Computer-Controlled Cutting

tools
    knife
       Roland Zund Othercutter ultrasonic
    print and cut
       Roland
    laser
       Epilog Universal Trotec GCC
       Full Spectrum Lasersaur
       3D FabLight Oxford PHAROS
    plasma
       Forest Scientific Torchmate
    waterjet
       OMAX Flow WAZER
    hot wire
       FROGWire Hotwire MTM
    wire EDM
       Sodick MTM

CAD
   Inkscape extensions video
   Rhino Grasshopper video
   Blender Sverchok geometry nodes
   FreeCAD Sketcher LCInterlocking video
   Fusion 360 Slicer
   SolidWorks xDesign
   Onshape Kiri:Moto
   Cuttle
   Kyub Pepakura VisiCut flatfab ExactFlat
   mods

CAM
   printer drivers
   Inkcut
   mods community project
   Deepnest

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

lasercutter
   applications
      marking, engraving
         raster
         vector
      screen printing
         halftone holes path app
      press-fit construction
         joints.FCStd joints.png
         GIK GIK.FCStd video
         types
         clearance
         parametric design
         parameter testing
      living hinges, flexures, mechanisms
      MEMS
  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
      lifetime
      CO2 (10.6 u)
      fiber (1-2 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
      passes
   airflow
      assist
      exhaust
      filter
   kerf
   safety
      classes
      venting
      airflow
      outgassing
      cleaning optics
      supervision
      fires
   materials
      cardboard
         Edge Crush Test (ECT) 44
         orientation
      wood custom
      PMMA/acrylic/plexiglass/perspex/lucite glue bend fold
      POM/delrin/acetal
      fabric
      pasta
      PVC flame test
      [polycarbonate]
      [metal] CerMark
   settings
      focus
      power
      speed
      rate
      coordinate system, origin
      vector, raster

assignment
   group assignment:
      characterize your lasercutter's focus, power, speed, rate, 
         kerf, joint clearance and types 
   individual assignment:
      cut something on the vinylcutter
      design, lasercut, and document a parametric construction kit,
         accounting for the lasercutter kerf,
         which can be assembled in multiple ways,
         and for extra credit include elements that aren't flat