Laser Cut Skill Badge

by msraynsford, published

Laser Cut Skill Badge by msraynsford Mar 28, 2012



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Inspired by the adafruit skill badges and the 3D printed skill badge I thought I'd design a laser cut skill badge. Can't let the 3D printer guys have all the fun.

All my items can be found on my blog http://msraynsford.blogspot.com/


The steps involved in making this badge neatly demonstrate some key skills for laser cutting.

The text is an etch based process, the laser acts much like a normal printer cutting a series of dots in a row, building up the image one line at a time.

The laser symbol is a low power cut which produces nice clean lines and is a lot faster than the etch process.

The outline of the merit badge is a full power cut which completely separates the item from the sheet material.

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Nice! Looking forward to more designs!

Thanks, that was just what I needed for an intro to lasers with our new machine!