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Create a personalised agate pendant

Instructions

Learn how to engrave a piece of agate stone with a Trotec laser engraver.


Preparation

Required material:

  • Agate disks
  • Leather band

Machine used:

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

For this example, any laser machine from the Speedy laser engraver series can be used.

Tip:

We used the 1.5" lens for this sample because we wanted to engrave a filigree design.


Step by Step

Step 1: Import design

Create your own design or simply import our template. We scanned our agate disk to adapt our design directly to the shape of the stone. Send the job to the laser using the driver settings as following:

Print settings

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

Tip:

For a perfect result of our detailed graphics we used the highest possible resolution of 1000 dpi for our engraving job.


Step 2: Laser Engraving the agate

Position the agate disk into your Trotec Laser engraver and focus on the surface. If the stone is rounded, focus on the average value of the laser engraving area. Create the material parameter settings. The parameters vary depending on the laser machine and laser power.

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:

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


Step 3: Post-processing and assembly

The pendant does not have to be cleaned after engraving. Add a leather band or a pin and your personalised agate pendant is ready.


Inspiration

Logos, aphorisms or congratulations: With a little creativity you can fulfil almost any customer request.



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