Trotec Laser Cutter Speedy 100R at SFC Media Center
Owner & Collaborators
We emulated a Kumikiri Wood Block puzzle using 3D Printers and Laser Cutters. Three pieces were designed in 3D CAD software and printed using a MakerBot 3d Printer, while the other three were cut out of wood using a laser cutter. While the 3D printed blocks were fairly straightforward, the wooden blocks were first divided into five segments of height 4mm each, cut and stuck together with glue.The added layer of glue increased the overall size of each block, which then had to be sanded down to size.
- Large plywood board provided at Media Center
- CuttingPower: 85Speed: 0.6EngravingPower: 90Speed: 10
- I had to repeat this process once because the height of the laser cutting needle was not adjusted properly prior to cutting. This resulted in a very thick cut line and partial cutting around the edges.
- Each layer then had to be stuck together with glue
- One particular wood block cut through at a point 10mm from the edge. Since all pieces were at multiples of 4mm, I either had to cut two pieces together and divide the width in half, or take a single piece and engrave the section down to 10mm.
I decided to engrave the piece, which surprisingly worked!
- Designed the data and Printed it! One of the pieces was made in a different machine so the filament color is slightly different