First, I have a hard time believing no one thought of this before.
I needed to bond metal window screen to a 3D printed cylinder. Then, the cylinder would get a 3mm epoxy layer to seal it.
I just needed to hold the screen on long enough for the epoxy to cure. And I thought the epoxy might make tape let go.
So I came up with the following. I put the screen on the surface, then used a 1/8” drill bit in my fingers to ‘grind’ a hole through the screen, and a little bit into the plastic.
Then I took the 3D pen and extruded the hole full and left a 3mm ball above the surface. Then I grabbed the little spatula and squashed it flat before it cooled.
The result was way past what I expected. It seems to be a very thin, robust, connection.
I started thinking about cosplay applications for a light diffuser or speaker grills on battle armour, etc.
Anyway, I’m curious if anyone has seen something like this before. Could be useful
I attached a picture of the test piece I did.