Learn how to create elegant coloured annealing on stainless steel using a Trotec MOPA laser machine. This simple step-by-step guide will show you how!
- 1x Stainless Steel Keyring
Your results may vary slightly depending on what alloy you are using.
In order to achieve different colours, you will need to change the pulse width. When you are therefore using a standard fiber laser, from either the SpeedMarker or Speedy series, you will only achieve black markings.
You can either use our template we have provided below or have a go at creating an original and unique design. You then need to import the PDF with layers into the SpeedMark software and assign these parameters and fillings to the object.
We recommend defining your parameters in advance:
|Filling For||Fill Style||Line Distance [mm]||Additional|
|Text||Cross Lines (Bidirectional)||0.003||-|
|Wind Rose||Bidirectional||0.001||Optimise Filling|
You then need to enter the parameter settings. Please note that these may differ depending on what laser machine is being used and the laser power made available.
Ensure that you position your workpiece using border marking. This will assist with accuracy.
|Laser Parameter||Process||Power [%]||Frequency [kHz]|
|Speed [mm/s]||Pulse Width [ns]||Passes|