I work as an engineer for a manufacturing company that produces laser cutting machines and we're able to cut our own parts, so I thought I'd try to see if I could create a laser-cut Fluttershy! This is a picture of the first successful piece that was cut (I cut one piece before it, but my laser definitions were off and some lines that should've been marked were cut). I decided to go with a relatively simple pose (since that's the most likely to come out well), so I used Fluttershy's super-cute squee! I created the design in Inkscape and imported it into the Trumpf TruTops CAD system to create the final result. This was cut on 1mm thick steel plating.
I modified the default marking parameters on the machine to try to create darker marking lines, but it ended up making them thicker (and a little messier). I may try to re-cut this piece with different parameters to see if I can get the lines to stand out a bit more. I would like to eventually create laser-cut versions of each of the mane 6 and participate in a gift exchange or auction them off for charity. I'm fairly limited in the number I can cut, though, since we're only supposed to use the machines for personal items very sparingly.
As always, please feel free to critique and I hope you like it! All of the files I created (including the source svg) can be found here: [link]