Using laser cutting for digital sculpture

Cutting layer after layer after layer . . .

Digital fabrication is usually at its best and most impressive when used for something more complex than could be practically produced any other way. Laser cutting can achieve any level of detail and complexity, limited only by the material being cut.

This sculpture, “Foundation Stone,” by Mitchell Biggio, is one such example. Cutting out each layer by hand would require an inordinate amount of time, not to mention the sheer monotony of it. Biggion made this piece as part of a Computer Modeling for Sculpture Projects class at SCAD. Be sure to check out the class blog for some other fascinating projects.

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