Laser Origami Pen Holder
by peter_, published
The settings I used for our 60W Trotec laser for 2mm acrylic are:
First stage (Black/Cut): 100% Power, 1% speed, 2 passes, air assist on. Make sure all the cuts have fallen out before proceeding to the second stage.
Second stage (Blue/Bend): 100% Power, 20% speed, 30 passes, air assist off. Z axis +~3 inches (you'll need to calibrate this)
Third stage (Green/Final cut): 100% Power, 1% speed, 1 pass, air assist on.
The support structure is designed for 3mm MDF, and is press-fit and reconfigurable. The bottom wears quickly, since the defocused laser hits it, and it heats rather than cuts. If you use it more than once or twice it may flare up -- so you may wish to put something down to absorb the defocused laser. In either case it goes without saying that you should watch it very carefully at all times.
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Unfortunately I think they're in arbitrary units, so I'm not able to translate it, but it's very fast -- it heats the 10cm bend and back in about a second (or less). If the bend is cutting then I suspect it needs to be defocused a lot more. I also don't heat up right on the bend, but just beside it, and at slightly different locations. Maybe that helps?
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