I’m looking at some designs where the outer edges of the product would have a beveled edge that narrows towards the top. The inner cutout of the product would have a beveled edges where the bevel matches the outer edge bevel. May I assume that I need to flip the product over for the second cut/bevel pass? My impression is that the GF laser is essentially pointed vertically downward (I’m open to being corrected).
The image on the left is a top view and the one on the right shows the bevels.
I imagine that if you know your product material well enough and they get the grey scale working that you could possible use that to do the 45° ends of the piece. Altho i think there are easier ways to do it then using the laser.
Once Glowforge can do 2.5d engraving this would be possible with a grayscale gradient. The difficulty is controlling the actual depth of the bevel because different power ranges and speeds produce different results. 40-45w is low to do basse relief engraving very deeply, so you’d probably end up running multiple passes to get the results you’re after.