Step 7: Section Model

In conclusion, I have included some pictures for your enjoyment of the section model I made for this design project. It too is a physical model made with the laser cutter. It is about 18" long  x 8" wide x 6" high. The material is white PVC Foam, called Sintra Board, bonded together using Weld-On. I then spray the entire model with white satin paint.

This model doesn't have any pictures of its construction, but it was made in the same way. I took the same 3D model and made some section planes. I then measured the resulting pieces and drew them in 2D, just like the final completed model.

<p>Please this may be an awkward question but please could you recommend the best and cheapest laser cutter for model making </p>
<p>Hello .</p><p>Do you have the Power Point Presentation of this Computer Architecture Project </p><p>Thank You</p>
Nice work! I completely love your model! :) <br /> <br />I work with laser cutting but I recently got into architectural model making using my laser. But I have been searching and searching for other materials to use rather than wood that will provide a nice elegant and finished look without having to use paint. And your model is simply brilliant! I will definetely try gray chipboard combined with linseed oil. <br /> <br />Can you recommend other materials that work just as well when cutting with laser? I'm interested in architectural model making and I'm looking forward to more architectural model making-posts from you! :)
Try these... <br /> <br />Museum Board (2 and 4 ply) <br />Strathmore (similar to Museum Board) <br />Chipboard (1,2,3,4 plys) <br />Look up a material called Sintra Board (can be thermoformed with a heat gun too) <br />Acrylic, PLexiglass works real nice as well <br />Can look up a material called Taskboard <br />PVC Foam <br />PVC Sheets (from hobby store) <br />Basswood <br />Masonite looks real nice if you linseed it, but is hard to cut <br />Cardboard will even work <br /> <br />Pretty much anything can be cut (except metal, but I have etched metals with laser) but you need to try out settings. <br />
PVC is highly toxic when laser cut. Avoid the fumes at all costs.
Very nice. I wish we'd had this when I went to college in the 70's.
Is that grey cardboard you used for your model ? Cuz it sure looks nice ! <br>Never used our lasercutter at school to make models, people in my class who use it always have a wood-like material but i think it's so ugly, prefer to use different types of cardboard to make it look good. Can u cut wathever material in lasercutters? never asked it at school.
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This would also rock for making playfields for Warhammer-type games! :D
Nice work, you can save a lot of time and trouble using the &quot;Flight of ideas&quot; plugin for sketchUp that exports faces to vector drawings, theres a instructable of the process here http://www.instructables.com/id/SketchUp-Inkscape-and-Ponoko-Laser-Cutting/
Thanks for the compliment!<br><br>I have a lot of other models which are much better, but this is the only one where I have pictures of the construction process. <br><br>One reason for going piece by piece is beacuase I am accounting for the physical material's thickness. For example: In some cases I do not need to measure the top of a beam or a face of a thick wall, since other faces when glued together will make up the thickness. <br><br>I will defenitly check out that plugin! Thanks for the heads up.<br>
Well, one of the nice things about the plugin is that u select the faces to export so u can still take decide if u need to export it :)
Oh even better. Thanks!

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