laser cut wooden calendar

Perpetual calendar of wood and engraving plastic

Offer individual perpetual calendars of wood and engraving plastic.
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Preparation

Required material:

  • Veneer Bamboo 3 mm (119799) - 1 sheet for the back (available at Trotec)
  • TroLase 0,8 mm (L204-203) - 4 quarter sheets for the calendar sheets (available at Trotec)
  • Screws (diam. 5 mm, 20 mm long) with butterfly nut - 2 pieces

Machine used:

  • Trotec Speedy 360
  • 80 Watt with 2" lens

Tip:

Use a honeycomb cutting table


Step by Step

Step 1: Import /create design template

Import our designs into your graphic program and adapt it according to your requirements.

Download PDF files


Step 2: Laser process

Position the material into the laser engraver and cover the rest of the engraving area for optimum exhaust performance. Send the wood laser job  and then the four TroLase jobs to the machine.

Laser Parameters wood:

500 dpi resolution
Cutting: 100 % power, 0,7 % speed, 1000 ppi, air assist on

Laser Parameters TroLase: 

500 dpi resolution
Engraving (black): 35 % power, 30 % speed, 600 ppi, air assist on, z-offset +1mm, HQ mode (advanced material settings)
Cutting (red): 2,5 % power, 0,5 % speed, 1000 Hz, air assist on, z-offset +2mm
Cutting (blue): 25 % power, 2 % speed, 1000 ppi, air assist on, z-offset  +2mm
Cutting (cyan): 50 % power, 2 % speed, 1000 ppi, air assist on

Tips:

Select the following options in JobControl® to get perfect cutting results.

  • Optimized geometries
  • Inner geometries first
  • Engraving from bottom to top reduces the cleaning of the engraved and cut materials

Step 3: Post-processing

Once you have finished the laser process, clean TroLase material with water. Then use two binding screws to fix the calendar sheets and mount the calendar to a wall.