Wrist watch

We show you how you can laser engrave and mark materials in one step.

engraved details wrist watch
engraved details wrist watch

Preparation

Required material
  • Wristwatch with stainless steel case
  • Lego to position the items in the machine
Machine used
  • Speedy 360 flexx
  • 80 Watt CO2
  • 30 W fiber laser
  • 2.85" lens
  • vacuum table
Product series

This sample can be produced with any machine from the flexx laser engraver series.

Wrist Watch

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Step by step

trotec laser wrist watch
Step 1

Step 1: Design

Import our template or create your own design. Adapt the design so to the shape of the watch. Measure the height difference between the materials. This figure is required for the z-offset (for the watch we used there is no height difference between metal and leather). Why this step is so important and other helpful hints about how to use flexx technology is explained here.

Send the job to the laser using the following printer driver settings:

Process mode Resolution Cut line Halftone Others
Standard 1000 dpi none Color -

Tip:

It is easier to position/adjust the design, if you send the graphic elements for housing and wristband separately. By doing this you can position the graphics precisely with the help of the laser pointer.

laser marking metal wrist watch
Step 2

Step 2: Laser process

Make the parameter settings. The parameters can differ depending on the laser machine used and laser power available.

Important: When engraving a flexx job, always focus on the metal resp. on the material that shall be processed with the fiber laser.

Laser Parameters Annealing:

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

 Laser Parameters Engraving:

Color Process Power (%) Speed (%) ppi/Hz
Red Engraving CO2 15 15 1000
Passes Air Assist Z-Offset Advanced
1 on - -
laser engraving wrist watch
Step 3

Step 3: Post-processing

No post-processing is necessary. Due to the annealing process, the metal surface is not damaged which makes the watch comfortable to wear.

Preparation

You Will Need
  • Wrist watch
  • Stainless steel case
  • Lego / Bluetack to position your items
Machine Used
Product series

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

Wrist Watch

ZIP

Download now

Step by step

trotec laser wrist watch
Step 1

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.

laser marking metal wrist watch
Step 2

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 - -
laser engraving wrist watch
Step 3

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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