Custom jigs are very useful when cutting and/or engraving large workpiece quantities. Used in tandem JobControl®'s ability to save and reuse templates, you can quickly and accurately process identical jobs in just a few mouse clicks.
To ensure that your measurements are as precise as possible, we suggest using a caliper to measure the workpieces for which you are creating the jig.
Create your own jig design or use our template for data plates (below). Send the file to JobControl® using the recommended Print settings below.
NOTE: The parameters might vary depending on your specific laser system and its wattage.
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Make sure to use the appropriate processing parameters to process the materials you will use to create your jig. The settings specified below were used to cut 1/8" TroGlass Color Gloss.
The following factors are also key to obtaining the best results:
- Use the correct lens
- Choose the right nozzle
- Select an appropriate work table
- Activate your exhaust system
- Cover any remaining space on your laser's work area (e.g., with printing paper) to maximize the exhaust system's suction force on your materials (this trick prevents the sheets from shifting when being processed)
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We used the standard TroGlass processing parameters from Trotec's JobControl® database.
Remove the sticker from the sheet with the adhesive backing. Then affix this sheet (i.e., the "top" layer) on top of the other processed sheet (i.e. the "bottom" layer) to complete the jig.
You may use glue if you are using a "top layer" material without an adhesive backing.
Ensure to correctly position the top layer on the bottom layer. Depending on the strength of the adhesive, it may not be possible to adjust the the top layer's placement if an error is made.
- If you are creating kits, you can make jigs with spaces for different parts
- Create drawer liners using Trotec's laser-safe foam