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Class – technology, laser cutting

SOFTWARE | MATERIALS
– AutoCAD
– 4 mm birch plywood

MACHINE
Laser cutting machine, Raylogic AS-1290C

ASSIGNMENT
Prototype small individual project by brainstorming, drawing, and laser cutting.

LIMITATIONS
– 10x10x10 cm space
– Press fit
– Not a toy

GOAL
The main objective of the task was to learn how to come up with good ideas, how to develop it, how to use graphic design programs, and, eventually, how to use laser cutting machine.

DESIGN
I wanted to create something light, stylish and mindful. After brainstorming the possibilities I understood that wooden sticks can be a good element of the work – they are really functional and strong. Plus, you can map a lot of them even in the limited space. The idea of bench was simple and smart, because benches are common elements of the city landscape. 

First stage was sketching:

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Then I tried to draw elements, which later would be created in graphic designer:

As my graphic skills left much to be desired, I turned to classmates who taught me how to use AutoCAD. Eventually I got this design:

In order to make the connection of sticks tighter, i decided to reduce holes by 0.1 mm from each side.

Finished dwg-file was opened with software and send to laser printing.

Produced elements were easy to assemble and the connection was so tight, that no glue needed. 

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1VGJGMOPnpr15Rkqc3E19ygsOqVi3yR22

Big credits to                                     

Andres Gomez 

&

Pablo Goldin

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