Laser Cut Lamp – Group 17


Technique : ribbing
Material: methacrylate
Thickness : 3 mm

Design process
To articulate ribbing as an inverse technique as opposed to outward expression.
To attain fluid forms within a rigid geometry

Joinery detail
-grooves and notches

The following were our observations:

1. During the laser process, there is loss of material.
2. Loss of material varies with the speed and power used to laser.
3. The size of the sheet also affects the laser process with larger sheets prone to bulging.

Laser cutter machine
1. The slc gave us well cut, clean edged members, along with crisp engraving.
2. The blc settings were harder to control, with the engraving and cutting resulting in cracked edges and murky details despite varying speeds and power settings.

1. For a 3 mm thick sheet, a groove of 2.8 mm was the snuggest.
2. The methacrylate sheet is not flexible and is prone to cracking and splitting, more so if it is forced into a groove of a smaller size.

Presentation (PDF)

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