Computer-Controlled Cutting

:confused: Not yet updated for 2019 evaluation standards

Laser Cutting

  • Group assignment

    • Characterize your lasercutter, making lasercutter test part(s), making test part(s) that vary cutting settings and dimensions.
  • Individual assignments

    • Cut something on the vinylcutter
    • Design, lasercut, and document a parametric press-fit construction kit, which can be assembled in multiple ways. Account for the lasercutter kerf.

Learning outcomes

  • Demonstrate and describe parametric 2D modelling processes
  • Identify and explain processes involved in using the laser cutter.
  • Develop, evaluate and construct the final prototype

Have you

  • Explained how you parametrically designed your files
  • Shown how you made your press-fit kit
  • Included your design files and photos of your finished project

Vinyl Cutting

There is no specific project that is focussed on this very useful tool. There are a range of ways you might utilise it throughout the programme, or your local instructor may set a specific project. You might make:

  • stickers
  • flexible circuit boards
  • a textured surface/relief pattern
  • screenprint resists/stencils

Ensure that you have used it in some way during this time and met the objectives below.

Learning outcomes

  • Identify and explain processes involved in using this machine.
  • Design and create the final object

Have you?

  • Explained how you drew your files
  • Shown how you made your vinyl project
  • Included your design files and photos of your finished project

FAQ

What does characterise mean?

Answer: Describe/understand the nature and features (of your particular laser cutter)

Can I use the Inkscape clone tool for my pressfit kit?

Answer: No. The clone tool is not a real parametric software.

Is it compulsory to design my own file in Vinyl cutting?

Answer: Yes. Or modify existing one, and acknowledge where you found it.