Completed agate pendant moddelled

Custom agate pendant

Step by step tutorial

Follow our tutorial to engrave a piece of agate using your Trotec laser machine.


Preparation

Materials required:

  • Agate disks
  • Leather band

Laser machine used:

  • Speedy 360, 100 Watt
  • 1.5" lens
  • Vacuum table

Create this sample using any Speedy laser engraver.

Tip:

We used the 1.5" lens for this sample because we wanted to engrave a filigree design.


Step by Step

Step 1: Creating/importing the graphic

Start by either creating your own design or using our template. We scanned our agate disk to adapt our design directly to the shape of the stone. Send the job to the laser using the settings below.

Print settings

Process mode Resolution Cut line
Standard 1000 dpi none
Halftone Others
Colour  

Tip:

To achieve a perfect result  for our detailed graphics we used the highest possible resolution of 1000 dpi when laser engraving.


Step 2: Laser engraving the agate

Position the agate disk onto your laser machine bed and focus on the surface. If the stone is rounded, focus on the average value of the engraving area. Next you should create the material parameter settings. These parameters can vary depending on your laser machine and its available laser power.

Laser Parameters engraving

Colour Process Power (%) Speed (%) ppi/Hz
black Engrave CO2 50 30 1000
Passes Air Assist Z-Offset Advanced
1 on + 1.5 mm high quality

Tip:

Due to the +1.5 mm z-offset (out of focus) the contrast created is higher than when engraving in focus.


Step 3: Post-processing and assembly

There is no post processing required for the agate, simply add your leather strap and your pendant is ready to wear!


Inspiration

Your creativity is your limit! From logos to slogans and quotes, almost anything can be engraved to create a unique design on your pendant.



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