kerf

Kerf explanation

This picture shows the relation between 0.01 cut lines in your software and what remains after cutting the pieces by laser cutter. You can measure tabs and slots width and height in your software and check for correctness.

Kerfs, Tabs and Holes w/ MakerCase

CaseMaker.com is a nice tool to make boxes with, but the settings has to be right.
I have been experimenting with CaseMaker, and how to find the perfect kurf for a 3 mm acrylic box.
This is my findings.

KERF:

Kerf measurement

Når man skærer på lasercutteren, er det nogle gange nødvendigt at laserens kerf dvs. tykkelsen af det den brænder væk f.eks. når man skal lave en tabbed box.

Kerf'en afhænger af laserens fokus og materiales egenskaber.

Her er en metode til at måle og beregne kerf'en.

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