The laser cuts a path programmed by converting a drawing to machine readable language.
Laser Cutting Light
The laser cuts with a focused light, using nitrogen or oxygen as fuel.
Laser Cut Not Punched
The cut parts are pushed out.
Consultation about cutting possibilities between laser operator, Danny and designer, Diane.
Two Branches Cut
Beautiful scrap is fuel for creativity!
Lasered and Punched
The cut is nice and clean with no need for deburring.
The press brake is used to bend the sign to the desired shape.
The Bend Complete
Still at the press brake but almost finished!
Next, the sign is stroke sanded to give it a brushed finish.
The final steps are painting the decorative panel and attaching it to the front of the desk sign so that the brushed finish shows through the cut-outs.