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    These are my testers for a project I'm working on using processed lunch meats etched with a laser cutter. Ultimately, I would like to show the entire process from animal to ambiguous pink slice of meat over the course of a package of lunch meat, beginning here with bologna. This neat packaged disc of food has always seemed so far removed from its source.

    devojane, chrisglass, Scott Riley, and 9 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. Joey Harrison 76 months ago | reply

      I didn't know you could etch bologna with a laser cutter. Hope that doesn't void your warranty ;-)

    2. mleak 76 months ago | reply

      Heh. Fortunately for me, it's the university's cutter! But just imagine how many strange materials students must stick in there.

    3. Scott Riley 75 months ago | reply

      your a genius

    4. kborkey 75 months ago | reply

      Does Joey mean on the bologna or laser cutter?

    5. Lord Inquisitor 75 months ago | reply

      does it affect the taste?

      what power and speed you use love to give this a go myself.

    6. mleak 75 months ago | reply

      Ha, I honestly don't know -- I'm not sure I could eat that stuff if my life depended on it ;) But I would guess so -- I didn't taste it, but the bread I etched had a pretty distinctive smell, like a foul mix between toast and laser. As for the settings, with the meat the speed was 50 and power 75.

    7. bird_flew 75 months ago | reply

      this is a fantastic idea!

    8. spydrbyter 74 months ago | reply

      seriously cool.

    9. Gomez Addams 67 months ago | reply

      If you don't want it charred, and are having trouble getting a good result via power and speed, you might also try moving the table slightly out of focus.

    10. Damien James 60 months ago | reply

      This is fantastic, brilliant work. Have you ever shown it anywhere?

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