Carbon Fiber Alien Head Tag with Fire Eyes
This alien head is larger than the solid glow alien heads. Those are 25mm tall and 22mm wide. This one is 30mm tall and 25mm wide.
It's no secret we love our little alien head shape. But making it in carbon fiber is something else! We of course had to make the eyes glow. We went through all the energy of getting this made in carbon fiber, we weren't going to stop short and forget the signature glow eyes.
The challenge of making this....affordably
You can't laser cut carbon fiber, we had to get this special cnc milled. Water jet wasn't an option, water jetting carbon fiber isn't as easy as you'd think, for each eye and the hole in the head, we would have to pre-drill pilot holes perfectly measured to start the water jetting process. Most cnc machinists avoid carbon fiber like the plague. It requires special tooling, different feeds and speeds, and can also void the cnc machine due to the particles small size.
It took some time but we did find someone to cut our alien head design. It required a slight increase in size, but the results are 100% worth it and the larger size would make these a really nice pendant.