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Measure the kerf of a laser cutter without a caliper!
To determine the kerf of your laser cutter:
How it works:
The width of the gauge (in the file) is stepped, starting at the width of the hole and increasing 0.004" at a time. The difference between the (physical) width of the hole and the gauge is 4 times the kerf (once for each side of the hole, and once for each side of the gauge). When the gauge fits snugly, the extra width of the gauge exactly compensates for the kerf.
Made proudly at i3 Detroit.
Laser Cutter Kerf Gauge by elplatt is licensed under the Creative Commons - Attribution - Share Alike license.
So what's this mean?
We're sure elplatt would love to see what you've printed - take a photo and share it on Thingiverse as a Make.
To post a Make simply visit this Thing again and click I Made One to start uploading your photo. You can also download the Thingiverse Mobile app (available via Google Play and Apple App Store) to take a photo and upload your Make right from the app!