LaserForge Designs Workshop Gallery

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Our water-cooled carbon dioxide laser enables precision cutting and engraving of a wide variety of materials.
The laser beam is invisible to the human eye. The bright light seen when cutting is formed by the vaporization of the material being cut. When cutting, the laser nozzle follows the line of the cut. Click one of the pictures to the left to view a video clip of our laser cutting a piece of 3/4 inch cherry wood.
Laser mirrors
The laser beam is reflected from a number of internal mirrors and directed down toward the cutting table through the laser nozzle.
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When engraving, the laser nozzle moves side to side over the engraved motif. Click one of the pictures to the left to view a video clip of our laser engraving an inscription on a piece of 3/4 inch hickory.
Laser lens
We use a variety of different lenses, power settings and cutting speeds to cut hardwoods from 1-1/2 inches to 0.02 inches thick when building our tables.
Sidereus base engraving
By varying the power produced by the laser over each pixel of an engraving, it is possible to vary the depth of the engraving and produce three dimensional engraved designs.
Star cutout
Each piece cut with the laser must be milled or sanded to remove any darkened exposed edges cut by the laser and fit by hand to surrounding interlocking pieces.
Laser table vacuum
Blowers evacuate the small amount of wood smoke produced by cutting and engraving operations.

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