Field Stage 2 Of Making

After creating the laser cutting files it was time to actually laser cut! However this came with a few technical glitches. For some reason the laser cutter couldn’t deal with cutting and engraving all the shapes at once so I had to do each shape/layer individually guessing where on the screen to place the shape so it wouldn’t cut over the previous shape. This meant I couldn’t fit quite the  same number of shapes onto the single sheet of plastic, wasting a bit of material which was not idea. However I managed to cut it out the main layers in the end. Below you can see a test on cardboard which went fine however it was when I started the raster engraving things started going wrong. You can also see the successfully cut out layers.

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The layers fit together nicely to create the image, and the geometric shapes work well I think. The image isn’t quite a crisp as I would have hoped but, this might change one light is shone through it. This is also partly to do with the size of the piece.

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