Lasers always sound so cool when you hear about them, and rightfully so. What was only science fiction so many years ago is now actually something that exists in our current reality, and it became possible because scientists and great minds during our generation decided to do their research and also explore science so greatly that they figured out how to actually employ lasers in every day situations and in industrial applications.
One application in which lasers are used are in cutting and welding steel. So I’m sure that with me saying that, quite a lot of you have actually figured out that there are in fact many different things that can be accomplished using steel and lasers. Well, one project I’ve been able to work on recently was to work on an outdoor gym. One of my favourite things in that project was creating the outdoor gym steel frames using lasers.
Laser Cutter Machines – How its Made
Lasers have truly revolutionised the process of cutting and welding metal! Even my dad would tell you that things have become so much easier with all this newfangled equipment and technology. Even though my father is actually quite ‘old school’ when it comes to the way in which he does things, he will admit that the lasers have greatly improved the process and made everything so much easier.
So what did we actually do when we were building the gym with the use of our lasers?
Preparing The Steel Frames
One of the most important things that we had to do of course was to build the outdoor equipment in themselves. Since the gym would be exposed to the elements, metal was the best option in order to make sure that the ‘machines’ and equipment would last a long time. So of course, once we got the plans for the equipment and figured out how we had to do them, we began to cut the steel frames and weld them.
Cutting The Parts That Go in The Equipment
Of course steel frames are just that…frames! And they aren’t really much use until the parts that need to go into them are installed, and the machines and equipment assembled for use. We actually used lasers to cut the parts such as foot pedals, seats, and so on out of metal, and also to put the parts together in order to form a part that came together in different pieces.
Putting Everything Together
We then of course assembled all the parts so that the machines/equipment were put together. This sometimes required lasers, sometimes not. Once everything was assembled it was all primed, painted, and weather-sealed as well as rust proofed. Then we brought the equipment out to the site and put everything there–and there you have it, we built an outdoor gym!
It’s become such a fun thing for me to do that I have spent quite a lot of time at that park just so I could use the outdoor gym. But who knows, maybe someday on my off hours I can build a gym for me too. I just need space to put it in!