engraved details wrist watch

Wrist watch

Engraving and marking a wrist watch with a Speedy flexx

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


Preparation

Materials needed: 

  • 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

This great sample can be made with any machine from our Flexx flexx series.


Step by Step

Step 1: Design

Download our design template or create your own. Change the design to your need and to the shape and size of the watch. Measure the material height difference between the leather and metal as it is necessary for the z-offset. You can find more information as to why this step is so important when using a Flexx laser 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 much more simple to place the design if you send the graphic elements for the housing and the wristband one at a time. Doing so will allow you to position the graphics precisely with the help of the laser pointer.


Step 2: Laser process

Change the parameters to the correct ones. These can alter depending on the laser machine and the laser power. 

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

When engraving a flexx job, it is important to always focus on the metal piece that will 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 - -

 

 


Step 3: Post-processing

No post treatment is necessary as the metal is not damaged when annealing it. 



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