[OpenSCAD] DXF for cut and engrave

nop head nop.head at gmail.com
Thu Oct 24 05:56:15 EDT 2019

The problem is a laser doesn't cut a line with zero thickness but people
pretend it does.

You can model any object a laser can produce in OpenSCAD. What is needed is
a CAM stage for lasers that creates the tool path, just as 3D printing and
milling. For some reason the CAM stage is ignored when laser cutting.

On Thu, 24 Oct 2019 at 09:39, Troberg <troberg.anders at gmail.com> wrote:

> OpenSCAD mailing list wrote
> > On Tue, Oct 22, 2019 at 11:10:03AM -0700, WillAdams via Discuss wrote:
> >>I have probably missed part of this discussion, but for me: I use
> > openscad to design a box for a project in 3D and then I lay the pieces
> > flat and send the outline to be laser-cut.
> OpenSCAD is heavily oriented towards 3D-printing, and, to some extent,
> leaves us laser cutter guys out in the cold, or at least requiring us to
> make irritating workarounds.
> For example, a line is useless in 3D-printing, but extremely useful in
> laser
> cutting (google "living hinge" for a good example).
> I really hope that considerations for laser cuttings will enter into the
> plan for OpenSCAD, it would mean a lot to us. 3D-printing is just too slow,
> has too small work area and too limited in materials available to be useful
> for me.
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