Display inspirations made out of acrylic

Jewellery Display

Learn how to make an original individual jewelry display using different types of acrylic sheets. 


Preparation

Required material:

Materials available from Trotec

Machine used:

  • Speedy 400
  • 120 Watt
  • 2.5" lens
  • Acrylic lamella or vacuum table with acrylic grid or distance holders

This sample can be produced with any machine of Speedy family or SP series. For high-quality and efficient cutting of 8 mm acrylic you need laser power of 80 W or more.

Important:

  • Remove the protection foil from the top of the 5 mm and 8 mm acrylic before laser processing
  • Cover the rest of the working area with paper for a better vacuum effect

Step by Step

Step 1: TroGlass Clear 8 mm

Import design template available into your graphic program and send the job to your laser using the parameters mentioned below.

Print settings

Process mode Resolution Cut line
Standard 500 dpi none
Halftone Others
Color enhanced geometries

Step 2: Laser process TroGlass Clear 8 mm

Now, change the materal settings. Our recommendations can vary depending on the laser type and laser power.

Tips:

For an even better result, cut the shape first and engrave the design afterwards

Laser Parameters

Color Process Power (%) Speed (%) ppi/Hz
black engrave CO2 23 75 500
red cut CO2 95 15 20.000
Passes Air Assist Z-Offset Advanced (plate set up)
1 on - Engraving direction from bottom
1 on -2.5 mm -

Step 3: TroGlass Clear 5 mm

Import the second design template into your graphic program. Send the job to your laser using the parameters mentioned below.

Print settings

Process mode Resolution Cut line
Standard 500 dpi none
Halftone Others
Color enhanced geometries

Step 4: Laser process TroGlass Clear 5 mm

Now set the parameter settings. Our recommendations can vary depending on the laser type and laser power.

Laser Parameters

Color Process Power (%) Speed (%) ppi/Hz
red cut CO2 50 0.2 20.000
Passes Air Assist  Z-Offset Advanced
1 on -1.5 mm -

Info:

  • We used the JobControl® standard parameters optimized for quality
  • The material parameters of JobControl® can be downloaded from www.troteclaser.com

Step 5: TroGlass Satins

Import the third design template into your graphic program and send the job to your laser using the parameters mentioned below.

Print settings

Process mode Resolution Cut line
Standard 500 dpi none
Halftone Others
Color enhanced geometries

Step 6: Laser process TroGlass Satins

Change the material settings, which varies based on the laser type and power you have.

Laser Parameters

Color Process Power (%) Speed (%) ppi/Hz
red cut CO2 30 0.2 20 kHz
Passes Air Assist Z-Offset  Advanced
1 on - -

Info:

  • We used the JobControl® standard parameters optimized for quality
  • The material parameters of JobControl® can be downloaded from www.troteclaser.com

Step 7: Post-processing and assembly

To assemble the parts, first glue the colored acrylic parts on the 5 mm clear acrylic. Make sure that the pieces are exactly positioned above each other. Next, position the 8 mm acrylic part with the engraving inside on the colored parts. By doing this the engraving is protected.


Inspirations

For an even more spectacular individual display for your jewelry, use different shapes, material thicknesses and combinations. If you are using only a few thin acrylic sheets, cut out a base to keep the display stand stable.



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