Mechanical and electrical engineer William Osman has a YouTube channel, which features videos using lasers to cut gingerbread trailers, pumpkins, and meat. Now, thanks to a fan suggestion, Osman has created a laser cut sculpture of actor Vin Diesel made of ham and cheese.
After creating the appropriate molds, Osman told Munchies it took an hour to cut the meat using slicing software technology Autodesk Slicer and 30 minutes to assemble.
According to Osman, they used cheapest and largest deli meat and cheese they could find in the store. In total, the sculpture was made out of 40 slices of ham, which had to be measured out for the software program.
“I haven't had much time to play with the slicing software, but it didn't populate the ham slices very efficiently; more than half the ham was wasted,” Osman said. “You're never going to use 100 percent of the material stock, but I think it could have done better.”