October 2012 Archives

s.phy.180.76 by Casey Mahon

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The project s.phy.180.76 created by Casey Mahon found on Behance is a great project not only for the beautiful three dimensional light fixture created but also for the technical qualities of its redesign.

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This project shows yet another way the laser cutter can be used to create things that go beyond the two dimensional with the exploiting the bendable nature of certain woods via the the use of smaller cut out pieces and pivoting fasteners.

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Whats also interesting is how Casey took previous plans for an earlier version and was able to make his redesign more efficient in terms of reducing cut time, number of unique parts and reducing assembly time (2 hours cutting/4 hours assembly vs. 47mins cutting/1 hour assembly).

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Redesigning LED Packaging by Bryant Lee

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Redesigning LED Packaging is Bryant Lee's Senior Thesis at the School of Art & Design at the University of Michigan and is a project featured on The Die Line.

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Bryant utilized the laser cutter to create different design iterations for the packaging, some of which can be seen in the image below.

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Ultimately the final design utilized laser cutting perforation to create a collapsible structure that was used for protective padding and perforation to create a hexagonal prism for the outer packaging container. This project illustrates the importance of revision iterations in the design process.

The Fox with the Golden Fur

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Ultra Creative has designed this wonderful piece of packaging that includes some whimsical use of the laser cutter.

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The Fox with the Golden Fur, as blogged about by The Die Line, is a creative set of packaging for a box of four chocolate bars and accompanying story book.

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The imagery on the wrappers of the chocolate bars interacts with the laser cut vignettes and as you pull out the chocolate bars the wrappers and the vignettes correspond to the progression of the short story that comes in the box.

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