Laser cutting is available at some of the sign shops in Cambodia – where the technology is used to cut letters out of acrylic (plastic) for shop signs. However! It is also a valuable tool for quickly prototyping a design, making architecture model or saving time with repetitive tasks. You can laser cut on many types of materials – if you can find a sign shop which will let you experiment. Laser cutting technology can also be used to design many other things, such as: jewelry.
Any vector file will work – drawn at full size to cut – the cost is roughly $35 for 1 x 1 meter of material (3mm acrylic) and cutting.
Here are some of the test pieces and the file I used (3MM_ToLaserCut – PDF / Illustrator 1 x 1 meter).