Introduction: DIY Acrylic Clock by Laser Cutter

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Today we will cut a model by using acrylic material. The model we will cut is a DIY acrylic clock.

Required items:
Material:3mm acrylic Laser head:Standard laser head

Thunder laser used:

Model:Nova 35 laser cutter machine

Laser Tube: 80 watt

Setting: Processing Mode: cut

Speed: 12mm/s

Max power: 50%

Min power: 60%

The settings are only for reference, users need to find the best setting by testing.

Step 1:

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After we design the file in CorelDraw, we send the file to laser software directly by clicking the laser plug-in. Then we input the best setting parameters and “Download” the file to the laser cutter.

Step 2:

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Place the acrylic sheet on the machine working table, move the laser head to the right start position, adjust the focal distance, press “Origin” button to set the starting point, then press “Start” to run the job.

Step 3:

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After the laser finish working, take out the acrylic pieces and assembling them to a DIY acrylic clock.

Tips:
1.The power/speed settings will be different depend on different material and different machine configuration, to get the best setting parameters, users need to test several times. You can download a parameter list from our site is for reference.

http://www.thunderlaser.com/laser-download

2.It’s suggested to use less (or none) air assist during laser cutting acrylic and other materials that are easy to melt after heat, it will help to make the cutting edge more straight and improve the cutting quality a lot.If you want to learn more about our laser cutter, you can also watch our videos:

http://www.thunderlaser.com/laser-download

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