In the following tutorial, we will be showing you how to add a lovely, personal touch to your cutlery using a Trotec laser machine. The annealing process keeps the surface intact, and the pieces will always be able to be cleaned easily.
You Will Need
- Stainless Steel Cutlery
- Lego blocks - to position the items in the machine
- Speedy 360 flexx
- 30 Watt fiber laser
- 2.85" lens
- Vacuum Table
You can use any machine from the Speedy flexx laser engraver series to create this sample.
When positioning the material into the machine, try to ensure that the surface is as flat as possible, and parallel to the table.
Step 1: Design
Import our template or have a go at creating your own design. Then, send the job to your laser machine using the following printer driver settings:
Printer Driver Settings:
|Process Mode||Resolution||Cut Line|
Step 2: Laser Process
Determine and set your parameters. Please note that these parameters can differ depending on the laser machine used and the available laser power.
We decided to use Lego bricks to help secure the cutlery inside the machine. They are incredibly practical if you need to adhere to different heights or define different positions. If you don’t have any Legos, you can use something like Blue Tack instead.
LASER PARAMETERS: ANNEALING
|Colour||Process||Power (%)||Speed (%)||ppi/Hz|
Step 3: Post-Processing
The best part? There is no necessary post-processing! The cutlery will remain dishwasher proof after being processed. So, if you feel that it needs a quick clean, place all your spoons, forks and knives in the dishwasher the same way you usually would.