Thursday, September 15, 2016

Trotec Lasers DIY Samples : Acrylic Sports Trophies

Would you like to make a personalized sports trophy? In this tutorial we show you how you can make a not only an impressive award, but one that stands out from the rest.



Preparation

Required material

Other materials
  • Acrylic 0.118" Beige
  • 2 binding screws (shaft diameter: 1/8", length: 1.6")
  • 20 x washers (external diameter: 0.39")

Trotec laser used for this application
Speedy 400flexx, 120 watts, 2” lens
Tip: Use an acrylic cutting grid table or acrylic slat cutting table for accuracy


Step by Step

Step 1: Preparation


Choose which colours you want to use to personalize the trophies. Ensure that there’s a good amount of contrast between the individual layers of acrylic.

TIP:
When ordering, ensure that the TroGlass Satins 3mm Lemon Green Translucent sheet has double-sided adhesive film on one of the sides.



Step 2: Laser Process​


Cut out the 15 elements from the acrylic sheets. We recommend using an acrylic cutting grid table for a precise cut. Cover the rest of your table and remove the protective film from the top side (adhesive).

LASER PARAMETERS
Scoring (red):
Performance: 5%, Speed: 1%, Frequency: 1000 Hz, Air Assist: ON, Z-Offset: 4mm
Cutting (blue):
Performance: 30%, Speed: 0.2%, Frequency: 5000 Hz, Air Assist: ON
These parameters can be downloaded directly in the download section and imported into your JobControl® material database for your own use.

TIPS:
Select these two options in JobControl® to get perfect cutting results..
  • Optimized geometries
  • Inner geometries first

Step 3: Assembly


Compile all the cut TroGlass elements in the correct order and have the binding screws and washers ready for use.
Then attach the different parts and layers to each other by fastening the screws tightly.

Here's a short video to show how it can be done


More info on templates & job controls are available on the following link : 

City narratives collection by Aleksandra Shekutkovska

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