Acrylic is a fantastic material to create intricate designs. With a Laser Cutter, you can cut

Acrylic is a fantastic material to create intricate designs. With a Laser Cutter, you can cut any 2D design you want! In this article, we explain the process of creating a vectorial design and share a few hints to simplify the intricate process of laser cutting acrylic. First thing’s first: Before getting into laser cutting acrylic, it’s important to understand what a laser cutting machine is and how it works. A laser cutting machine is a device that uses a beam of radiation to cut, fuse, connect, and evaporate materials. It’s a technology centered around high speed and precision. A typical laser cutter connects a computer and works in the X and Y axes. (In other words, it’s a bidimensional machine.) The computer controls the laser (power, frequency, speed). Other aspects — like table setup, lenses and focus, exhaust, gas, and material preparation — must be done manually. All these variables can influence the quality of the laser cut. With the acrylic sheet in place, the laser will vaporize the solid material, creating a thin, smooth, and glossy surface with extreme precision. To laser cut, it’s important to have a good vector model. This model is comparable to a drawing with a ...

“Hats are radical; but only people that wear hats understand that,” said London-based milliner Philip Treacy.

“Hats are radical; but only people that wear hats understand that,” said London-based milliner Philip Treacy. And perhaps nowhere were people more radical than on the catwalks of the Autumn/Winter 19 shows, where designers from all four fashion cities chose millinery as a medium to heighten their collections and channel various political views. From the pristine-cream, silk ribboned Andulasian boaters at Alberta Ferretti to the leather skull caps at Louis Vuitton, and from the mouse-eared chapeaux in pastel blues at Loewe to the exaggerated herringbone tweed fedoras at Chanel, there was lots to say. One of the most common styles of the season was the Baker Boy, an evolution of the flat cap first popularised by the working classes of Italy and Britain in the 1910s and ’20s. British-born designer Margaret Howell has long used the cap to underline her utilitarian worker aesthetic. This season she paired a classic black wool version with schoolboy blazers, plus-four trousers and easy-to-wear cable sweaters in navy and cream. The Baker Boy was a symbol of hope at Michael Kors. The show, which was staged at the Cipriani, just off Wall Street, New York, transported guests to the late S...

99 Smart Gifts Under $25 For People When You Don’t Know What To Give

One of the hardest parts of buying smart gifts on Amazon often starts before you open up your browser — it’s brainstorming exactly what to get for all the people in your life. Sure, you might think your ideas are creative at first, but then you realize you ended up buying your sister-in-law socks for three years in a row. Of course, the other tricky part is finding unique products you can actually afford. Luckily, for everybody out there who has trouble coming up with unique gifts that won’t break the bank, Amazon’s most genius gifts come in at $25 (and often well under that). They span all categories — think home, beauty, wellness, tech, kitchen, and organizational products — which means you can definitely find something for anyone you need to buy a gift for. And the best part isn’t even that all the gifts have been compiled into one simple slideshow — it’s that these products are great for people of all ages. Whether you’re buying gifts for grandparents, significant others, siblings, or even distant cousins, Amazon has awesome products that’ll please even the pickiest gift-receivers. Get ready to check everyone off your list: these ar...

Global and China Automotive Radiator Markets 2019-2023: Global Auto Parts Market Promotes the Export of China-Made Automotive Radiators

The “Research Report on Global and China’s Automotive Radiator Industries, 2019-2023″ report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering. The automotive radiator is one of the most important parts of the automotive engine cooling system. Its performance directly influences the heat dissipation and dynamic performance of the automotive engine, reliability and even driving safety. With the expansion of global new energy vehicle market, the radiators for new energy vehicles are growing rapidly in both number and market size. In the context of economic globalization and fierce competition in the automotive industry, to minimize production costs and enhance international competitiveness, the world’s major automakers have been accustomed to purchasing parts worldwide. Since China joined the WTO, China’s automotive radiator industry has been growing rapidly. On one hand, the steady growth of global automotive parts market promotes the export of China-made automotive radiators. On the other hand, the fast development of China’s automotive industry boosts the demand for automotive radiators. China had been the world’s largest automo...

We stock a large range of wakeboard fins and spares from top brands including Mystic, Ronix,

We stock a large range of wakeboard fins and spares from top brands including Mystic, Ronix, Slingshot and Mr Zogs. The spares that we stock range from air fresheners to wakeboard handles to fast track hardware kit for all your wakeboard needs because here at S2AS we know there’s nothing worse than something breaking on your wakeboard just before a session. All of the spares and fins that we stock are very high quality and certain spares such as the Ronix handles come in a variety of colours and styles to satisfy anyone’s taste. If you have any questions about the wakeboard fins and spares that we stock please don’t hesitate to contact us on 01202 738448.  24 Color Foamy Clay Surface2Air Sports, 14-16 Station Road, Ashley Cross, Lower Parkstone, Poole, Dorset, BH14 8UB United Kingdom Bespoke ecommerce website by .st0 { fill: none; } .st1 { fill: #951010; } .st2 { font-family: ‘Machiarge’; } .st3 { font-size: 42px; width: 113px; height: 24px; } Remarkable.net A date has not been selected for this lesson. If you would like to select a date, choose cancel and select from the calendar. Otherwise continue with the booking, and contact us on (01202) 738 ...

If you ever come home from the antique market with a new lamp base sans lampshade,

If you ever come home from the antique market with a new lamp base sans lampshade, take heed of this golden rule before rushing out to grab any old covering. For one, lampshades come in a variety of shapes (empire, square, drum, oval) and an overwhelming range of sizes. Thankfully, the golden rule is actually an equation of measurements that will point you to the perfect lampshade to match your newfound lamp. First, measure the base and height of your lamp. The shade should be twice as wide as the lamp base, and one third of the total height of the lamp. So for a 6-inch lamp base, the shade should be at least 12 inches wide. And if the total height of the lamp (including the bulb and harp) is 24 inches, the shade should be 8 inches tall. If you prefer to follow rules with a visual aid, watch this video and never come home with the wrong lampshade again. Our website, archdigest.com, offers constant original coverage of the interior design and architecture worlds, new shops and products, travel destinations, art and cultural events, celebrity style, and high-end real estate as well as access to print features and images from the AD archives. © 2019 Condé Nast. All rights reserved...

ABB releases UNITROL 1000 series of excitation solutions

August 7, 2019 – ABB is delivering excitation solutions designed to ensure early compliance with European regulations, connect grid networks and support stable operations. ABB’s UNITROL 1000 series is an excitation product that is fully compliant with the European grid code pioneered in Germany.  Compliance of ABB UNITROL 1000 devices to the German grid code (VDE-AR-N 4110 and VDE-AR-N 4120) has been validated by the TÜV NORD certification body. The European grid codes are a set of rules that harmonize, integrate and improve efficiencies across the electricity market. They are a key system put in place to help the EU achieve its energy objectives and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by increasing renewable energy share and energy savings. The regulations strengthen rules for connecting plants to grid networks, in response to an increasing number of distributed renewable assets, such as wind farms and photovoltaic plants, overloaded grids and integrated E-mobility. Excitation systems are a key component in many power generating units used by plant owners and operators to achieve reliability with operations, stability and transient response of their assets, as per grid requir...