Examples of 3D laser engraving

projectinspo

#1

i was researching laser Marquetry and came across this company.
The are doing some 3D work with their laser.
Very nice, but it look like alot of sanding.
http://laserforge.com/engraving_gallery/engraving_gallery.html


#2

Interesting - though their website looks like it was made in 1995 :slight_smile: But then they are “traditional” :slight_smile:


#3

Thanks for that link. These are some things I would like to do as well. - Rich


#4

Any examples of Glowforge being able to do this yet?


#5

Those examples are just excellent. I hope that the GF can do something like that. It should in theory, since the power is variable, but the way from a 3d file (?STL) to such results is not clear to me.


#6

I am not 100% sure also, but I can think of a couple ways this might be achieved.

  1. Take a STL file of the 3D model and slice it. Assign a power setting to each slice.

  2. This person; Daniel Carr designed many of the state quarters. He wrote some custom software to design coins. Even though he is using a mill, I think the same principals might apply to a laser.
    http://designscomputed.com/vs3d/