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Personalized agate pendant

Step by step instruction

Learn how you can engrave a piece of agate with your Trotec laser machine.


Preparation

Required material:

  • Agate disks
  • Leather band

Laser Machine used:

  • Speedy 360
  • 100 Watt with 1.5" lens
  • Vacuum table

You can use any laser machine from the Speedy laser engraver series for this sample.

Tip:

To engrave a filigree design, we recommend using a 1.5" lens for this sample.


Step by Step

Step 1: Import design

Import our template or create your own design. To adapt our design precisely to the shape of the stone, we scanned our agate disk.  Use the driver settings below and send the job to the laser machine .

Print settings

Process mode Resolution Cut line
Standard 1000 dpi none
Halftone Others
Color  

Tip:

We used the highest possible resolution of 1000 dpi for our laser engraving job for a perfect outcome of our detailed graphics .


Step 2: Engraving the agate

Position the agate disk into your Trotec Laser machine and focus on the surface. Focus on the average value of the engraving area, if the stone is rounded. Create the material parameter settings.  Depending on laser machine and available laser power, the parameters can vary.

Laser Parameters engraving

Color Process Power (%) Speed (%) ppi/Hz
black Engrave CO2 50 30 1000
Passes Air Assist Z-Offset Advanced
1 on + 1.5 mm high quality

Tip:

The contrast is higher than engraving in focus due to the +1.5 mm z-offset (out of focus).


Step 3: Post-processing and assembly

You do not have to clean the pendant after engraving. Add a pin or a leather band and your personalized agate pendant is complete.


Inspiration

Aphorisms, congratulations or logos: you can fulfil almost any customer request with little creativity.



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