Situate your first TroGlass workpiece on the acrylic cutting grid of your laser cutter, and cut the individual pieces. Repeat this step for the other materials as well, and please note, that the protective foil backing can be left on the material during processing to reduce the possibility of scratching. In our example, we removed the protective foil to avoid having to peel each individual piece off in small segments. Depending on your specific laser and the available power being used, laser parameters can also vary greatly:
|Color ||Process ||Power (%) ||Speed (%) ||ppi/Hz |
|Red ||Cut CO2 ||100 ||0.9 ||1000 |
|Passes ||Air Assist ||Z-Offset ||Advanced |
|1 ||On ||- ||- |
We processed this application with an SP500 laser cutter because of its overall large size, which could accommodate our design, as well as for its black back plate. If your laser system does not offer a large working area, consider reducing the complete graphic or only cut a round base plate.
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