Also I just launched my new site called The Deep Channels – it has nothing to do with laser cutting, but you may like it. We have a Facebook page for that too.
Above, Lucy Williams makes these images using a number of materials as well as laser cutting and etching. This image is Summerhouse from her Glass Houses series from 2010. You can see more at McKee Gallery.
After the jump, a Space Invaders chess set, a chair, and Ron Swonson… (more…)
“I’ve taken up photography as a hobby, and I love Instagram but I haven’t printed a photo in years,” says Monique Malcom. It’s something lots of us in this digital photo age can relate to. But Monique thinks there are some photos that are “just too amazing to be locked in the digital dungeon.”
Being a fulltime creator and “Chief Everything Officer” of her own tshirt line Antisparkle, she saw a product design opportunity.
So she created Instasparkle — a line of lasercut photo frame jewelry — to encourage people to show off their beautiful pics. Her colorful necklaces, broaches, and rings can each hold a 1″x1″ photo print.
Intricate sculptures inspired by Gothic and Islamic architecture
Hundreds of layers of coloured paper give the sculptural works byEric Standleya stunning visual complexity. True to the architectural forms that they draw inspiration from, the structure and composition of the curves has been carefully calculated to enable maximum depth and integrity for the unsupported floating areas.
The latest piece took 60 hours of laser cutting time and around three months to draw the pattern. This patience and dedication certainly pays off as the final works exhibit a meditative visual allure that you might otherwise expect from the most intricate of Tibetan mandalas. To see this effect in laser cut paper is quite remarkable.
More works from Eric’s collection follow after the break. (more…)
Laser cutting generally consists of cutting shapes from a flat sheet of material. The pieces are often assembled or bent into a 3D form, but the cutting process is essentially two dimensional.
Some highly specialized manufacturers have machines capable of cutting more than just flat sheets. The video above and the first one after the jump shows 5-axis machines that can follow a cutting path in 3D space, and the last video is a machine specifically designed for cutting tubing. (more…)