The Laser Absorbent Panel is a digital manufacturing solution to reduce the reverberation of a room. Absorbent panels are the first acustic elements we introduce in a recording or control room.
Download this CAD v1.4.4 file and take it to a laser machine. You can find a local laser machine using the Fabhub site or the yellow pages. If you live next to a FabLab you can contact them to know when there is an open day.
Test your dimensions & material specifications. When we use .dxf files not all softwares maintain original dimensions. When original dimensions have changed we need to rescale the .dxf file to the original size. We provide a diagram so you know you are in the right track.
(Don't worry if you are not familiar with cad files, the person with the Laser Machine will know).
Other times, the boards we have, don't measure exactly the 3mm we need. In this cases it is important to rescale the .dxf file, from the 3mm to the actual size of the dmf board we have. Don't worry about having to check for every board. Usually all boards bought the same day in the same place have the same deviation.
They are designed so they can not be mounted the wrong way. If they fit, you're doing great. We recommend that you fit the pieces together while pressing them horizontally in a table. Repeated task are some times a good idea. Think of preparing frames for all the panels you can produce in a day (between 10-20).
Special attention for wall mounted panels ! check diagram under video
The latest design Laserpanel has two versions, one design for ceiling installation and another design for wall installation.
When assembling special wall installation frames, it is important that the two frame pieces with hanging support are positioned opposite of each other.
Before we start we need to prepare fabric rectangles measuring 58x58cm. In order to glue the fabric to the frames we will use a hot glue gun. First start with one corner and tighten the fabric as you move onto the other 3 corners.
Continue along the sides and seal.
Pestañitas are the small pieces which hold the box and the frames together. When attaching them with the box pieces you will feel and hear a click.
Glue one box at a time. This is important because the glue dries relatively fast. Remember you are gluing in two dimensions, all contact surfaces must have glue.
Stick the box pieces together.
Glue the top edge for comfort. Remember all contact surfaces must have glue.
Align the pieces and press with care.
Start cutting Rockwool rectangles measuring 58x58cm.
Then insert gently the rockwool (or fiberglass) into the box and remove the excess material.
Repeat step 5, make sure the rockwool is not too tight.
Now you should have your very first Laser Absorbent Panel in your hands. I hope it looks great, but don't worry if it's not perfect. You will do it better with the next ones now that you know the process.
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