Laser Last Week – 02-05-12

Welcome to Laser Last Week where we explore some of the new information being published around the web dealing with laser engraving and assorted services.  I focus on the unique and remarkable, not the mass produced commodity.  This week was sparse with only 7 entries. If you have found any that I have missed, please let me know in the comments.  Enjoy.

Laser Last Week Links

02-05-12 – Custom Valentine Candy – Laser Cut Trial 1 – Make it UrzMake it Urz did a great job experimenting on laser cut hard candy.  The candy did not turn out great, but it was really interesting that they tried.

02-06-12 – SWAROVSKI GEMS™ creates record spiral shell – DiamondWorld.net – Interesting artistic creating made with 28,000 pieces of Swarovski Zirconia.  Each of the 28,000 stones have a microscopic laser engraving of “Swarovski Zirconia”.  What an interesting application of laser engraving.

02-07-12 – Dollar Art by Scott Campbell – OtherFocus.com – Scott Campbell is an amazing artist that does tattoo work and, apparently, laser cut dollar bills.  It is hard to describe his artwork in any words but amazing.  Check out his website, ScottCampbellTattoo.com, for more of his art.  Truly amazing.  Check out the first few entries under Art and see what he did with egg shells.  Again, words can’t describe how amazing.

02-08-12 – New business cards by Mackey Saturday – Dribbble.com – Very interesting business cards made with printed paper on one side and laser engraved wood veneer on the other.  Very cool cards.

02-09-12 – Air Jordans 2012 UNC PE’s – NikeBlog.com – New shoes for the Tar Heels of North Carolina.  Personalized with laser engraving for each player.

02-10-12 – Get Woodworking Cub Scouts – UppercutWoodWorks.com – Interesting piece on a guy making awards for a local Cub Scout pack utilizing a laser at a local Create:Space.  Has a video as well.

02-11-12 – Customize your Galaxy Nexus door with this IndieGoGo laser etching project – short article about a Kickstarter-like project that will get you a custom laser engraved battery cover for your Galaxy Nexus with a $30 contribution. Not sure if this is the best use of a crowd sourcing website, but that is just my opinion.

I hope you learned something about laser engraving today and how it can be used.  What was your favorite link?  Leave a comment and let me know.

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