be used. The various stl's should be selected with appropriate clarity/color: The White House in white, the "snowflakes" in white, the text in black, and the bulb in clear. Scale stl's if desired - the stock size is about 2.5 x 2.5 x 3 inches.
Step 2: Post Processing - Sanding
Right off the printer, the clarity level will be quite low. Utilize multiple grits of sandpaper to sand away layer lines. Start with low grit and work through the higher grits - 320, 400, 600, 800, 1200. Sand until layer lines have been removed as much as possible and the surface is very smooth.
Step 3: Post Processing - Clear Coating
Add a coating of clear varnish to further improve clarity.
Step 4: Enjoy!
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