Wall clock from TroLase ADA Signage

Use TroLase ADA Signage to make a fancy wall clock.
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Preparations

Required material:

  • TroLase ADA Signage - 1/4 sheet 1.6 mm black with adhesive foil
  • TroLase ADA Signage - 1/4 sheet 1.6mm light grey
  • Rest of TroLase ADA Signage 1.6 mm red with adhesive foil
    (materials available at Trotec
  • Clockwork
  • Material to cover the laser engraving table (e.g. paper)
  • Paper tape

Machine used:

  • Speedy 360
  • 80 Watt with 1.5" lens

For this sample we recommend using any laser machine from the Speedy series.

Important:

  • Use the acrylic slat cutting table or the acrylic cutting grid table. The laser cutting table delivers super laser cutting results by eliminating reflections of the laser beam.
  • To protect the material from getting scratched, remove the protective foil after laser processing.
  • We used the 1.5" lens for this sample due to the filigree graphics

Step by Step

Step 1: Import /create design template

Import our design template into your graphic program and send the jobs to the laser.

Print settings:

Process mode Resolution Cut line
Standard 500 dpi none
Halftone Others
color

enhanced geometries,
inner geometries first

 

 


Step 2: Laser process

We recommend using the acrylic slat cutting table or the acrylic cutting grid table for best results. The laser cutting table minimizes the reflections of the laser beam on the back of the material. Position the TroLase sheet into your laser machine and cover the rest of the table to maximize the exhaust power.

Laser Parameters

Color Process Power (%) Speed (%) ppi/Hz
red Cut CO2 38 0.8 1000
Passes Air Assist Z-Offset Advanced
1 on - -

Info:

  • To optimize quality, we used the standard laser machine parameters from JobControl®.  Due to the filigree design, we suggest these settings.  With faster "speed" parameters you can cut the light grey base plate.
  • You can download the material parameters for JobControl®  from www.troteclaser.com

Step 3: Post-processing

Start by removing the protective foil from the base plate. Then remove the protective foil from the adhesive, and glue the two discs together. Then remove the protective foil from the top plate and position the red part. Next, mount the clockwork and this extraordinary design object is ready.


Inspirations

  • You can use other materials such as TroGlass, Acrylic or wood to produce this sample. You can find a large number of materials on www.trotec-materials.com.
  • With the fiber laser from the Speedy flexx, we have been able to mark the watch hands as well.


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