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 : 

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Design Labs use Trotec Laser to create innovative products

More and more design labs use Trotec laser technology in order to speed up the process of creating innovative products. Explore the design mentality of Nike and see how a Trotec Laser helps Nike in their product development process.




Laser Cutters for Prototyping and Digital Fabrication

Lasers are a flexible tool suited for working with prototypes and experimental setups. When using graphics programs your drawings and designs will be sent directly to the laser, allowing your ideas to be recognized and tested instantly. Many different materials are used for tinkering, making or rapid prototyping: cardboard, paper, MDF, wood, textiles and acrylics might be the most common ones in use. But also synthetic materials, plastics, polystyrene, foils, films, and many more can be perfectly processed.

Contact us

​You want to know more about laser technology for prototyping or Trotec laser cutters in particular?
Our laser experts will be happy to advise you and answer questions about your laser application.


Friday, June 10, 2016

9 Laser Engraving Blogs list by TYKMA Electrox


Pleased to announce that last week we got featured in TYKMA Electrox list of 9 Laser Engraving Blogs You need to follow:  
  1. Laser Cut Design Laboratory – This laser marking blog takes a more creative approach to its content by posting pictures and step-by-step instructions of around-the-house projects the author has created using laser cutters. These projects range from bookshelves to muffin cases.

Make sure to check their list for other great suggestions on laser cutting websites : http://www.permanentmarking.com/9-laser-engraving-blogs-you-need-to-follow/


TYKMA Electrox is a leading manufacturer of industrial laser systems. Each TYKMA Electrox laser marking system comes equipped with the latest MOPA technology, which allows for better precision and accuracy, and is trusted by a wide range of industries all over the world.

Friday, May 27, 2016

Conceptual flowers




White cardboard laser cut flowers prepared to add a 
hint of elegance, beauty & minimalism to your celebration ceremonies
Available to order at asekutkovska (@) gmail.com 

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Cheese Board Set



This tutorial shows you how to create a customized cheese board set with dry erase cheese markers.

Required material:
§  wood cutting board
§  1.6mm white ADA material
§  dry erase marker


Suitable laser machines:
Speedy 100, Speedy 300,
Speedy 400, SP500

Trotec laser used:
Speedy 300, 120 watts, 2.0 inch lens




Step 1 - Preparation
Gather your materials and the names and date of the people getting married

Step 2 - Adjust Graphic
Open the cheese board graphic file in your graphics program and add the first names of the wedding couple and the wedding date at the bottom of the page.  Use any font you like.  Resize the image to fit on your cutting board and send it to the laser.

Step 3 - Laser Settings
Cutting Board
Engraving:
 Power: 100% - Speed: 40% - Frequency: 500 ppi - Air Assist: ON
ADA material Cutting: Power: 40% - Speed: 3% - Frequency: 1000 Hz - Air Assist: ON

Step 4 - Cleaning & Assembly
Clean the cheese Board and Cheese Markers with soap and water.  Package the set together with a dry erase marker.




Tips

§  Make sure that the plastic used is glossy so that the names of the cheeses are easily erasable. 



To create your very own cheese board set you can download the .pdf template from the following link : http://www.troteclaser.com/en-US/Laser-Samples/Wood/Pages/cheese-board.aspx

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Lasercut felt easter decoration

Easter is around the corner and you do not have any decoration? No problem, it only takes two minutes to make this Easter craft with a Trotec laser!




Required material
§  Felt in any color with 622 g/m² 
§  some ribbon


Suitable laser machines:
Speedy 100, Speedy 300,
Speedy 400, SP500

Trotec laser used:
Speedy 400, 80 watts, 2.0 inch lens





Step 1: Design and text
We designed an Easter basket and filled the remaining felt with Easter eggs for hanging, making the most out of the material. 
You can also personalize the Easter basket with the name of the person you want to give it and make the decoration out of various colors of felt.
If you don't want the Easter eggs for hanging, you can create other decorations like napkin rings or flowers to maximize the material use... Feel free to be creative!


Step 2: Laser Settings
Send the file with your personalized Easter elements to the laser.
We have worked with a Speedy 400 with 80 watts laser power and used the following parameters:
Engraving: Power: 33% - Speed: 50% - Frequency: 500 ppi - Air Assist: ON - High Quality
Cutting: Power: 40% - Speed: 2% - Frequency: 1000 Hz - Air Assist: ON
Cutting-in: Power: 10% - Speed: 2% - Frequency: 1000 Hz - Air Assist: ON

It only takes two minutes to make these with the laser!



Step 3: Tie it together
​When the laser is finished, remove the material from the laser, tie the basket with a ribbon together at each end, and attach ribbons to the hanging decoration.

Step 4: Decorate and make presents!
Use these items to decorate your home, your office, or fill the baskets with eggs and candy to make someone an Easter present.

Tips:
§  Weight the felt in your laser and use the Air Assistent that the felt is flat.
§  If you use a Speedy 300 flexx with 80 watts you should raise the power up to 45% and use a 2.5 inch lens. 
§   You can also cut and engrave Easter decorations out of wood and with the Speedmarker GS you can engrave colored Easter eggs in just a few seconds!





That could be also interesting:


We designed an Easter egg with ornaments and the German wish "Frohe Ostern" for "Happy Easter".
You can write other sayings, or the name of the person who you want to give this wooden decoration as an Easter present. Feel free to change the template which we've uploaded for you.

For more information and .pdf laser cutting files please click the following link : http://www.troteclaser.com/en-US/Laser-Samples/Textile/Pages/felt-easter-craft.aspx




Sunday, March 6, 2016

Finished church architecture model









final preparations 



Orthodox church model by Kostel Shekutkovski 
design of parts and spatial concept of model at Laser Cut Design Laboratory 
model has been produced by a combination of laser cut and 3d printing techniques

for more info on creating your models at our studio 
please contact us via: 
asekutkovska ( @ ) gmail.com 


Thursday, February 18, 2016

Laser croquis


Oftentimes I feel like I am drawing with the laser..

Wedding invitations can model and transform the whole character of your celebration.They are a significant part of the carefully crafted design for your special day. In our studio we are exploring possibilities of creating hand drawn sketches translated into laser cut paper to match the conceptual story line of your special day. Detail of a wedding celebration planning in progress. 

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Flux:love



I was always intrigued by this idea of creating the possibility to wear the observations and sensations of the city in a fashion accessory: object: necklace.
When one of my clients approached me to create a custom made necklace I was once again caught in the sketches of my current research focus. The dynamics of movement and the creation of wholeness were the main principles from which I wanted to shape the form and expression of the statement necklace. Two flows that come together creating and existing between actions: reaction are what I tried to express through this custom made necklace that I called simply Flux: love.
Similarly to the urban tissue of Bangkok where I am living, the weavings and intertwined flux realities and illusions are directly portrayed in a wearable urban diagram of the city’s structures and scenarios.