Laser Cut and Laser Etched Awards & Trophies
Rewarding people for their hard work or congratulating team members on a particular achievement has greater impact when something tangible can be handed over. If the presentation item is good enough, hopefully it will be retained and proudly put on display to share with others.
With even the most straightforward use of laser cutting and laser etching, awards and trophies can be easily customized. Identifying the event and naming the recipient in crisp, clean laser precision adds a perceived authenticity to the trophy. We’ve come a long way from hand-engraved brass name plates glued to a generic cup!
Pictured above is a laser etched award plaque-in-progress by Epilog Laser. For more creative approaches, check out their other examples and think about how you could make the most of Ponoko’s laser cutting service to give your next presentation ceremony a memorable impact.
Have you used laser cutting or laser etching to produce an award? Let us know in the comments below.
Laser cut cats, more cats, a safe, a comb, and a notebook…
Above is a laser engraved and cut cat face pendant. This mirrored acrylic tabby is from KatzeShop and based on the designer own cat. She thoughtfully abstracted the cat’s pattern and incorporated the hanger for the chain into kitty’s ears.
After the jump, more cats, a safe, a comb, and a notebook… (more…)
Laser cut lanterns, signs, skulls, and a map!
Above is a laser cut paper street lamp. This work, cleverly transforming flat media like Ponoko’s cardstock into 3 dimensions, is from Paper Faber and looks just as good flat as it does “poped” up. See another look at this street lamp at the end of this post!
After the jump signs, skulls, and a map… (more…)
We are thrilled to announce new streamlined support for Photochemical Machining. Previously, if you wanted to create something using Brass, Copper or Stainless Steel, you had to take an extra step to email us the extra details of your order.
Now you can upload PCM design files directly to your Personal Factory account. In addition, you can now upload and get a quote for metal parts along with Laser Cut & 3D Printed designs at the same time, all in one order.
How to make with Photochemical Machining (PCM):
- Prepare and save your vector design as a PDF using our Metal Machining Starter Kits.
- Upload your PDF to your Personal Factory account.
- Select your choice of metal materials and proceed to checkout as usual.
That’s it! You’re now on your way to receiving some awesome metal goodies in your mailbox. Please note: The design requirements for PCM are slightly different from laser cutting with other materials. You’ll want to be sure to read through our design guides before uploading your designs.
If you have any questions about Photochemical Machining don’t hesitate to get in touch.