Monday, October 13, 2014

laser embossing

My students have been laser cutting and engraving various materials in hopes that it might expand the kinds of things that we usually think about being laser cut. A couple weeks ago, Kaivahn and I noticed something interesting while laser engraving a leaf. The wood that we had the leaf taped to, was getting engraved since we had the power set a bit too high. We examined the wood and found that in the wood was embossed similar to how we emboss metal with a rolling mill. The veins of the leaf threw the focus off and cause the vein to be raised in the wood beneath. Interesting effect...

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