The next step is to produce the base and the upper connectors. We used 20 mm acrylic. However, you can also replace it with (several) thinner acrylic elements.
Measure the thickness of the wood parts before you cut the acrylic pieces. Adapt the notches if necessary.
1. Print settings
Send the job to your laser using following settings:
|Process mode ||Resolution ||Cut line |
|Standard ||500 dpi ||none |
|Halftone ||Others |
|Color ||Optimized geometries, inner geometries first |
2. Laser process and laser parameters Acrylic 20 mm
We cut the acrylic with the SP1500 with 400 watt laser power. Use the 5" lens and focus 4 mm into the material.
The slot in the upper connector is used to insert the ball chain. Adapt the engraving depth if necessary.
|Color ||Process || Power (%) ||Spped (%) ||ppi/Hz |
|red ||Cut CO2 ||35 ||0,2 ||2000 |
|Passes ||Air Assist ||Z-Offset ||Advanced |
|1 ||on ||4 mm ||- |
Replace the 20 mm acrylic by material of up to 10 mm thickness and cut it with your Speedy machine. Use the standard parameters optimized for quality and a 2.5" lens.