Next, you'll need to create the base and the upper connectors. We chose to use 20mm acrylic, but you can use thinner materials if you'd prefer. Ensure that you measure the thickness of the wooden parts before you begin cutting the acrylic pieces. Adapt the notches if necessary.
1. Print Settings:
Send the job to your laser machine using following settings:
|Process Mode ||Resolution ||Cut Line |
|Standard ||500dpi ||- |
|Halftone ||Others |
|Colour ||Optimised Geometries, Inner Geometries First |
2. Laser Process & Parameters - Acrylic (20mm)
We used the SP1500 (400W) to cut our acrylic. We suggest also using the 5" lens and focus 4mm into the material. The slot in the upper connector will be used to insert the ball chain, so adapt the engraving depth if necessary.
|Colour ||Process || Power (%) ||Spped (%) ||ppi/Hz |
|Red ||Cut CO2 ||35 ||0.2 ||2000 |
|Passes ||Air Assist ||Z-Offset ||Advanced |
|1 ||ON ||4mm ||- |
If you've replaced the 20mm acrylic with something that is only 10mm, you can cut it with your Speedy machine instead. Use the standard parameters in JobControl optimised for quality, and make sure you use a 2.5" lens instead.