Slot Together Mechanisms

Sun, 17 Feb 2019

It turns out that you can cut 1400 micron card in the laser cutter and it looks really neat. As a paper engineer this opens all sorts of possibilities for models and designs. This is a new field for me and I’m now trying to get a few mechanisms and techniques under my belt so that I can apply them to new models.

I’ve started with a simple joint and a gear. I’m away for a couple of days but on my return I’ll be releasing these as downloadable projects for anyone with a laser cutter or sharp knife to try out. Meanwhile here are a couple of Instagram video to keep you going.


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Comments (2)

  • rossmcsweeney February 19, 2019 at 12:53 am

    That was really creative how you held those gears in place!

  • Nancy Backes February 21, 2019 at 5:25 am

    I’d love to see more development with the 1400 micron card. I should be able to cut that on my Cricut cutting machine. I’d been looking at the laser cut models wondering how I could adapt them to cut on my machine which can’t cut the thickness of wood ply you were using. I know with more layers I’d be able to do that, but am eagar to see what you figure out using just the card.

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