green and red padlocks

Laser engraved padlocks
Love Locks

Step by step guide

You can see them on bridges all around the world: Love locks. Typically the lovers' names or initials are engraved on the padlock, and the key is thrown away to symbolise their endless love.


Preparation

Required material:

  • A padlock made from anodised aluminum
  • A piece of wood or acrylic to build a tray for stability or some plasticine

Used Trotec Laser:

  • Speedy 100
  • 60 watts
  • 2.5 inch lens

Step by Step

Step 1: build a tray

To keep the padlocks stable during the laser engraving process, you can:

  • make a tray from wood or acrylic
  • or fix the lock with some plasticine (if you are producing one of two custom pieces at a time)

Step 2: Design and laser process

Open our template or create your own individual design and send it to the laser.

Used parameters:

Engraving: power: 20% - speed: 10% - frequency: 1000 ppi - air assist: ON - high quality: ON