Hi Joel, Thanks for your kind comments.
The machine is a Cricut Maker. It’s a U.S. brand made in China. It is a computer-controlled knife crafting machine, basically. It can cut up to 2mm thick material like cardboard. I have cut 1mm styrene sheet with it, but I haven’t got it to cut completely through yet. I still have to snap the pieces out of the sheet. You can get different blades for it and one of them is mechanically rotated as it moves around the work. The others are all dragged around so the corners are not as precise. Being a blade cutter, the edges of thicker styrene cuts do have a slightly bevelled edge.
I was mucking around with a hobby-grade laser cutter before this but the results were even worse, with melted, rounded edges. I can use this Cricut machine inside the house. Bonus! It’s pretty quiet, too. U bit like a laser printer.
The pics so-far in this build are using 0.5mm cardboard as a mockup for size, fit and accuracy. I will show the styrene cuts as I make them.