Problems with current laser cutting systems
Laser cutting controls usually separate the operator from the work surface, which results in cutting errors and time wasted with difficult preparation before cutting.
VAL: Visually Augmented Laser cutting process reduces errors while cutting by projecting the shape to be cut directly onto the material
The designer is guided by visual prompts to place the material to be cut
The visualization of the shape to be cut can be controlled by a mouse, AR marker as shown below, or through a mobile app
The shape to be cut is repositioned by the designer in direct contact with the material, enabling the designer to quickly place and cut on materials–even on scrap materials.
Winge, Kristoffer; Haugaard, Rune; Merritt, Tim, “VAL: Visually Augmented Laser cutting to enhance and support creativity,” Mixed and Augmented Reality – Media, Art, Social Science, Humanities and Design (IMSAR-MASH’D), 2014 IEEE International Symposium on , vol., no., pp.31,34, 10-12 Sept. 2014
For more information, please contact Tim Merritt at email@example.com