The next step is to create the base as well as the upper connectors. In this sample we used 20 mm acrylic. Depending on your requirements you can use a thinner acrylic. Prior to laser cutting the acrylic components measure the thickness of the wood components before you cut the acrylic pieces. This allows you to 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 |
|Colour ||Optimised geometries, inner geometries first |
2. Laser process and laser parameters Acrylic 20 mm
For laser cutting acrylic we used a SP1500 with 400 watt laser power and the 5" lens. Focus 4 mm into the material.
The slot in the upper connector is used to insert the ball chain. You can adapt the laser engraving depth if necessary.
|Colour ||Process || Power (%) ||Spped (%) ||ppi/Hz |
|red ||Cut CO2 ||35 ||0.2 ||2000 |
|Passes ||Air Assist ||Z-Offset ||Advanced |
|1 ||on ||4 mm ||- |
For quicker processing you can reduce the material thickness by up to 10 mm and use a Speedy laser machine for laser cutting. Use the standard material parameters which are optimised for quality and a 2.5” lens.