Hatch Fill – 3D Shapes With A 2D Laser Cutter

If you are familiar with using a CNC laser cutter, you know that typically you have two modes: vector and raster. Which basically means cut and engrave. What if you wanted to create an area that was sunken but not cut all the way through? Dallas Makerspace member Haley Moore (toenolla) wrote up a short blog post about a trick that allows you to cut IN 3D.

While this won’t turn your laser cutter into a 3D printer, it is a neat hack that allows you to do more with a CNC laser.

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