I am taking an Industrial Design course, and our next project is to make a Desk Lamp.
We are required to use laser cutting to create the pieces.
I have everything I need (signed up as member, have badge access, took orientation, took laser cutting training). All I need is some recommendations for what materials to use.
I was thinking something I can buy whenever I need to, rather than something I have to ship, in case I need to make some extra cuts and pieces last minute and don’t want to risk waiting on shipping time.
My designs use mostly slot fits, so the width of the slot fit would be the thickness of the material (this makes me thing thin materials, a.k.a. sheet metal, are out).
Anyone have any suggestions on readily available materials and where to find them?
Mostly looking for wood suggestions, but acrylic is potentially fair game too.