Christmas Reindeer kit card

A snap together reindeer head you can send as a card!

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Description

A 3D printed Christmas (Holiday) card. Flat-packed for easy postage, the reindeer model can be snapped from the supportive frame and then assembled.

I designed this for Christmas 2015, and got the A6 traditional cards printed professionally. I then 3D printed all the models and attached them to the front of the cars using micro glue dots.

You may need to fiddle with the settings of your printer to make sure the final print fits together well. As you can imagine the tolerances are pretty tiny.

Included with the STL I have added all the 3D renders, which I used for the fronts of the 2D printed cards, and the vector graphics I used for the insides (including instructions).

BONUS Laser cutting version

Due to popular request I have added the files for laser cutting this kit card. It's designed to fit a A6 card front, and use 1.5mm ply stock. There are 4 layers/colours which denote the following cut styles:

  • Red: Simple cut, whichever settings that work on your laser for this material.
  • Black: Dot mode using Red settings with 0.3mm interval and 10mm dot length. This allows the end recipient to pop out the elements to assemble the model.
  • Blue: Light cut/etch, faster and much lower power cut to draw on details and instructions.
  • Green: Dot mode using Red settings with 0.2mm interval and 50mm dot length. This allows you to separate the cut cards from the cutting stock.

If you have trouble please let me know in the comments and I will try to help if I can!

Materials and methods

As the model is quite thin, I would recommend using top and bottom layers to make the infill 100%. Printed mine with different coloured PLA. You will want to print the first layer slower than normal as its quite fiddly and you don't want the parts lifting due to swift nozzle movement.

Documents

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    1.5mm Reindeer Head
    DXF  –  280 kb
    Version 1 - Dec 10, 2016
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    1.5mm Reindeer Head
    SVG  –  27 kb
    Version 1 - Dec 10, 2016
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    1.5mm Reindeer Head
    PDF  –  130 kb
    Version 1 - Dec 10, 2016
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    Hi Res Coloured Renders
    ZIP  –  4.2 mb
    Version 1 - Dec 10, 2016
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    Reindeer Card Graphics
    SVG  –  310 kb
    Version 1 - Dec 10, 2016
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    Reindeer Card Graphics
    PDF  –  550 kb
    Version 1 - Dec 10, 2016
  • Span1
    Reindeer Card Production Version
    STL  –  3.8 mb
    Version 1 - Dec 10, 2016
    1:28 h  –  9 g  –  85×129×2 mm

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