Posts Tagged ‘laser’

Research Seminar Technology

Machine: Laser Cutting Machine

Software: AutoCad

Material: Playwood 3.7mm

Limitations:  10*10 cm, Press fit model


Use Laser Cutter and it’s sofware

Learn New software (Rhinoceros, Autocad, etc.)

Look for some inspiration on the web (external references)

Step 1

Look for some references on the web (Google, pinterst, etc), sometimes ideas don’t come at the very first time and you can get them everywhere.

Step 2

Start working on the idea, in order to make your idea come to life, do some sketching, remember “Less Ketchup more Sketchup”

Step 3

What are you waiting? once you have the idea and your drawing you to the nearest laser cutter machine and bring to life.

[Rember always use the correct safety gear and be as careful as you can]

Step 4

It’s alive! now finally done, cut and ready to test it.

As you can see the final result worked as it was supposed to do, but remember to be careful at the time of laser cutting, always check the power and the speed of the machine this will be really useful to make sure you cut is perfect and you don’t have a low quality result, also always have in mind the dimensions of your creation, sometimes they can be tricky at the time of cutting.

Remember master make perfect, sometimes things don’t come up like they are supposed to be at the very first try, keep practicing and become a Laser cutting Jedi.

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Class: City and Technology 1st year

Software: Rhino 6

Material: Plywood

Machine: Laser cutter Raylogic AS-1290C


  • learn how to use Rhino 6;
  • create a useful item
  • size of the item should be not bigger then 10cm x 10cm;
  • learn how to make press fit models
  • learn how to use the laser cutting machine

Idea: The primary goal was to create an item, which will be used at home. At the start, the idea was to create a photo frame with lightning inside. However, some changes were made during the process. In the end, the napkin holder was created.

Preparation: Due to the lack of experience in creating items the first step was to create cardboard maquette. All details were fit, so drawing was made in the Rhino 6.

The second step was to cut designed item by using the laser cutter. Due to the miscalculation, the first problem appeared: side detail did not fit. Connector on the side detail was not deep enough to feel for the squire details. So, the redesign was needed.

Was decided to make the connectors deeper. The final side detail is shown below. The two samples were cut to test the connection.

Finally, details of the item were able to connect without glue, and the item reminded the napkin holder, moreover napkin holder is more useful then photo frame.

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