Designing for Laser Cutting - Lessons from 10 years of

Florian Festi

Playlists: 'iger-2023' videos starting here / audio

Laser cutters are quick, precise and easy to use. Being 2D is what
makes them so easy to use but creates challenges on how to create
truely 3D objects from flat parts.

This talk will discuss common design challenges and show solutions found in and else where. We will looks at this mainly from a plywood POV but many point apply to other materials also.

The talk will cover wood and especially plywood as a building material and general tropes like finger joints, flex cut, flat dove tail joints, gears, integral springs and flexures. It will also go into general design principles like strength and stiffness and how to apply them in your own creations.