Computer Controlled Cutting#

Goal of this unit#

In this unit, you will learn how to design, prepare 2D CAD files and lasercut and vinyl cut them.

Class materials#

Some inspirations in Science & Design#

Assignment#

Group assignment:

  • characterize your lasercutter’s focus, power, speed, kerf, … for folding and cutting cardboard paper

Individual assignment:

  • design, lasercut, and document a kirigami (cut and folds) to make a 3D object
  • cut something on the vinyl cutter

Learning outcome#

  • Demonstrate and describe 2D design processes
  • Identify and explain processes involved in using the laser cutter.
  • Develop, evaluate and construct the 3D object made from a kirigami
  • Identify and explain processes involved in using the vinyl cutter.