engraved details wrist watch

Wrist Watch

Step by Step Instruction

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Here, we will being showing you how to laser engrave and mark all the features of a simple wrist watch in one simple step.


Preparation

You Will Need:

  • Wrist watch
  • Stainless steel case
  • Lego / Bluetack to position your items

Machine Used:

  • Speedy 360 flexx
  • 80W CO2
  • 30W fiber laser
  • 2.85" lens
  • Vacuum table

Please note that this sample can be produced on any laser machine from the Speedy flexx laser engraver series.


Step by Step

Step 1: Design

Firstly, import our template or feel free to get creative and make your own! Adapt the design to the shape of your chosen watch. Measure the height difference between each material (wrist band, watch face, etc). This figure is required for the z-offset (in our example, there was no height difference). If you need more help with this step, please click here.

Then, send the job to your laser machine using the following settings:

Process Mode Resolution Cut Line Halftone Others
Standard 1000dpi None Colour -

Tip:

It is much easier to position or adjust your design if you ensure that you send the graphic elements for the housing and the wristband separately. In doing this, you'll be able to position the graphics precisely thanks to the laser pointer.


Step 2: Laser Process

Create the parameter settings. Remember, the parameters can differ depending on the laser machine you are using and its available laser power. Also, whenever you are engraving a flexx job, you need to focus on the metal respective to the material that will be processed with the fiber laser.

Laser Parameters - Annealing:

Colour  Process Power (%) Speed (%) ppi/Hz
Black Engraving FLP 85 3 30000
Passes Air Assist Z-Offset Advanced
1 on +2mm -

 Laser Parameters - Engraving:

Colour Process Power (%) Speed (%) ppi/Hz
Red Engraving CO2 15 15 1000
Passes Air Assist Z-Offset Advanced
1 On - -

 

 


Step 3: Post-Processing

No post-processing is necessary for this project. Thanks to the annealing process, the metal surface should not have been damaged or dirtied in any way, making the watch ready to wear as it is!



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