Laser cutter can mill a pattern that would be bendable.
Like this one:
There should be some kind of software to generate the pattern. Then you need to convert it to g-code.
I decided to avoid the hustle and write my own software.
Here it is:
Just unzip it and provide a bend file as a parameter.
My CNC machine works in millimeters, so sizes are in millimeters.
You shall be able to use inches too.
I used gap size 10 mm. That is too large. 3 mm shall be enough
1 mm between the lines works well for me, but if your laser makes one large hole, make that large. Parameter Name is “StripWidth”
Reminder: feed rate is in millimeters per minute, not per second.
This software generates g-code without header and footer.
You can add header and footer manually (or write a batch file).
You can also generate multiple patterns with different bounding rectangles and just copy it all into one g-code file.