Laser Cutting

Laser cutting is a technology that uses a laser to cut materials, and is typically used for industrial manufacturing applications, but is also starting to be used by schools, small businesses, and hobbyists. Laser cutting works by directing the output of a high-power laser, by computer, at the material to be cut. The material then either melts, burns, vaporizes away, or is blown away by a jet of gas, leaving an edge with a high-quality surface finish. Industrial laser cutters are used to cut flat-sheet material as well as structural and piping materials.
Posts about Laser Cutting
  • Listing Physical Visualizations

    … laser etched objects and computer controlled actuated canvases. The list is great to browse through, both as a historical reference, and as possible inspiration for visualizations both digital and physical. As 3D printing, milling, plasma cutting, laser cutting, actuated displays, and pipe bending techniques get more sophisticated, the boundary…

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