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3D bullet labyrinth made of TroLase ADA Signage

Step-by-Step Instruction

Make this exciting 3D bullet labyrinth using TroLase ADA Signage and your Trotec laser.


Preparation

Required material:

  • 1/4 TroLase ADA Signage 3,2mm, black
  • 1/4 TroLase ADA Signage 3,2mm, white
    (materials available at Trotec
  • Paper to cover the engraving table
  • a marble ( Ø max. 12mm)

Machine Used:

  • Speedy 360, 80 watts
  • 2" lens
  • Vacuum table
  • Acrylic cutting grid

For this sample you can use any laser machine from the Speedy laser engraver series.

Tips:

We used the 2" lens because the design of the connectors in the graphic file have been adapted for this kerf.


Step by Step

Step 1: Import design

Design your box or use our template. Send the file to the laser using the following print settings:

Process mode Resolution Cut line
Cut Job 1000 dpi none
Halftone Others
color enhanced geometries, inner geometries first

Tip:

We created a file on makeabox.io for the base frame of the labyrinth and adapted the file for ADA material. For TroLase ADA Signage enter a value of 0,2 mm into the field entitled "kerf."


Step 2: Laser process TroLase ADA Signage

Place the acrylic cutting grid into your laser and cut the outer walls and the bottom out of the black TroLase ADA Signage. For the playing field, we used the white ADA Signage with the same parameters. We scratched the positions of the individual "labyrinth inner walls" on the playing field so that we could assemble them correctly.

The parameters required may vary depending on the laser power and the machine used.

Laser Parameters

Color Process Power (%) Speed (%) ppi/Hz
Scratching: red cut CO2 10 1.5 1000
Marking letters: blue cut CO2 25 1.5 1000
"Wide" scratching: cyan cut CO2 20 1.5 1000
Cutting: green cut CO2 95 0.8 1000
Passes Air Assist Z-Offset Advanced
1 on 1 mm -
1 on 2 mm -
1 on 4 mm -
1 on -1.6 mm -

Tip:

For a clean end result, leave the protective foil on the material during laser processing. But don't forget that you will have to remove the foil from every single piece!


Step 3: Cleaning and assembly

Remove the protective foil and clean the surface with multi-purpose cleaner and a soft cloth. Then stick the bottom and one long side part together. Insert the playing field into the holding slots and add one of the short side parts. Close the construction with the two missing side parts. Finally, position the single "walls" of the labyrinth into the marked areas. Now your unique 3D bullet labyrinth is ready.

Tip:

Clean the edges with an alcohol-based cleaner or solution to prevent them from losing their color.


Inspiration

  • Create playing fields with different levels of difficulty. You can offer various products with one base frame.
  • Combine TroLase ADA Signage and veneered wood to add a touch of exclusivity.


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