Sunday, August 14, 2016

LASER 101: Learning the Basics of Laser Cut Jewelry Design

Making laser-cut jewelry, or rather laser-cut anything is a beautiful + careful + mysterious + intriguing process that I am so happy and grateful to be a part of. These past few weeks have been amazing journey, learning alongside my students at Catylator Makerspace what the VLS4.60 laser can do.

The VLS4.60 has three main functions - cutting, scoring and etching. The machine works by directing a high powered beam of light at an object and vaporizing the selected areas away, leaving a clean-cut finished edge or a detailed surface image.

Catylator founder Stephen Morris prepping the machine for the first batch of etched beauties during our Laser-Cut Jewelry Demonstration & Workshop (June 2016)

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