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Trophy with Relief Engraving

Use your laser machine to create a three-dimensional trophy using Trotec materials and 3D relief mode laser engraving. All Trotec materials are available from our engraving supplies webshop


Preparation

Materials required:

Laser machine used:

  • Speedy 360 flexx, 80 watts
  • 2" lens
  • Vacuum table with honeycomb laser cutting table, alternatively acrylic grid

You can use any laser machine from the Speedy Flexx laser engraving machine series to create this sample. 

Tip:

TroGlass Satins and TroGlass Metallic produce a high quality finish when laser processed. 


Step by Step

Step 1: Import design

To start creating your trophy you need a design file. You can create your own design or import our template and then adapt it to your requirements. In our example we have engraved a recess out of the base plate to hold the TroGlass Metallic ring.

Printer driver settings:

Process mode  Resolution Cut line
Standard 500dpi none
Halftone Other
colour Optimised geometries

Step 2: Laser engraving and cutting the base plate

Put TroGlass Satin Black on the acrylic grid of your Trotec laser machine's bed. Engrave and cut the base plate using the below parameters. These will differ depending on your laser machine and its available laser power. 

Laser engraving parameters

Colour Process Power (%) Speed (%) ppi/Hz
black Engrave CO2 40 10 500
Passes Air Assist Z-Offset Advanced
1 on 2mm -

Laser scratching parameters

Colour  Process Power (%)  Speed (%)  ppi/Hz
red Cut CO2 8 0.8 5000
Passes Air Assist Z-Offset Advanced
1 on 1 mm  -

Laser cutting parameters

Colour  Process  Power (%)  Speed (%)  ppi/Hz
blue Cut CO2 95 0.8 5000
Passes Air Assist Z-offset Advanced
1 on - -

Step 3: Design TroGlass Metallic ring

Use the below printer driver settings to send the job for the TroGlass Metallic ring to the laser machine. 

Process mode Resolution Cut line Halftone Others
Standard 600dpi none - -

Step 4: Laser engraving and cutting TroGlass Metallic

Put the TroGlass Metallic sheet on the acrylic cutting table and engrave the job using the parameters below:

Laser engraving parameters

Colour Process Power (%)
Speed (%)
ppi/Hz 
black Engrave CO2 16 20 600
Passes Air Assist Z-Offset Advanced
1 on 1 mm -

Laser cutting parameters 

Colour Process Power (%) Speed (%) ppi/Hz
Red Cut Co2 50 0.2 5000
Passes Air Assist Z-Offset Advanced
1 on - -

Tip: We used the JobControl® parameters for TroGlass optimised for quality.


Step 5: Relief engraving design

Finally, send the files for 3-dimensional wood engravings and the other wooden parts to the laser with the following parameters:

Process mode Resolution Cut line Halftone Others
Standard 500dpi None - -

 

 


Step 6: Laser processing the relief engraving

Laser engraving parameters

Colour Process Power (%) Speed (%) ppi/Hz
Black Engrave CO2 100 30 500
Passes Air Assist Z-Offset Advanced
On - -

Laser cutting parameters

Colour Process Power (%) Speed (%) ppi / Hz
Red Cut CO2 100 1 1000
Passes Air Assist Z-Offset Advanced
1 On - -

Tip:
When laser engraving deeply into wood, it can be beneficial to first cut the job and then engrave.


Step 7: Cleaning and assembling

Clean the two acrylic pieces with a damp cloth. The wood relief engraving can be cleaned best with some water and a tooth brush. Here you can find tips for correct cleaning.

Put the acrylic glue on the engraved ring of the base plate and position the TroGlass Metallic ring on it. Press down firmly and allow the glue to cure.
Put double-sided adhesive tape or dots where the wooden relief shall be positioned and fix it.

Take the wooden spacer and apply double-sided adhesive tape on both sides. Position it on the left and the right of the black base plate. Make sure to have a rectangular contact surface so that the trophy stands upright.

Finally, fix the lettering "winner" and the corresponding back on the spacers to complete this elegant trophy.


Inspiration

Combine other types of solid wood and TroGlass materials to adapt the trophy to your customers' requirements.



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