Laser Etching a Darth Vader PC Case for Star Wars Day

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Laser Etching a PC Case for Star Wars Day

Creating a Custom Etched Darth Vader Themed PC Case

Overall, we are happy with the results that we have achieved using the Glowforge Pro 3D Laser Printer (Full Review Here). Using it we have managed to create a Star Wars Themed PC that is unique. We have a clean etch of Darth Vader on the PC's side panel, and red LED fans at the front alongside a Star Wars logo.

In the future, we could potentially customise this PC case further by etching the case's tempered glass side panels, or some other components. That said, tempered glass will require different etching settings than a metal side panel, and we sadly did not have enough time to etch this case's glass before May 4th. 

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Our only regret with this PC case is that we had to bent the case's front/left metal panel to allow us to etch a Star Wars logo on the front of our H510. This has left us with a somewhat defective corner, though the change is difficult to spot outside of a close inspection. However, our only alternative would have been to cut the panel into two pieces, and that would have created exposed metal edges that would need to be painted or otherwise covered. Beyond that, cutting the panel would lower the H510 Flow's structural rigidity. All in all, we are pleased with the results we have achieved here, but it isn't perfect. 

Laser Etching a Darth Vader PC Case for Star Wars Day

In the future, we are hoping to create more modding content for the PC enthusiast community, which will hopefully include guides, build showcases and similar content. Soon, we hope to tackle tempered glass etching with the Glowforge Pro, and explore other things that we could do with the 3D Laser Printer.

If you have any ideas for what we can do next, tell us on Facebook, Twitter, or on the OC3D Forums. Speaking of which, you can join the discussion on our Laser etched Darth Vader Themed PC Case on the OC3D Forums.

Laser Etching a Darth Vader PC Case for Star Wars Day

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04-05-2022, 17:24:07

Origin used to offer this service. Not sure if they do any more, but it's cool AF.Quote

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