Laser cut and laser engraved beard combs

Wooden beard combs

Step-by-step instructions

Looking for a stylish way to comb your beard? Designer Andrei Bulai, who proudly sports a full beard, has created these fantastic combs using Trotec wood. You can create them yourself by following this simple tutorial, which also includes the graphic file for download and the laser parameters used.

Laser cutting and engraving wood is a popular application. You can purchase MDF wood from our engraing supplies webshop. 


Preparation

Required material:

  • 3 mm MDF 
  • A suiable material for covering the machine bed, such as paper

Laser machine used:

  • Speedy 360, 100 Watt
  • 2" lens
  • honeycomb table

Tips:

  • Once the material is loaded onto the laser machine bed, cover the rest of the work surface with paper to ensure maximum suction
  • Use a 2'' lens that can make a clean, fast cut

Step by Step

Step 1: Design layout

Start by downloading the comb template. There are three different designs and you can create depending on the beard size! Once the wood is placed on the work surface cover the rest of the surface with paper to ensure maximum suction.

Print settings:

Process mode Resolution Cut line
Standard 500 dpi none
Halftone Others
Colour  enhanced geometries, inner geometries first

 

 


Step 2: Laser engraving process

Create the parameter settings. The recommended settings will be different depending on which laser machine you use and the laser power it has available.

Laser Parameters

Colour Process Power (%) Speed (%) ppi/Hz
black engrave CO2 55 50 500
red cut CO2 100 1.8 1000
Passes Air Assist Z-Offset Advanced
1 on 6 mm -
1 on - -

Step 3: Post-processing

Once the laser cutting and engraving process is completed you should carefully remove the comb from the rest of the wood. Make sure to take care so not to break the thinner pieces. Clean the comb with a damp cloth and voilà! Your beard comb is ready for action.

You can find advice for laser cutting and engraving wood on our dedicated application page. 



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