Perpetual calendar of wood and engraving plastic
Follow instructions to get an individual perpetual calendar of wood and engraving plastic.
Have a go at creating a perpetual calendar made of wood and plastic. You can browse all of our wood and plastic materials here.
- Veneer Bamboo 3 mm (119799) - 1 sheet for the back (available at Trotec)
- TroLase 0,8 mm (L204-203) - 4 quarter sheets for the calendar sheets (available at Trotec)
- Screws (diam. 5 mm, 20 mm long) with butterfly nut - 2 pieces
- Trotec Speedy 360
- 80 Watt with 2" lens
Use a honeycomb cutting table
Step by step
Step 1: Import /create design template
Import our designs into your graphic program and adapt it according to your requirements.
Step 2: Laser process
Position the material into the laser engraver and cover the rest of the engraving area for optimum exhaust performance. Send the wood laser job and then the four TroLase jobs to the machine.
Laser Parameters wood:
500 dpi resolution
Cutting: 100 % power, 0,7 % speed, 1000 ppi, air assist on
Laser Parameters TroLase:
500 dpi resolution
Engraving (black): 35 % power, 30 % speed, 600 ppi, air assist on, z-offset +1mm, HQ mode (advanced material settings)
Cutting (red): 2,5 % power, 0,5 % speed, 1000 Hz, air assist on, z-offset +2mm
Cutting (blue): 25 % power, 2 % speed, 1000 ppi, air assist on, z-offset +2mm
Cutting (cyan): 50 % power, 2 % speed, 1000 ppi, air assist on
Select the following options in JobControl® to get perfect cutting results.
- Optimized geometries
- Inner geometries first
- Engraving from bottom to top reduces the cleaning of the engraved and cut materials
Step 3: Post-processing
Once you have finished the laser process, clean TroLase material with water. Then use two binding screws to fix the calendar sheets and mount the calendar to a wall.
You Will Need
- Veneer Bamboo 3mm (119799) x1
- TroLase 0.8mm (L204-203) x4 quarter sheets
- Screws (5mm x 20mm) with butterfly nut x2
We suggest using a Honeycomb Cutting Grid Table for this project.
Step by step
Step 1: Import / Create a Design Template
Here, you can import our designs into your chosen graphics program and adapt them according to yours’ and your customers’ requirements.
Step 2: Laser Process
Place the material into your laser machine and cover the rest of the engraving area with a spare piece of paper. This will improve the exhaust performance. First, send the wooden laser job to the laser machine, with the TroLase jobs following it.
LASER PARAMETERS - WOOD:
Cutting: 100% - Power: 0.7% - Speed: 1000ppi - Air Assist: ON
LASER PARAMETERS - TROLASE:
Engraving (Black): 35% - Power: 30% - Speed: 600ppi - Air Assist: ON - Z-Offset: +1mm - HQ Mode (advanced material settings)
Cutting (Red): 2.5% - Power: 0.5% - Speed: 1000Hz - Air Assist: ON - Z-Offset: +2mm
Cutting (Blue): 25% - Power: 2% - Speed: 1000ppi - Air Assist: ON - Z-Offset: +2mm
Cutting (Cyan): 50% - Power: 2% - Speed: 1000ppi - Air Assist: ON
We suggest using these following options in JobControl®. This way, you will achieve the perfect cutting results every time:
- Optimised Geometries
- Inner Geometries First
- Engrave from bottom to top. This will reduce the cleaning of the engraved and cut materials
Step 3: Post-Processing
After you've finished the laser engraving and cutting processes, you should clean the TroLase material lightly with water. Finally, use the two binding screws to fix the calendar sheets to the wooden frame and mount the calendar to your desired wall. You now have a beautiful new perpetual calendar!