Acrylic Globe with Moving Parts

Easily craft a movable globe to use as a design element for all your laser applications. Below you will find instructions and a template download for your laser machine.


Preparation

Required material:

Machine used:

  • Speedy 360 flexx
  • 100 Watt with 1.5" lens
  • Vaccuum table with acrylic cutting grid

We created this sample on the Speedy 360. (This can only be completed on laser machines from the Speedy laser engraver series)

Important:

  • To keep the kerf as small as possible, we used the 1.5" lens instead of a 2" lens.
  • As material thickness can vary, we suggest measuring the thickness and adapt the recess if necessary.

Step by Step

Step 1: Import design

Import our graphic to your program. Add your personalisation to the base plate or the outer ring. Send the job to the laser using the settings below.

Print settings

Process mode Resolution Cut line
Standard 500 dpi none
Halftone Others
Colour Optimised geometries, inner geometries first

 

 


Step 2: Laser process

Define the necessary parameters. They might vary depending on the machine and the available laser power.

Laser Parameters

Colour Process Power (%) Speed (%) ppi/Hz
red Cut CO2 40 0.2 5000
Passes Air Assist Z-Offset Advanced
1 on - -

Info:

We used the standard parameters for TroGlass optimised for quality.


Step 3: Assembly

When assembling the globe, begin with the ring that contains four outside notches (1) and insert it into the ring  with two inner/outer notches (2). Then, place the ball into the ring that has two long connections (3). Now, place one of the smaller rings (4) onto the outer ring (5). Finally, insert the pre-assembled globe into the holder and fixate it to the opposite side with the second ring (4). Insert the globe into the stand (6) and you're ready to go!


Downloads

Download template


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