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Michelle Edgemont Design Uses Small Details To Create Big Experiences For Clients

When planning events—whether wedding celebrations or
corporate festivities—much time (and blog space) is dedicated to invitations,
decorations, entertainment, swag bags, etc. Don’t get me wrong, it’s critical
to get all those aspects right.

But what often sets one event apart from all the others can
be found in the small details—those personal touches that are a clear
indication that this particular celebration could only belong to a specific
host.

The post Adding Dimension To Social And Corporate Events appeared first on Ponoko.

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When Standard Acrylic Is Too Brittle, Use This Latest Addition

Acrylic is terrific for so many projects; that’s why it’s the number-one material for laser cutting. But as great as standard acrylic may be, sometimes it’s just too brittle for certain applications.

The solution? Impact modified acrylic, and it’s just been added to the USA catalog in 2mm thickness and to the NZ catalog in 3mm thickness.

Benefits Of Impact Modified Acrylic For Laser Cutting

We get asked all the time if polycarbonate can be laser cut.

The post Introducing Impact Modified Acrylic: The Polycarbonate Alternative appeared first on Ponoko.

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How The Comvette Project Uses Acrylic For A Seamless And Professional Finish

Look closely at the dashboard of this vintage Corvette. Now look again. Can you spot which parts were laser cut? Unless you’re a fourth generation Corvette (C4) aficionado, probably not.

And that’s by design. Wes Westhaver, a software developer
who leans toward software/hardware integration projects, says he “wanted to
build something that integrated into the car so well that only an experienced
Corvette owner would notice that it wasn’t original equipment.”

So…what is actually laser cut?

The post Spot The Laser Cut Parts In This Car appeared first on Ponoko.

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The Huia Nest Maps Out A Successful Business Through Custom Tags, Signs, Maps And More

When Sarah Silk went on maternity leave with
her second son, she wasn’t sure if she wanted to return to her corporate job in
environmental regulation, but not bringing in any income wasn’t an option. So
she began brainstorming ideas for a business she could operate from home around
her children’s schedules.

“I stumbled across laser cutting and thought I could create some really beautiful and original pieces,” Sarah says.

The post Building Brands—And A Business—Through Laser Cutting appeared first on Ponoko.

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Go to any thrift store, and you’ll find all kinds of electronic gadgetry just ripe for the picking…of parts, that is, for your next engineering project build. Or if you’re like Dmitry Pakhomenko, you might find a discarded DVD player in the street, free for the taking. That’s when he and his team at Magictale Electronics got creative about what they could build.

“We found a broken DVD player literally lying in the street,”
he says.

The post Transforming A DVD Player Into A VFD MagiClock appeared first on Ponoko.

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With Thicker Two-Color Acrylic Added To Both The NZ And USA Catalogs, You Have Even More Design Options

There’s something special about two-color acrylics. The contrast. The professional presentation. And no additional hand-finishing required. Previously only available in 1.5mm thickness, now 3.2mm black-on-white acrylic has been added to the NZ catalog and 3mm black-on-white and white-on-black acrylic to the USA catalog for even more design options.

Whether you’re making jewelry, electronics enclosures or signs,

The post Good Design: Easy As Black And White appeared first on Ponoko.

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Why Peaks On Point Chose Laser Cutting To Create Its High-Quality, Custom Topographical Maps

Timeline: December 2015. Colin Stuart needs a unique
Christmas gift for his parents, and something generic from the mall just won’t
do. So he puts on his creative cap and comes up with a plan: A laser cut
topographical map of Okanagan Lake, British Columbia, Canada, where his mom and
dad live.

It was a hit with his parents…and everyone else who saw it.

The post A Perfect Combination Of Technical And Artistic Skills appeared first on Ponoko.

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Laser Cut Templates Save Nixie Clock Maker Countless Hours

Jeremy Medow is a woodworker who is captivated by electronics and loves the union of the two. A decade ago, he began building vintage-industrial lamps as a hobby. But after leaving a very corporate job in 2012, his pastime evolved into a more fulfilling career. Today, he runs Tungsten Customs, a full-fledged fabrication shop that seamlessly fuses modern and vintage styles to produce original and made-to-order lighting,

The post Put Laser Cutting To Work For You appeared first on Ponoko.

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You’ll Love The Expanded Selection Of Maple, Oak And Walnut Just Added To The USA Catalog

When we introduced
hardwoods to the USA catalog back in
August 2018, we got great feedback. You loved them! Having the P1 size was a great
place to start for smaller products such as electronics
project boxes and jewelry, but not
having any larger dimensions was a bit of a bummer and cramped some of that
making style for grand designs.

The post Make Some Noise For Larger Hardwood Materials appeared first on Ponoko.

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Introducing Matte White Acrylic To The NZ Catalog

Acrylic is the most popular material for laser cutting for a reason—make that several! It’s super versatile; you can design anything from electronics enclosures and robots to jewelry and wedding decorations. Plus, it’s affordable, so you can keep costs low and, if you’re creating a product to sell, this means a higher profit margin.

And while we love the sleek, shiny acrylic, there’s
something really special about matte acrylic,

The post Make Sophisticated Laser Cut Parts appeared first on Ponoko.

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