laser acrylic christmas treen

Acrylic Christmas Tree

Use acrylic to make this extraordinary Christmas tree. (To browse full materials range, please visit www.trotec-materials.com)


Preparation

Required material:

  • half sheet of 3 mm TroGlass of any color, available at trotec
  • fabric band or nylon cord
  • super glue
  • Christmas decoration

Machine used:

  • Speedy 400 flexx
  • 120 Watt with 2" lens

You can also use machines from the SP series. If you are using other machines from the Speedy series, please adjust the cutting file according to the table size.

Important:

Use the acrylic grid cutting table for perfect cutting results on acrylic.


Step by Step

Step 1: Import /create design template

Import our design template into your graphic program or make your own design. Then send your design to the laser.

 Print settings

process mode resolution cut line
Standard 500 dpi none
halftone others
color enhanced geometries
inner geometries first

Step 2: Laser process

Laser cutting TroGlass acrylic creates elegant, polished edges. Position the acrylic sheet into your laser and cover the rest of the table to maximize the exhaust power. Remove the protective foil after the laser process.

Laser Parameters

colour process power (%) speed (%) ppi/HZ
red cutting CO2 30 0.2 5000
passes Air Assist Z-Offset Advanced
1 on 0 -

Info:

  • We used the standard laser parameters from JobControl, which are optimized for quality
  • To download material parameters used for JobControl, go to www.troteclaser.com

Step 3: Post-processing

To assemble the Christmas tree, thread the bands through the single rings starting with the smallest one.

Fasten the rings with knots or use super glue to hold them in position. In our sample we used a distance of 25 - 30 cm between the rings.

Now let your creativity flow and decorate the acrylic tree with any items you like.


ATTENTION:

Do not use candles with real flames for this acrylic tree. Use electrical candles or light chains to illuminate the tree.


Inspirations

  • You can refine the design by adding engravings or changing the shape of the cutting contour.
  • For a taller tree with more rings, use a second acrylic sheet and integrate the additional rings into the tree.