In today's tutorial, we will demonstrate to you how we used 3mm thick TroGlass to create a custom jig for marking on data plates. Creating a custom jig can be very useful, helping you to provide repeatability, accuracy. and interchangeability during mass production of laser engraved products. A wide variety of engraving materials are available at Trotec for multiple uses. Browse product line: www.engraving-supplies.co.za
TroGlass 3 mm, but you can use any material to produce this jig.
It's always a good idea to make use of a measuring caliper for accurately measuring the items that the jig is being created for. When working with acrylic make sure your bed is complete sealed off to create a nice clean edge.
Feel free to get creative and create your own design or simply use our provided template. Upload it to the laser with the recommended laser parameters provided below. The parameters might vary depending on the machine used and the available laser power.
Step 2: Laser process
Depending on the material that you are planning to use for laser processing to create a jig, make sure you are processing it accordingly. Such as masking off your bed, activate the exhaust system or select the laser table.
We used standard laser parameters from JobControl.