Computer-Controlled Cutting


tools
    knife
    laser
    waterjet
    hot wire
    wire EDM

CAM
   printer drivers
   fab modules

vinylcutter
   applications
      signs
      pop-up cards, books
      screen printing
      flex, multi-layer circuits
      antennas
   materials
      knives
      vinyl
      masking tape
      transfer adhesive
      copper
      epoxy film
      (carpet tape)
      (sandblast stencil)
   settings
      force
      speed
      cut depth
      temperature, humidity, ...
   rollers, feeding
   weeding
      adhesion
      lift vs shear

lasercutter
   applications
      marking, engraving
         raster
         vector
            grayscale, svg, path, png, path
      screen printing
         halftone holes path
      press-fit construction
         stick-slip, bistability
         clearance
         chamfer
         parametric design
         GIK gik.cad gik.math gik.png gik.fab
      flexures, mechanisms, joints
  Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation
      state diagram
      population inversion
      gain medium
      lasing threshold
      output coupling
      beam mode, profile, waist
      diffraction limit
   gain medium
      CO2 (10.6 u)
      InGaAsP (1-2 u)
      AlGaAs (600-900 nm)
      Nd:YAG (1064, 532 nm)
      Ti:sapphire (650-1100 nm)
      excimer (100-300 nm)
   cutting mechanisms
      burning
      melting
      evaporation
      ablation
   airflow
      assist
      exhaust
      filter
   kerf
   models
      Epilog
      Universal
      GCC
      Trotec
      Full Spectrum
      Lasersaur
      Coherent/Beam
      Resonetics
      KM Labs
   safety
      Class 1
      venting
      cleaning optics
      supervision
      air/gas flow
      fires
   materials
      cardboard
         Edge Crush Test (ECT) 44
      wood
      acrylic
      [polycarbonate]
      [metal]
      PVC
      flame test
   settings
      power
      speed
      rate
      coordinate system, origin
      vector, raster

assignment
   design, make, and document a press-fit construction kit