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How do I design a laser cut living hinge in MDF

Question asked by Michael Mullineux on Apr 2, 2020
Latest reply on Apr 2, 2020 by Michael Mullineux

I want to create a living hinge by laser cutting lines into MDF board. The problem I am experiencing is: When I flatten out my curved surface there is no indication of where the curved section starts and stops so I do not know where to make my cuts. I am also not sure if normal extrude cut and pattern is the best way to go about cutting the living hinge lines. 2ndly when I create the working drawing I want each cut to be a single laser pass not 3 or 4 passes per living hinge line (I dont want the laser to cut out a rectangle). any help would be appreciated.


Below is an example of the final product. I have attached my curved surfaces model just in case


Living Hinge in Wood - YouTube