Laser Forming Origami: Hands-Free Folding In A Laser Cutter
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Gabriel is a research scientist at the US Army Research Laboratory.

                       

Laser Forming Origami: Hands-Free Folding In A Laser Cutter

While we see the world in three dimensions and expect nothing less from the products we use, the reality is that manufacturing is far easier in two dimensions.  Laser cutters are no exception.  Once a costly machining tool found only in industrial machine shops and laboratories, recent advancements in control have reduced prices to bring them to the casual user or hobbyist. Laser cutters are typically designed to cut 2D parts from a single 2D sheet of material. Adding this...

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