- Speedy 360, 80 watts
- 2" lens
- Nozzle with large opening
- Air assist low
- Acrylic cutting grid table
The mobile can of course also be produced with other machines of the Speedy laser engraver series.
This tutorial is an excellent way to experiment with combining different colours and even different materials to create a striking mobile.
Step 1: Create your own design or use our template
Make sure that the cutting gap corresponds to the thickness of the material, so that the individual parts can then be inserted into each other.
Cutting according to our template:
- 1x suspension ring large
- 1x suspension eyelet small
- 8x elephant (in different colours)
- 8x ears (with desired motives in different colours)
- Heart large (in desired number and colour)
- Heart small (in desired number and colour)
Use the desired colour combinations to create the print jobs for the respective acrylic plates.
Now send the corresponding job with the settings below to the laser.
|Process mode||Resolution||Cut line|
|Colour||optimised geometries |
inner geometries first
Step 2: Laser process TroGlass
Now make the parameter settings. The parameter settings apply to both TroGlass Pastel (3mm) and TroGlass Satins (3mm). Our suggested parameters may vary depending on the laser machine used and the available laser power.
Leave the protective film on both the top and bottom of the acrylic sheets. Place the material on the acrylic grid cutting table in the laser machine. Cover the remaining surface to create the best possible vacuum. Perform the laser process for each acrylic sheet accordingly.
|Colour||Process||Power (%)||Speed (%)||ppi/Hz|
|Blue||Cut CO2||10||1||1000 Hz|
|Red||Cut CO2||50||0.2||5000 Hz|
Step 3: Assemble the elephants
After the laser process, remove the parts from the laser unit. Peel off the protective foil from the top and bottom of the individual design parts.
Prepare all cut out parts.
Put the ears together with the respective part of the torso.
Combine the colours as you wish.
Step 4: Attaching the thread
Now thread a thread through the hole at the head of the elephant.
Then feed the same thread from the other side through the hole in the fuselage.
The resulting crosshairs fix the ears to the elephant's trunk.
Knot the thread above the ears.
Follow these steps for all elephant models.
Step 5: Assembly
Now thread two threads of the desired length for the suspension into the opposite, larger holes on the ring. Also pull the thread through the small oval ring for the suspension.
Hold the tire by the suspension and adjust the length of the threads so that the ring hangs horizontally. Knot the ends.
Finally, hang all elephants and hearts in the desired arrangement in the holes provided on the ring.
TroGlass Pastel is the newest addition to the Trotec range of engravable materials for laser cutting and laser engraving. These fresh pops of colour have all the excellent physical properties of cast acrylic sheets. TroGlass Pastel comes with a glossy and matte side and is available in our standard sheet size (1200x600 mm) with 3mm thickness.
You can choose to combine the elephants and ears in the same colour tone or mix and match as you wish.
Please feel free to use other materials, e.g. different types of wood. When using different materials, pay attention to the material thickness and adjust the cutting gap in the graphic accordingly if necessary.
Please note: this mobile is not a toy, but only suitable for decoration purposes! Install the mobile out of reach of small children!