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laser cutting bodies

Discussion in 'Ask The Pros' started by OneSpartan, Jun 25, 2020.

  1. OneSpartan

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    Needing a quicker way to cut a quantity of bodies and considering using a wood laser at the maker space in my local library. If anyone has used a laser cutter, can you please provide some input on how difficult the software is to learn. This particular laser is a Glowforge and it indicates you can design with any software that saves a PDF. Also, an estimate on how long a body may take to cut out. Any help appreciated.
     
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    My gosh I seriously can't wait to check out that laser...
     
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    With my CNC Router, I draw the design in AutoCAD, save as dxf, import into their design software, then save the G-Code.

    Considering that the laser uses a pdf, I bet it just reads the lines on the "page". Sounds more like a laser copy cutter, than a CNC laser.

    Either way, if you can accurately draw your design, most scanners will scan to pdf.

    In AutoCAD, you can print directly to pdf.
     

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