This tutorial will demonstrate how our 3mm thick TroGlass can be used to create a custom jig for marking on data plates. Custom jigs are helpful in that they provide efficiency and accuracy during mass production of laser engraved products. Trotec offers a wide range of engraving materials for you to choose from. Browse our product line: www.engraving-supplies.com
- Speedy 360 80 watt with a 2" lens
For this application sample you can use any laser machine from the Speedy laser engraver series.
We used a caliper to measure the item that the jig will contain. If you are processing acrylics, your bed must be completely sealed off to ensure a well-defined, clean edge.
Step by step
Step 1: Import file design into Software
Create your design or use our template. Send it to the laser with the recommended laser parameters. The parameters can vary depending on the machine used and the available laser power.
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Step 2: Laser process
Ensure that you know all of the guidelines to properly laser process the material. For example, with acrylic, you must mask off your bed and activate the exhaust system or utilize the laser table.
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We used standard laser parameters from JobControl.
Step 3: Post-processing
Apply glue or an adhesive backing to fasten the two material together.
- You can utilize jigs for a wide range of applications, such as dog tags, ink pens, data plates, part marking, etc.
- Laser engraving irregularly shaped items can be challenging and time-consuming. Using a jig will provide efficiency, accuracy, and interchangeability.