To make your keychain, you will need a piece of prefinished alder wood that is around 3 mm thick. Other types of wood can be used for this application, but please note, laser parameters will vary and require adjustment based on materials used as well as your specific laser system.
Position the 2” lens and place the honeycomb cutting table in the laser machine. Next, place the workpiece within your laser engraver and cover the surrounding open areas with paper or cardboard to create maximum vacuum suction.
For this application, we used a Speedy 360 with 80 watts power and the following parameters:
Cutting: Power: 95% - Speed: 1.8% - Frequency: 1000 Hz - Air Assist: ON
Cutting-in: Power: 10% - Speed: 2% - Frequency: 1000 Hz - Air Assist: ON
Engraving white: Power: 18% - Speed: 60% - Frequency: 500 ppi - Air Assist: ON - Z-Offset: 2.00
Engraving dark: Power: 50% - Speed: 60% - Frequency: 500 ppi - Air Assist: ON - Z-Offset: 2.00