Wall decoration

Creative wall decoration

See in this DIY sample how you can make a great wall decoration using different Trotec materials.


Preparation

Machine used:

  • Speedy 360, 80 watts
  • 2" lens
  • vacuum table with acrylic cutting grid and honeycomb cutting table

For this sample you can use any laser machine from the Speedy laser engraver series.

Tip:

Thanks to the big range of Trotec materials, you can offer alternative colors for your customers easily


Step by Step

Step 1: Import design

Make your own design or import our template. Adapt it to your requirements. Send the job to the laser using the driver settings below.

Process mode Resolution Cut line
Vector Job 1000 dpi None
Halftone Others
Color Optimized geometries

Step 2: Cutting TroGlass Materials

Position the first TroGlass material on the acrylic cutting grid of your Trotec laser and cut the individual pieces. Do the same with the other materials as well. You can leave the protective foil on the material if you want. We removed it because we did not want to remove them for every single piece. Please note that the parameters used can differ depending on the laser machine used and the available laser power:

Color Process Power (%) Speed (%) ppi/Hz
Red Cut CO2 100 0.9 1000
Passes Air Assist Z-Offset Advanced
1 On - -

Tip:

Since we wanted to have a large overall design, we used a SP500 laser cutter for cutting the black back plate. The Speedy 360 was too small to do the job. If you do not have such a large working area, you can either reduce the complete graphic or cut a round base plate only.


Step 3: TroLase Foil

The two half circles of TroLase foil are the all-over background on which we put the individual pieces. Send the half circle to the laser using the following parameters:

Process mode Resolution Cut line
Vector Job 1000 dpi None
Halftone Others
Color Optimized geometries

Step 4: Cutting TroLase Foil

Put the TroLase Foil on the acrylic grid and cut the half circle using the following parameters. You will need 2 pieces.

Color Process Power (%) Speed (%) ppi/Hz
Red Cut CO2 40 2 1000
Passes Air Assist Z-Offset Advanced
1 On - -

Step 5: Design Solid Wood Maple

Now you can send the design for MDF and solid wood maple using the following parameters:

Process mode Resolution Cut line
Vector Job 1000 dpi None
Halftone Others
Color Optimized geometries

Step 6: Cutting solid wood

Change the acrylic cutting grid against the honeycomb cutting table and cut the maple wood using the following parameters:

Color Process Power (%) Speed (%) ppi/Hz
Red Cut CO2 100 1.4 1000
Passes Air Assist Z-Offset Advanced
1 On - -

Tip:

We recommend to use the small nozzle and a lot of compressed air (if available) for clean cutting edges


Step 7: Cutting MDF

Put the MDF plate into your Trotec laser and cut the single pieces using the following parameters:

Color Process Power (%) Speed (%) ppi/Hz
Red Cut CO2 90 0.4 1000
Passes Air Assist Z-Offset Advanced
1 On - -

Step 8: Assembly

The most time-consuming part of this sample is certainly the assembly of the decoration.

First glue the two star like base plates with the circle of TroGlass Satins. Make sure that the two large pieces are well positioned edge to edge. Now turn the decoration and remove the protective foil (if you haven't removed it before cutting). Fix the two half circles of TroLase Foil. Now take the time to apply the pieces of the different materials.

Glue it on the white base plate only when you are sure that they are positioned correctly. It is helpful to have an image of the finished graphic to hand. You will find this image in the download document provided. 

If all pieces have been fixed, you can mount the decoration on the wall using the mounting devices.


Inspiration

You can use this decoration as a wall clock as well. In this case you just have to cut a hole in the middle and insert the clockwork from the back

By combining other TroGlass colors and wood types, you can easily create a version that fits perfectly into any office, clubhouse, lounge, etc.



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