Nice lamp by like butter seen @ponoko

Nice lamp CNC plasma cut but we could a similar thing on the router. Seen @ ponoko

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Melbourne Duo Cutting Some Fine Forms

Jem Selig Freeman is responsible for this smooth incarnation of the humble articulated lamp. The neat geometry and targeted symmetry of this design results in a friendly retro-robotic feel that is brimming with personality.

We wouldn???t expect anything less from a company that specialises in things that other fabrication businesses won???t touch.

The Light MKI is an example of the offerings from Melbourne-based studio Like Butter, where Jem teams up with Laura Woodward to run a plasma cutter dubbed The Mighty Plasmatron.

Like Butter can also carve up a storm with their CNC router, the very same machine that engraved This is: a trivet for local designer Bonnie So.

Looking at the Light MKI, I wonder whether a swivel base mechanism could be introduced that follows the same structural format being used in the arm joints. Even so, it is great to see that it is still possible for designers to come up with refreshing iterations almost 80 years since George Carwardine first thought up the Anglepoise Lamp.

I???m also fond of the Light Painting technique used in some of Jem???s photography. Be sure to check out the Like Butter website to see what else these guys get up to.

Source: Broadsheet Melbourne (!print link)

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Cut 1mm Plastic With a 1 Watt Laser

Very cool work going on over @reprap using low power lasers for cutting seen @ponoko

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Cut 1mm Plastic With a 1 Watt Laser

Using a laser like a saw to cut thicker material.

Peter from the RepRap Builders blog has come up with a clever way to cut thicker material with a weaker laser. His experimental laser cutter moves the focus of the laser up and down in a saw-like motion.

In a typical laser cutter the laser moves on a flat plane. It can move side to side in any direction, but it does not move up and down. But why would it need to since laser cutters cut flat sheets of material? What you may not know is that the laser is cone-shaped, not straight and cylindrical. This means that there is a particular point, the focal distance, where the laser is the most powerful. Read the How does laser-cutting work? FAQ for more details.

Typical laser cutters use a 20-100 Watt laser, which is powerful enough to cut even when material is not exactly at the focal point. Peter???s laser uses a 1 Watt laser that can cut 1mm thick plastic, albeit slowly, by moving the most powerful part of the laser up and down through the thickness of the material.

This idea could help make cheap, widely available laser cutters a reality in the same way as projects like RepRap and Makerbot have dramatically reduced the cost of basic 3D printers. Read our pricing guide of inexpensive 3D printers for more information. Remember that three of them are available through Ponoko.

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Hylozoic Ground by Philip Beesley

Would love to see this installation. A synthetic environment that creates it’s own Eco system man the future really is now seen @dezeen 

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Hylozoic Ground by Philip Beesley

Hylozoic Ground by Philip Beesley

Venice Architecture Biennale 2010: Toronto architect Philip Beesley has installed a forest of acrylic fronds that move as though breathing inside the Canada pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale, which opens this week.  <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/2010/08/27/hylozoic-ground-by-philip-beesley/ Continue reading

AutoCAD 2010 Adds 3D Printing Command

Ok so there is a stl export out of AutoCAD now, that is nice but also raises the question why you want to model in 3d in AutoCAD?
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AutoCAD 2010 Adds 3D Printing Command

built in 3D printing support

It???s not the latest news, but just wanted to share a quick video that demonstrates the 3D Printing support feature integrated into AutoCAD 2010. The 3D Print command gives you a high-quality STL file, a Help window for setting up your file for a 3D printing service, and an auto-launched browser window with links to 3D printing services. Read the Autodesk guide HERE.

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Object Creative: reDoor

This is a great ides. All you need is a trip to the re-store, a CAD file, some time on the CNC, and you too can have super cool doors.  Seen @ponoko.  http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/Ponoko/~3/ripcJrRISeg/

Object Creative: reDoor

CNC Carves Out New Life for Old Doors

From Emerald City (that???d be Seattle, WA) comes this interesting use of digital manufacturing technology to give a new lease on life to reclaimed timber doors.

Husband and wife team Jonah and Mackenzie Griffith together form Object Creative, a design house that specialises in bringing humour and simplicity to fully functional design.

The reDoor project takes traditional domestic doors that have been reclaimed through salvage, and extends their lifecycle. The magic happens when a CNC router is used to cut designs and patterns into the wooden doors. A little lacquer and a lick of paint later, and you have a portal that is sure to be the envy of all your neighbours.

There???s a touch of the mesmerising look we saw with smArchitecture here, although this time around it is much more accessible to everyday folk like you and me.

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