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Friday, 14 December 2012

We had a blast!

What an amazing time we all had last week with Adrian and James from Atec Engineering! 

Some technical issues on the computer-based drawings lead to a last minute decision being made to cut our projects on a laser cutter rather than the water-jet.  It was a slower process but it got the job done.

Everyone was amazed that light — just light — could cut through wood and plastic!  We found that we needed to make 2-3 passes to cut all the way through — it's only a 50W laser — but it certainly did the job.  The cut is around a tenth of a millimeter across so incredibly accurate!

Most of the projects were cut in 3.6mm plywood.  Two were cut in plastic — one in opaque black and one in clear.  They'll look amazing when put together.