Ben Krasnow did a video on using a laser cutter that was slightly out of the focal plane to cause thermoform “swell paper” to swell up where the beam drew instead of cutting.
I was thinking it would be neat if the GlowForge could support this sort of use as well.
You can see his video on it at: Heat-sensitive 3D paper (swell paper)
The company that makes this is at: AmericanThermoform
The paper’s primary use is for basically printing braille and other shapes for blind people to feel. There are a lot of interesting uses here and the laser cutter gives us a whole set of options. It would be neat if there was a way for the GlowForge to support this sort of ‘just out of the focal plane’ use.