laser engraving leather belt 5

Leather belt with filigree design

Add some character to your leather belt with laser engraving techniques. We show you how in this step-by-step tutorial.


Preparation

Material required:

  • Belt made of cowhide leather (approx. 3.5mm thick, 38mm wide, total length incl. belt buckle approx. 104cm)
  • Cover material for the laser

Machine used:

  • Speedy 400 flexx
  • 120 watts
  • 2" lens
  • Nozzle with small hole diameter
  • Aluminium slat cutting table

Note: Depending on the length of the belt, you can use another machine from the Speedy laser engraver series for this application.

Download graphic files

Graphic files


Step by Step

Step 1: Design

For this DIY, you can either use the template we have provided or you can create your own design. Using the following settings, send the job to the laser machine:

Print settings:

Process mode Resolution Cut line
Standard 500dpi none
Halftone Others
Ordered Dithering Optimised geometries, inner geometries first

Step 2: Laser process

The laser parameters will vary depending on the laser machine you are using and the available laser power.

Position the belt on the aluminium grid table with the belt buckle on the right hand side. We recommend using the aluminium grid as it assists with the alignment of material. For optimal results, it is recommended that you place the belt parallel to the upper edge at a distance of approximately 1cm, making sure it is flat and straight.

In order to create a strong vacuum, cover the remaining working area.

Laser parameters: 

Colour Process Power (%) Speed (%) ppi/Hz
black Engrave CO2 50 100 500dpi
red Cut CO2 75 1.0 1000 Hz
Passes Air Assist Z-Offset Direction Advanced Path planning
1 on +2 Top down High quality -
1 on -1 - - Accuracy

Step 3: Assembly

Remove the belt from the laser machine once processing is complete. To clean the belt, simply use a lightly moistened cloth.


Inspiration

Leather is a highly suitable material for laser engraving and laser cutting because it is a natural product. By adjusting the greyscale and laser engraving parameters, you can change the present design and achieve unique results. Different colours and types of leather will also provide diverse effects.


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