One of the best things about the laser is the versatility. A lot of different materials can be engraved and even cut, which gives us the opportunity to make a variety of products. The downside to having so many material options, is that each material has it's own optimal or perfect laser settings to achieve the best results.
For a while, I've wanted to successfully make a project that involved heat bending acrylic. In past heat bending projects, I usually became impatient and tried to rush the bending process which led to breaking the final product. I decided that this time I would make it a point to be more patient and be more careful.
Cast and extruded acrylic are very popular in laser and CNC machining. In my experience, cast acrylic is the one that I use most often. If I plan to engrave and cut the acrylic, I will buy cast. If I plan on only cutting it, I buy extruded as it has a lower cost. This summary will help you figure out which type to use.
When I was a kid, I loved putting together puzzles. I decided to try and make a puzzle that is difficult, and by difficult, I may mean impossible. After many hours of trying to assemble this puzzle, I am still not done!
For the last few months, I have been trying to learn more about working with leather on the laser. I've made a few different wallet designs and wanted to share one of my favorites. My family and I are huge Harry Potter fans and I decided to make a Hogwarts inspired single piece wallet. Which Harry Potter house are you in? DOWNLOAD DESIGN FILE LASER MACHINE SETTINGS Laser specs: 60 watt Epilog Fusion M2 40 Engraving: 80% speed, 20% power Vector Cutting: 20% speed, 90% power Frequency: 50% Engraving time: 5 minutes TOOLS AND SUPPLIES USED Needles: https://bit.ly/2Y3WXMY Thread: https://bit.ly/2x8vVJc...