If you want to stand out with customers or clients then you should understand the benefits of laser cutting.
Within the past few years, businesses have launched which specialize in custom laser cutting operations. These specialists work with everything from metal to paper. Cutting paper with a laser is particular exciting because it allows very complex designs to be replicated exactly. Paper works as an excellent substrate and can be cutting with near perfect edges.
Until the past few years paper products have been cut by a hand with scissors or by a blade-based machine. Both of these methods have severe limitations. With hand cutting, the cut is only as good as the worker and machines quickly dull or lose alignment. Both of these methods often produce a less than perfect result. Unfortunately, a few decades ago before the commercialization of the laser these were the only options.
Another benefit is the relative speed of most commercial systems. Hand cutting detailed patterns can take hours or even days. Also, with hand cutting, mistakes are frequent and precision is often fair at best. Powerful lasers have the ability to cut the same pattern in often a few seconds. Furthermore their ability to replicate the same design is unmatched with conventional methods. The newest system can cut with precise down to a fraction of a millimeter with a perfect edge. This precision also enables layering of patterns or even mass production of paper products.
Here are a few list of the laser cutting designs:
Clear Acrylic – 3.0 mm. Top Quality: Engraves Beautifully. Why is clear acrylic the #1 choice of makers in 2016? Because of what it shows during the reaction to the laser machine. The surface and the area of the said thermoplastic engraves a super nice and artistic frosty finish product that catches the light so wonderfully and also the edges will melt smoothly instead of burning such as the wooden materials. Clear acrylic is popular for co2 laser machines as you can see here.
Amber Bamboo – 2.7 mm. Top Quality: Natural Honey Tone. Bamboo is said to be the super versatile. Makers will use it create designs for jewelry, electronics enclosures, tableware, conference badges, book covers, signage and also displays for sale purposes.
Birch Veneer – 5.2 mm. Top Quality: Thicker yet Economical. When you need thicker wood for your laser cutting projects, this is the top choice. Like its thinner companion, this birch is commonly used in making product for housings, drones, prototyping, clocks, furniture and also signage.
Black Acrylic – 3.0 mm. Top Quality: Classic Black. Black acrylic is a classic favorite. Why? Because engraving looks so good on this material. This frosty white kind of engraving contrasts creates a beautiful black design. Learn more detailed information at http://www.engineering.com/AdvancedManufacturing/ArticleID/15268/THIS-WEEK-IN-MACHINERY-Turning-Grinding-Laser-Cutting-More.aspx
Typical custom laser cutting projects begins with a designer creating a digital image of a pattern. This design should be reviewed carefully to ensure that all regions of the pattern are connected and well supported so it will be structurally strong. Modern co2 laser cutter system can cut thick paper products and even textiles which give designers a wide range of substrates to choose.
For more detailed patterns thicker substrates are often recommended to prevent structural instability. Often, trial or sample cutting on a variety of substrates to a good way to judge if the laser cut design is strong enough to fulfill its purpose. To avoid these downfalls often choosing a manufacture’s professional pre-made design can ensure it is both pleasing and functionally strong.
Laura Jones July 18th, 2017
Posted In: Cutting Ideas
Design using code. Paul Krix who is a designer, creates intricate designs of his work that were pattern-based in nature which were manipulated through software in order to generate the final designs. Many designers who use laser machines are inspired by forms or patters found in nature, but there are few articulate organic influences from a scientific ways. Paul Krix creates uniquely and artistically an individual personal laser cut for jewelry which was aesthetically being informed using programming based on algorithms that he discovered several years ago. Later, Paul came across to the field of research about algorithms copying the chemical procedures and process of leaf formations as well as deciding to use it as his basis for the modelling system. visit her latest blog posted at http://awesomesaucebookclub.com/how-to-laser-cut-the-basics-of-cutting-with-a-laser-system/
The incredible, amazing Folding Ukulele which comes from the ‘maker of anything’ called Brian Chan. The ukulele was designed by Brian Chan who didn’t want a traditional ukulele, and so went about changing the basic shape to make it foldable for ease of portability. Soprano and the supermini sizes of this kind are available anytime on Ponoko, either fully finished or in kit form. With the design being drafted already, Brian was able to get in touch with Josh, a Community Support trusted Manager, to make a prototype of his project through laser-cutting. As you can see, the design is pretty complex, consisting of multiple flat pieces that need to fit together perfectly to create not just a 3D object. visit their official website for more details.
Generative laser cut puzzle. This unusually intricate laser cutter design of a wooden puzzle through the Nervous System which was unique in a sense. It was then designed using the so-called generative technique in the form of processing—that is why every single piece is made uniquely and each puzzle was made in this manner would be somehow amazing and unique. If 2 or 10 puzzles were being made, no 2 pieces in every puzzle would be the same.
The said puzzle happens to be just an experiment for an upcoming potential product. I cannot wait to see what image and form they will include in it. If you’re looking for a laser cutter machine check out www.bosslaser.com. You can find reviews of Boss Laser in Google by just typing their company name.
Robotic claw business card. Another top headline contender. My old favorite laser business card project was, of course, Meat Cards, thus robot claws will definitely outclass for a contact information jerky. The design continues to evolve, so be sure you check out the latest updates about instructions where you may able to find all of the needed information in order to build unique robotic claw for business card solely.
Ornamental laser cutting. This is a roundup post of several breathtaking ornamental forms of laser cut arts and designs covered by A laser cutter. My favorite of all is the topographic model cut in a form of a chunk of Mars. It is the sort of this thing which you could see in photographic or data form coming from the NASA; however, only digital fabrication can possibly make it more tangible.
Laura Jones July 18th, 2017
Posted In: Cutting Ideas