Acrylic globe with moving parts
Create a moveable globe as design element or fancy detail for other applications. Below are instructions and template download for your laser.
- Speedy 360 flexx
- 100W, 1.5" lens
- Vacuum table with acrylic cutting grid
You can create this sample using any machine from the Speedy Series.
- To keep the kerf as small as possible, we decided to use the 1.5" lens instead of the 2" lens
- Seeing as material thicknesses can vary, we recommend measuring the material and adapting the recess where necessary
Step by step
Step 1: Import the Design
Import the graphic we have provided into your chosen program. Add a personalisation into the base if you'd like, and then send the job to your laser machine with the following settings:
|Process Mode||Resolution||Cut Line|
|Colour||Optimised Geometries, Inner Geometries First|
Step 2: Laser Process
Define all the necessary parameters. These may vary depending on what laser machine you are using and its available power.
|Colour||Process||Power (%)||Speed (%)||ppi/Hz|
We decided to use the standard parameters for TroGlass, optimised for quality.
Step 3: Assembly
When it's time to assemble your globe, take the ring that contains four outer notches and insert it into the ring with two notches. Then, place the ball into the ring with the two long connections. Once you've done that, it's time to place one of the smaller rings onto the outer rings. Finally, insert the assembled globe into the holder and fixate it to the opposite side with the second ring. Insert the globe into the stand, and it's ready to be displayed!