Awards & Engraving

2019 Custom Gift Annual

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A&E MID-MAY 2019 • 35 STEPS: 1 Set Parameters and Cut Mild Steel: When cutting metal, laser focus is an important aspect. As the mild steel is cut, it heats up and tends to move around. If using a Kern (like we did for this project), the automatic height follower maintains a consistent focus point over the entire sheet. 2 Form Metal: This custom cage and base are bent using a folding table. No welding was required. 3 Cut and Engrave Acrylic: Lasers are popular tools when processing acrylic. 4 Blacken Steel: A chemical pro- cess used applied to the steel, giving it a blackened look. 5 Assemble: The only fasteners used on this project are deco- rative brass acorn cap nuts. A&E Step One. Step Two. Step Five. A&E MID-MAY 2019 • 35 Step Three.

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