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Posted · Engrave / Emboss File Name on Raft

Our workflow prints a high volume of small parts. We would like to engrave/emboss the file name (which is a "job number" in our workflow) onto an exposed portion of the raft during the print. This would allow us to track the part/job through the rest of our post-print workflow. Having it on the raft would not interfere with the part geometry.

 

This can not be done "In CAD" as a single model is printed in many different jobs.

 

Does Cura have some mechanism to print the job # or file name that we are missing? Again, looking for a method that does not interfere with part geometry, but is physically attached on a break-away raft. If not, that would be a nice, business focused request.

 

Thanks.

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    Posted · Engrave / Emboss File Name on Raft

    Are you willing to pay?  I know that sometimes @ahoeben will do contract work for plugins.  This sounds like a somewhat big job to me but I don't know.  Maybe 20 hours?  Maybe a ton more.  He only does open source projects I believe so if you paid for this it would benefit everyone who wants to do the same thing.

     

    Cura has a plugin architecture which is extremely versatile and could allow this sort of feature in a plugin.  I imagine the plugin would have 36 built in STL files (for 26 letters and 10 numbers - or maybe some more characters and maybe  lower case characters) and allow you to somehow modify the raft.  Or maybe modify a flat topped part included in your tray of parts.

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    Posted · Engrave / Emboss File Name on Raft

    I appreciate the offer, but I don't think we are in a position to pay for this at the moment. The cost/benefit is not there for a "nice to have" feature. We will continue to tape a label on and deal with the occasional label that falls off during post processing.

     

    Maybe one day something like this will make it into the base package. Thanks for the response!

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