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Anniversary trophy combining different Trotec materials

Looking for an extraordinary trophy that you can adapt to your customers' needs?
Then you are at the right place! Be inspired by versatile material combinations.
Engraving materials available at Trotec, browse product range: www.trotec-materials.com


Preparation

Required material:

Machine used:

The trophy can be produced with any of our laser machines from the Speedy laser engravers or SP laser cutters series.

Important:

  • We did not use any glue to hold the pieces together. Therefore, please pay special attention to the kerf. If necessary, you can cut a small geometry with the parameters you want to use on the material and measure the dimension. You can then adapt the kerf accordingly.
  • The laser parameters used may vary depending on the machine used and the available laser power.

Step by Step

Material 1: Wood

Import our design into your graphic program and change it according to your requirements. We chose seven pillars for this trophy, but you can adapt the number to your customers' requirements or personal taste.

1. Print settings

Start cutting the wood and send the job to the laser using the following settings:

Process mode Resolution Cut line
Standard 500 dpi none
Halftone Others
Color Optimized geometries, inner geometries first

2. Laser process and laser parameters wood

Put the wood into the laser and activate the vacuum to compensate eventual unevenness.

Color Process Power (%) Speed (%) ppi/Hz
red Cut CO2 100 0.8 1000
Passes Air Assist Z-Offset Advanced
1 on - -

Info:

We used the standard laser parameters for solid wood walnut


Material 2: Acrylic 20 mm

The next step is to produce the base and the upper connectors. We used 20 mm acrylic. However, you can also replace it by (several) thinner acrylic elements.
Measure the thickness of the wood parts before you cut the acrylic pieces. Adapt the notches if necessary. 

1. Print settings

Send the job to your laser using following settings:

Process mode Resolution Cut line
Standard 500 dpi none
Halftone Others
Color Optimized geometries, inner geometries first

2. Laser process and laser parameters Acrylic 20 mm

We cut the acrylic with the SP1500 with 400 watt laser power. Use the 5" lens and focus 4 mm into the material.
The slot in the upper connector is used to insert the ball chain. Adapt the engraving depth if necessary.

Color Process  Power (%) Spped (%) ppi/Hz
red Cut CO2 35 0,2 2000
Passes Air Assist Z-Offset Advanced
1 on 4 mm -

Tip:

Replace the 20 mm acrylic by material of up to 10 mm thickness and cut it with your Speedy machine. Use the standard parameters optimized for quality and a 2.5" lens. 

Info:

Use the standard laser parameters for TroGlass Clear 20 mm for cutting the pieces


Material 3: TroGlass Metallic

The middle part can of course be made out of any other TroGlass colors or other materials. You can also add a logo if you wish.

1. Print settings

Send the file to your laser using following settings:

Process mode Resolution Cut line
Standard 500 dpi none
Halftone Others
Color Optimized geometries, inner geometries first

 2. Laser process and laser parameters TroGlass Metallic

Depending on how you want to fix the TroGlass Metallic on the 20 mm base, you can put some double-sided adhesive foil on it before cutting.

Color Process  Power (%) Speed (%) ppi/Hz
red Cut CO2 40 0,2 5000
Passes Air Assist Z-Offset Advanced
1 on - -

Info:

We used the standard laser parameters for TroGlass optimized for quality.


Material 4: Acrylic 5 mm

Like with the other materials, measure the thickness of the wood and adapt the kerf if necessary.

1. Print settings

Send the job to the laser.

Process mode Resolution Cut line
Standard 500 dpi none
Halftone Others
Color OPtimized geometris, inner geometries first

2. Laser process  and laser parameters Acrylic 5 mm

Put the acrylic on the acrylic cutting grid table.

Color Process Power (%) Speed (%) ppi/Hz
red Cut CO2 85 0,2 20000
Passes Air Assist Z-Offset Advanced
1 on -1,5 mm -

Info:

We used the standard parameters for TroGlass Clear 5 mm optimized for quality.


Material 5: Aluminum tag

The aluminum tag is a unique place to highlight the achievements of the honored person. You can use tags in other colors and shapes or even other materials like TroLase or AlumaMark for this interesting detail.

1. Print settings

Send the job to your laser

Process mode Resolution Cut line
Standard 500 dpi none
Halftone Others
Color -

2. Laser process and laser parameters Aluminum tag

Position the tag into the laser. Use the 1.5" lens to show the fine details. Our parameters can vary depending on the laser machine used and the available laser power. We used the SpeedMarker with MOPA laser for the black marking on the back. 

Tipp:

For the exact position of the graphic on the work piece, you can use a template or the simple positioning aids of JobControl® software

Color Process  Power (%) Speed (%) ppi/Hz
black Engrave CO2 10 20 500
Passses Air Assist Z-Offset Advanced
1 on - High quality

 

 


Assembly

To assemble the trophy, start with the wood elements and put them into the upper connector. Before you placing the last elements, thread the ball chain with the aluminum tag and position the lock into the slot. Then you put the lower parts of the wood elements into the 5 mm acrylic.
Mount the signage by fixing the elements with glue dots using the creased marks on the TroGlass Metallic. Tighten the screws. Finally, glue the TroGlass Metallic piece onto the acrylic base.

Et Voilà - this original trophy is ready.

As a special design element, we created a movable globe, with is an extra highlight for this trophy. Get the step-by-step instruction for the acrylic globe here.


Inspirations

This is a sample for advanced laser users. With just a few adaptions this trophy can be partly produced in advance and adapted to your customers' requirements.


Downloads

Download template


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