Plywood Living Hinge Design for Laser Cutters

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Plywood Living Hinge Design for Laser Cutters

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]


5 thoughts on “Plywood Living Hinge Design for Laser Cutters

  1. TotalMonkey says:

    Super sweet!

  2. 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?

  3. Pim Hansen says:

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

  4. Harry Thorpe says:

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

  5. Janio Bermúdez says:

    esto esta fenomenal

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