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Laser Cut Calliper Business Card

by jamaicasdarlin Jul 16, 2009
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I made a few tonight, and actually took the time to make a reasonable color settings file for the epilog. I can't, for the life of me, figure out where all the bits, go, though. :-P

:-[ ha sorry about that, I'm trying to figure out a more intuitive form of instructions. But I've gone ahead and uploaded a labeled version of the file. The callipers are assembled in 3 layers, with "Layer 1" being the bottom most layer. The little rectangular pieces labeled "Slots" fit into their respective slots through all 3 layers.

I hope that makes some sense. When I have access to something better than my iPhone I'll take some clearer pictures, complete with some assembly pics. Unfortunately even with a makeshift macro lens, the 3G's macro is pretty sad as you can see.

It does make sense, I just couldn't fit the pieces in... I might have slightly thicker acrylic, not sure. I'm gonna give it a try in a bit here with the pics. Thanks!

I've modified the 007 file slots, and reduced their little friction fit "bumps", that should hopefully work with slightly thicker material. I wonder if there are differences in the laser's kerf, I'd tweaked the file so that it would be a pretty tight friction fit on my laser.

Yeah, something's up. Tight friction fit isn't what I'm seeing. I busted out the files and got it together, but it's really tight. At least it moves.

It's also possible I have the laser settings to high on the cuts... I'm seeing some slag'd edges. I'll have to double check my notes, I may have been going off of settings I calibrated for 6mm acrylic. If I had cleaner cuts it might go together better.

I wonder, you might even try running the blue, red and magenta layers once or twice. Or on a high power setting with high PPI. If this increases the kerf size slightly, it should give you a bit more clearance.

There should only be friction on the slots/tabs themselves.

I like! Perhaps when we finally get a reprap to print PCB we could make a digital display as part of the surface . . . . ;).

Can't wait ;) Till then, there's still the dial version to work on :)