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Another cool technique for your bag of CNC panel-cutting tricks.  The booklets and photos shown here are from the Dutch firm Snijlab lasersnijden (which, obviously, translates as “Snijlab Laser Ninjas”).   The method is kind of like kerf-bending, but the cuts go all the way through the substrate. [via Boingsy Boing]


Sean Michael Ragan

I am descended from 5,000 generations of tool-using primates. Also, I went to college and stuff. I write for MAKE, serve as Technical Editor for MAKE magazine, and develop original DIY content for Make: Projects.



  1. Roy Jacobsen says:

    How well would that hold up under daily use? I know that there’s metal fatigue–or perhaps more properly, work hardening. Is there such a thing as wood fatigue?

  2. Pim Hansen says:

    “(which, obviously, translates as “Snijlab Laser Ninjas”)” Not quite; Snijlab lasersnijden would be Cutlab lasercutting when literally translated. Lovely cuts though. :)

  3. Harry Thorpe says:

    what does the cut drawing look like and also it would be nice if there was a dxf file available

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