The idea is to create a new version of one of the following works, using the laser cutter as the main tool. Also to create a design that can allow something like LED colored lights to replace the painting and ink that were used to make this works. That would allow them to change in time and also would open into a different aesthetical dimension. We could see how the process by which the “works of art”, or image get completed as a sequence. That’s part of what’s missing in the existing pieces, we can only imagine how they were done, but we only get to see the final result of hundreds of repetitive simple actions.
The first is called “Spin wheel of fortune” By spinning a roulette, we start collecting the results of the roulettes and also we begin to fill an empty grid with colors to visualize the results, and that way, also revealing the tendency of the roulette.
We might build a new led displaying roulette and why not our own routes!
In any case, the goal is designing a piece that could be easily built and refurbished. Meaning that the LEDs could be replaced easily.
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Another possibility would be doing an installation with laser cut cardboards with this pattern, that would be lit by a source coming from behind. The pieces would be hanging on the top of the space.
The space to be used could be dark, like the ITP documentation space.
People would be laying down on the floor to look at the piece hanging above them.
Maximizes material yield
The precision with which the water stream cuts creates minimal kerf width allowing for tight tolerance and nesting capabilities. This in turn maximizes the yield of parts created per sheet of material.
You can stack material!
Since waterjet cutting is not a heat process there is no warping of materials cut.
Waterjet cutting can cut through nearly any material and at thicknesses of up to 5 inches. (Some companies claim that it can cut up to 10 inches)
Minimizes tooling costs
Can produce small volume and one-time runs without the added cost of tooling. Also high volume production.
Able to produce precision parts that conform to challenging design and quality criteria. The high-powered waterjet cutters can create complex 2D forms and difficult geometries that would be problematic to die cut or to stamp.
It is a no-heat process, so the substrate retains its integrity, and there is no work hardening, warping, or issues with thermal stress.
Since there is no tooling involved, waterjet cutting useful for small volumes or one-time runs, and with the precision of the water stream, we can make narrow kerf cuts, which enables tight nesting to achieve high material yield.
Can blast through material measuring up to 4.0″ thick while upholding tolerances as close as ±0.003″. Edges are smooth, and there is often no need for additional finishing.
With a 5.0′ long x 12.0′ wide bed size, we can create small to large sized parts quickly, accurately, and consistently.
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This depends on the machines owned by each company. (still pretty big size)
Free software specially for this matter:
FOR MAC USERS WE HAVE TO INSTALL A PC EMULAROR.
You can also use any program to create vector shapes, such as Vectorworks, adobe illustrator, autocad, etc…
File types (most commonly used)
Adobe Illustrator (.AI)
IGS, IGES, STP, STEP, SLDPRT, 3D DWG, 2D DXF
STL and OBJ files are accepted for 3D printing only.
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The machine is designed for cutting from the zenith position. Some can do 3d cuts to create diagonals.
I inquired a company for carving work (a non cut through) and they said it could not be done.
Cutting Axis is the number of axes of motion a cutting machine is capable of cutting. 2-axis machines are used to cut flat sheet material while a 3-axis machine is used to cut three dimensional parts.
Shapes possible include 2D shapes with cutouts of almost any complexity. Examples of parts that are often cut this way include: Enclosures, Brackets, Robot Parts, Washers, Front Panels, Sheet Metal Boxes, Motorcycle Parts, Auto Parts, mechanisms, chassis, etc.
Almost any material, hard or soft, can be cut by waterjet: Aluminum, Stainless Steel, Soft Gasket Material,Soft Polyurethane,Stainless Steel 304 and 316, Copper, Nylon, Steel, Acetal, Polycarbonate, Polystyrene, Fiberglass, Brass, Carbon fiber, PTFE, Titanium, ABS, PVC, Sterling Silver, Spring Steel, Bronze, Rubber, Foam, Cork
Marble, Laminates, Gasket material, Granite. Ceramics, Thin Foils, Paper, Glass Reinforced Composites, Glass Reinforced Polyurethane, Soft Gasket Material, Carpet, Carbon Fiber,
….and of course, it can also cut cookies!!! Buy it know!!!
Very few materials are impractical including some types of glass and some types of wood
Abrasive Waterjet Vs. Wire EDM-
5-10 times faster
Cuts conductive and nonconductive materials
Can pierce directly through material
No heat affected zone
Abrasive Waterjet Vs. Laser Cutting-
Cut parts up to 5″ thick in virtually any material
No heat affected zone
No toxic fumes form unknown or weird materials
Stacking of material allowed
Abrasive Waterjet Vs. Machining Centers-
Quicker setup time
One tool drills, profile cuts, saws, etc
Better utilization of material
Abrasive Waterjet Vs. Stamping-
No tooling required
Quicker turn around
No tooling maintenance
Less taper on thick parts
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