Wall clock from TroLase ADA Signage

Use TroLase ADA Signage to make a fancy wall clock.
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Preparations

Required material:

  • 1/4 sheet of TroLase ADA Signage 1.6 mm black with adhesive foil
  • 1/4 sheet of TroLase ADA Signage 1.6mm light grey
  • Rest of TroLase ADA Signage 1.6 mm red with adhesive foil
    (materials available at Trotec
  • Clockwork
  • Material to cover the engraving table (e.g. paper)
  • Paper tape

Machine used:

  • Speedy 360
  • 80 Watt with 1.5" lens

For this sample we recommend using any laser machine from the Speedy series.

Important:

  • Use the acrylic cutting grid table or the acrylic slat cutting table. They eliminate reflections of the laser beam and deliver super cutting results.
  • Remove the protective foil after laser processing to protect the material from being scratched
  • Due to the filigree graphics we used the 1.5" lens for this sample

Step by Step

Step 1: Import /create design template

Import our design template into your graphic program. Send the jobs 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

For best results, we recommend using the acrylic cutting grid table or the acrylic slat cutting table. They minimize the reflections of the laser beam on the back of the material. Position the ADA sheet into your laser and cover the rest of the table to maximize the exhaust power.

Laser Parameters

Color Process Power (%) Speed (%) ppi/Hz
red Cut CO2 38 0.8 1000
Passes Air Assist Z-Offset Advanced
1 on - -

Info:

  • We used the standard laser parameters from JobControl® optimized for quality. We recommend these settings due to the filigree design. The light grey base plate, however, can be cut with the faster "speed" parameters.
  • The material parameters for JobControl® can be downloaded from www.troteclaser.com

Step 3: Post-processing

Start by removing the protective foil from the base plate. Then remove the protective foil from the adhesive, and glue the two discs together. Then remove the protective foil from the top plate and position the red part. Next, mount the clockwork and this extraordinary design object is ready.


Inspirations

  • You can use other materials such as TroGlass, Acrylic or wood to produce this sample. You can find a large number of materials on www.trotec-materials.com.
  • With the fiber laser from the Speedy flexx, we have been able to mark the watch hands as well.


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