Top down view of an acrylic Christmas tree

Acrylic Christmas Tree

Use acrylic to make this extraordinary Christmas tree (to order engraving materials, please visit our engraving supplies webshop)


Preparation

Required material:

Laser Machine used:

  • Speedy 400 flexx
  • 120 Watt with 2" lens

You can also use the SP series of machines. If you are using a Speedy series machine other than the Speedy 400 please adjust the cutting file according to the table size.

Important:

Use the acrylic grid cutting table for perfect cutting results on acrylic jobs.


Step by Step

Step 1: Import /create design template

Import our design template into your graphic program or make your own design. Send your design to the laser.

 Print settings

process mode resolution cut line
Standard 500 dpi none
halftone others
colour enhanced geometries
inner geometries first

 

 


Step 2: Laser process

Laser cutting acrylic creates elegant, polished edges. Position the acrylic sheet into your laser and cover the rest of the table to maximise the exhaust power. Remove the protective foil after laser processing.

Laser Parameters

colour process power (%) speed (%) ppi/HZ
red cutting CO2 30 0.2 5000
passes Air Assist Z-Offset Advanced
1 on 0 -

Info:

  • We used the standard laser parameters from JobControl optimised for quality
  • The material parameters of JobControl can be downloaded from www.troteclaser.co.uk

Step 3: Post-processing

To assemble the Christmas tree, thread the fabric bands through the single rings starting with the smallest one.

Fasten the rings with knots or use Super Glue to hold them in position. In our sample we used a distance of 25 - 30 cm between the rings.

Now let your creativity flow and decorate the acrylic tree with any items you like.

Warning:

Do not use candles with real flames on this acrylic tree. Use electrical candles or light chains to illuminate it.


Inspiration

  • You can refine the design by engraving the rings or changing the shape of the cutting contour.
  • For a taller tree with more rings use a second acrylic sheet and integrate the additional rings into the tree.
  • To add a touch of sparkle to your tree, use our new TroGlass Metallic sheets