Laser Welding of Acrylic

projectinspo

#1

I saw this video https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=puDD_CrVH7g and several ideas came to mind for trophies and moving items without using acrylic glues and acetone. We have a height limit, but could I stack layers for multiple cuts and weld?

This capability seems like a beauty for the Glowforge if the functionality can be added someday with manual methods initially.

Thoughts?


Laser cuts, then welds multiple l.ayers
#2

Yeah this video is awesome! here is a post of this video a while back with another great link from hackaday.


#3

This will be awesome! It should be doable with the glowforge, as long as the stack is withing the 0.5" (the range of the focus lens). I don’t know if the function will be build into the glowforge, but I could see some design catalog projects that could use this in the design.

Here is another topic with a bunch of cool ideas.


#4

Since this thread is still very short we have an opportunity to shift all the discussion about this topic to the other thread(s). Let’s do that!