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17 Inspiring Ideas for Laser Cut Metal Projects

17 Inspiring Ideas for Laser Cut Metal Projects

Laser cut metal is more than a go to for metal fabricators and machine shops. It can be used for almost anything - from guitar pics, to cake toppers, to aircraft dashboards and everything in between.
Laser Cutting vs Laser Etching

Laser Cutting vs Laser Etching

Laser cutting and laser etching are two separate processes, done on separate machines. Learn the differences and file requirements for each.
Overlapping/Connected Lines and Shapes

Overlapping/Connected Lines and Shapes

When cutting with the laser, two objects cannot share the same line. Similarly, two lines cannot intersect. Learn how to identify and fix these two issues.
Finding and Fixing Open Contours

Finding and Fixing Open Contours

Learn how to identify and fix open contours (broken geometry) in your designs for the laser-cutter.
Creating Bridges for Nested Shapes

Creating Bridges for Nested Shapes

Don't lose critical parts of your design! In this tutorial we'll teach you how to add bridges to nested shapes.
The Complete Metals Guide: Find the Perfect Material for Your Laser Cut Metal Project

The Complete Metals Guide: Find the Perfect Material for Your Laser Cut Metal Project

Trying to choose the best metal for your project? If you lack a degree in metallurgy, civil engineering, or chemistry, don’t fret. This handy metals guide will give you all the info you need to make a confident decision.
8 Weird Problems Solved with Laser Cut Metal Parts

8 Weird Problems Solved with Laser Cut Metal Parts

Would you ever guess that laser cut metal was used to make a bouquet of flowers? A panel for a stairway railing? Or even a stapler used in heart surgery? Believe it or not, laser cut metal was used in these projects and in dozens of other surprising scenarios.
Merging and Welding Shapes in Inkscape

Merging and Welding Shapes in Inkscape

In this tutorial we'll show you how to combine, unite and exclude your objects in Inkscape.

Welding and Merging Shapes in Illustrator

Welding and Merging Shapes in Illustrator

In this tutorial we'll show you how to merge, weld and exclude your objects in Illustrator.