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Tardis : Laser cut cardboard version

by t4obrien Oct 12, 2011
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If you don't have access to a laser cutter, you might want to look up one of your local corrugated board suppliers or a box manufacturer. Most plants have a designer on staff with a cutting table. A cutting table can cut from DXF files with minor conversion, or directly from an HPG or ACS file. If the designer is a bit of geek (very likely), he or she may cut it for you for free from scrap stock if you let them use the file how they want.

Also, it's called "corrugated board", "corrugated paperboard" or just "corrugated" when it has the liner paper(s) combined with a fluted or corrugated paper.



Can I have the file as a DXF??? I cant get our Laser to recognise the file or convert it.

I'm working on developing a comprehensive gingerbread laser cutting guide, and i'd love to use this design for a lasercut gingerbread tardis.

What laser cutter do you use?

I'm at the Entrepreneur Initiative 'Garage' at NC State, and we have a universal laser systems VLS6.60 cutter. It's great, and very similar to the epilogs I've used in the past.

We just so happen to have a laser cutter on campus! I will have to do this for sure and let you know how it goes.

Post pictures too! I'll do another version eventually for wood / acrylic, I just don't have any right now..

Don't have access to a LASER cutter, but I've been dying to dress up my server racks so that they look like a TARDIS. Any ideas?