green and red padlocks

Laser Engraved
"Love Locks"

Step-By-Step Instructions

'Love Locks' - You can find them hanging on bridges and fences all around the world. So, engrave yours and your lover's names onto the padlock and throw the key away, symbolising your undying love for one another! How romantic...


Preparation

You Will Need:

  • An anodised aluminium padlock
  • a slab of wood or acrylic to use as a stability tray / simple plasticine

Machine Used:

  • Speedy 100
  • 60 watts
  • 2.5" lens

Step by Step

Step 1: Build a Tray

To help keep the padlocks stable during the laser processing, you can:

  • create a tray out of wood or acrylic,
  • or stick the lock to the table with some plasticine

Step 2: Design / Laser Process

Feel free to use the template we have provided, or even try creating your own, individual design! Once finished, send it to the laser using the 'print' command.

Parameters:

Engraving: Power: 20% | Speed: 10% | Frequency: 1000ppi | Air Assist: ON | High Quality: ON