2D CAD with Rhinoceros
Getting familiar with the CAD program Rihnoceros and make some naive design.
Laser Cutting Today!
1. Introduction to some laser cutters
- CO2 Laser (10 micron)
- Common applications: Wood, acrylic, glass, paper, textiles, plastics, foils & films, leather, stone
- Fibre Laser Solid State Laser (1 micron)
- Common applications: marking metal, coated metals and high contrast marking on plastics.
- CO2 lasers are best suited for non-metals while Fiber lasers for metals.
2. Operating tips and orders
- Turn on the laser cutter, the airflow and the exhaust filter.
- Insert a sheet of material.
- Focus the laser head.
- Send the file from PC to the laser cutter.
- Use laser cutter control panel to start cutting.
- Kerf Calculation
- The laser burns away a portion of material when it cuts through.
- This is known as the laser kerf and ranges from 0.08mm – 1mm depending on the material type, its thickness and laser settings (power, speed, PPI).
- Some pictures.
Design Exercise: A cute doge name tag
1. 2D Design on the Rhinoceros
2. Some adjustments and print