It is such a versatile tool that there is almost nothing better for prototyping than laser cutting. Ability to cut plastic, wood, metal, fabric, paper and many other material it makes itself one of the most useful tools for prototyping. We played with some plastic to make prototype for a glasses company.
This is 4 years anniversary!!! This has been an amazing and incredible journey so far! Plenty of good things! ahead
This was an interesting project where we combined both laser cutting and bending acrylic.
Laser cut acrylic sensor boxes for Nationwide.
Can laser cutting be one of the steps in building your next house? These days laser cutting technology can replace some of the conventional ways of fabrication. More details are coming. pictures by Tri Design Group
Søren Jensen, Danish consulting engineering company, definitely can do all three. But "THINK" is probably the most important contributor in this project. You can see how "THINK", being taken for the basis, can change your living environment. Is it a sculpture? Is it a new method? Perhaps, both. Laser cut out of recycled polypropylene sheets PolyShell "is the result of a research question which investigates how ultra-thin sheet materials of almost negligible inherent stiffness can be re-formed into structures capable of enclosing large volumes", authors say.
This was one of those projects where we helped our client to design her project. First, we had to make 3D file for a Canon camera with all the details and buttons and windows using an Autodesk software and our designing muscles. Then using the same program sliced the final shape into a set of layers for laser cutting. Autodesk allows you to play with many options, including type and direction of slicing, number of layers and thickness of the material. Simply playing with those few options you can get quite a different result. We went for a simple vertical stack slicing and 4mm corrugated cardboard for this project. All we had to do after is to laser cut it. The result you can see on the picture.