What to use laser cutter for next?

xl97

Sr Member
Title says it all.... :)

Been stuck doing the same ol' same ol' lately...

(etched/edge lit arcylic stuff, wooden wine boxes, coasters...blah blah)...

I dont really have a desire to do any 'pepkura' stuff (but I imagine laser cutting the paper/materials makes a better final result)..

So I'm tapping the collective brain trust here for some ideas! :)
 

xl97

Sr Member
examples of what you mean? What 'type' of plaques?

My laser cant cut metal (just a CO2 laser)... but I can 'mark' metal using a something like ceramark
 

Darth Lars

Master Member
RPF PREMIUM MEMBER
I have seen black acrylic with a thin layer of metal on top that a laser could burn through.
They are not suitable for all types of laser-cutters though. They are not allowed in the laser-cutter at my local makerspace, for instance.
 

MangyDog

Well-Known Member
You say cant cut through metal... but... what about brass sheets, like used for etched decals?
 

xl97

Sr Member
My understanding is no.. the CO2 laser will just reflect off it.

Maybe if its super thin it might break through... but I'm doubtful.
 

MattgomeryBurns

Sr Member
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xl97

Sr Member
Ahh.. yes acrylic stands..

* those do look nice.. (especially the black based ones)

I cut/engrave acrylic a lot....

Was looking for some new ideas to 'expand' a little.. and use my laser for more prop related ideas/projects.

* to be clear.. I'm not looking for 'work'.. (just ideas).... but I'm always down to help out fellow members. :)

Kovnyn
What kind if plaque for your 'Blue Max Droid'?
 

Kovnyn

Sr Member
I was thinking of one of the name plaques people have for their light sabers, blasters, helmets and such.

Like a 2.5"x6" card with the prop information etched into it. Maybe even something I can light up for the display shelf.
 

xl97

Sr Member
I'm not sure what it should say.. I 'm not familiar with 'Blue Max Droid' stuff.. :(

Almost all clear (and 'edge lit specific') acrylic can be lit, and any engraved area will pick up the light..
 

Kovnyn

Sr Member
Blue Max is from the Han Solo Adventures.

The idea I have in my head is the Star Wars logo, The pertinent info (manufacturer data, model number) et cetera, and "The Han Solo Adventures."

Heres a link to the wiki page for Max.
Blue Max
 
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