Dog Tag Keychain

Create a keepsake from scratch.
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Dog Tag Keychain: Project Overview


Submitted by: Jon Hiebl, Ashland High School

  • Equipment Used: 3D Printer, Laser Cutter/Engraver
  • Time Required: 5-7 Days 

Scenario, Criteria and Constraints

Using a laser cutter/engraver, students design and create a dog tag that functions as a key chain to include their name and graduation year.

Students will design, sketch, 3D model, and 3D print a dog tag adhering to the following requirements: 

  • Maximum size: 2” x 3” x ⅜” thick.
  • Must include the student's first and last names.
  • Must include the student's graduation year.
  • Must include a hole for a keychain ring.


Learning Outcomes

After completing this activity, students engage the following competencies:

  • Design Process 
  • Brainstorming 
  • Sketching 
  • 3D Modeling 
  • 2D Layout Drawings 
  • Introduction to 3D Printing 
  • Introduction to Laser Cutting/Engraving 
  • Precision Measurement - Caliper