Laser-Cutting a Gear

This 23 tooth gear is from the Press-Ups model that I’m working on at the moment. I’ve videoed the cutting process through the lid of the laser cutter before now but this time I decided to try placing a GoPro camera closer to the actual cut

The tiny camera fit really nicely on the cutting bad and recorded the cutting action with no problems.

Here are the five parts that make up the 23 tooth gear. Notice the < shaped cut on the two outer rings and the centre piece. That’s there so that I can line up the parts in exactly the same way that they are cut. 

Glued and clamped.

Ready to go.