Laser cutting moving windmill

Moving wind turbine

made from Trotec materials TroGlass and TroCraft Eco

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Trotec materials TroCraft Eco and TroGlass are ideal for model making. Use the following instructions to build this wind turbine with moving blades from just a few small parts.


Preparation

Machines Used:

Of course, you can also produce this application with all other machines in the Speedy laser engraving series.

Tip:

  • Why not try different Trotec materials and colors for a different look and finish?

Step by Step

Step 1: Design

Import the graphics and then adapt the file to your requirements. Send the graphic to the laser machine with the following print settings:

Process Mode Resolution Cut Line
Vector Job 1000dpi none
Halftone Others
Color Enhanced Geometries, Inner Geometries first

 

 


Step 2: Laser Process the TroCraft Eco (1mm)

Lay the thin TroCraft Eco on the honeycomb cutting table in your machine and cover the rest of the working surface to create a stronger vacuum. Please note parameters can vary depending on machine used and available laser power.

Color Process Power output % Speed % ppi/Hz
Red CO2 cutting 66 2 1,000
Passes Air Assist Z offset Advanced
1 On 0mm -

Tip:

For a clean cut quality when working with TroCraft Eco, please use a small nozzle.


Step 3: Print the Wind Turbine to the Laser

Send the graphics for the turbine column to your laser machine with the following settings:

Process Mode Resolution Cut Line
Standard Job 333dpi None
Halftone Others
Color Enhanced Geometries

Step 4: Laser Process TroCraft Eco (3mm)

Lay the 3mm thick TroCraft Eco on the honeycomb cutting table in your laser, and cover the rest of the working area again. Then send the file to the laser with the following settings. The laser parameters may change depending on the machine used and the available laser power.

Laser parameters: Engraving

Color Process Power % Speed % ppi/Hz
Black Engrave CO2 15 50 500
Passes Air Assist Z offset Advanced
1 on 0mm High Quality

Laser parameters: Cutting

Color Process Power % Speed % ppi/Hz
Red CO2 cutting 100 0.8 1,000
Passes Air Assist Z-offset Advanced
1 On 0mm -

 

 


Step 5: Print the Stand to the Laser

Send the graphic for the stand made from TroGlass with the following settings to your Trotec Laser:

Process Mode Resolution Cut Line
Standard Job 500dpi None
Halftone Others
Color Enhanced Geometries, Inner Geometries first

Step 6: Laser process the TroGlass Black Satins

Change the honeycomb cutting table for your acrylic cutting table and lay the TroGlass material in your Trotec Laser.

Laser parameters: Engraving

Color Process Power % Speed % ppi/Hz
Black Engrave CO2 20 50 500
Passes Air Assist Z offset Advanced
1 On 0.5mm High Quality

Laser parameters: Scratching

Color Process Power % Speed % ppi/Hz
Red CO2 cutting 50 0.4 5,000
Passes Air Assist Z offset Advanced
1 On 0mm -

Tip:

Change and use the large nozzle. This is the best choice for working with TroGlass material.


Step 7: Assembly

Lay out all 4 parts.

First insert the wind turbine pillar into the base, and then hang the blade component on the nose and fix it with the small circle of TroGlass.

It should be pressed only tight enough so that the wind turbine can turn.

The movable wind turbine made from the Trotec material range is ready.


Inspiration

  • As an alternative to the "Don Quijote" wind turbine, you can also cut a system with modern, three-bladed blades
  • Change it up and use a different color TroGlass if you like it more colorful.
  • We recommend that you glue the fastening loop from TroGlass.


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