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LaserOrigami is a rapid prototyping system that produces 3D objects using a laser cutter. LaserOrigami is substantially faster than traditional 3D fabrication techniques such as 3D printing and unlike traditional laser cutting the resulting 3D objects require no manual assembly.

The key idea behind LaserOrigami is that it achieves three-dimensionality by folding and stretching the workpiece, rather than by placing joints, thereby eliminating the need for manual assembly. LaserOrigami achieves this by heating up selected regions of the workpiece until they become compliant and bend down under the force of gravity.
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That is incredible!
I also like the fact that they're using Microsoft Word for the design process
 

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That's definitely a different approach. I wouldn't really call it 3D printing though...more like CNC sheet working. You're limited to sheet working but there is a huge market for that and it's usually done manually. It looks like controlling the Tg is the only part that leaves room for some error.
 

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Eh... it's like folded sheet metal, but without the metal (for now). This isn't better than 3d printing because it cannot produce the same range of objects. Still kinda neat
 

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Originally Posted by MotO View Post

That's definitely a different approach. I wouldn't really call it 3D printing though...more like CNC sheet working. You're limited to sheet working but there is a huge market for that and it's usually done manually. It looks like controlling the Tg is the only part that leaves room for some error.
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