Laser Cutting with Slicer for Fusion 360: Prepare your 3D model for Laser Cutting
After having selected the slicing technique that meets your needs, you are almost ready for laser cutting your model!
2.1. Assembly Simulation
Select “Assembly Steps” on the left side of the menu. This option enables you to see step by step how you will assemble the 2D parts that you will laser cut in order to create a 3D model out of them.
You can view the assembly steps in any construction technique. Though, for this
They indicate the progress of the assembly process. By clicking on the arrow, you progress one step at the time.
The procedure of the assembly of the 2D parts is dynamically changing. This means that, as you progress and you add more slices step by step, you get additional information. Depending on at what step you are, the part and the sheet that you are currently using are indicated. The pictures below show all these connected information.
2.2. Material Simulation
With “Slicer for Fusion 360” you can visualize you 3D model in three different materials, commonly used in Laser Cutting: Cardboard,
The “Cardboard” effect would look like this:
If you select “Plywood” material you will get this:
The simulation with the “Plastic” material should look like this:
- 1.1. Open your file with “Slicer for Fusion 360” software
- 1.2. Export your file to “Slicer for Fusion 360”
- 1.3. Slicing technique: “Stacked Slices”
- 1.4. Slicing technique: “Interlocked Slices”
- 1.5. Slicing technique: “Curves”
- 1.6. Slicing technique: “Radial Slices”
- 1.7. Slicing technique: “Folded Panels”