Introduction: Laser Cut Acrylic Key Fob
This was my first laser project that I made at TechShop after I took a laser course.
I wanted to make my son a key fob and I wanted something that was different.
This was made from some 1/4" scrap that was in the bin.
Step 1: Create the Art in Corel Draw
Create an RGB color palette based file in Corel Draw. Red hairlines are the cut lines. I'm using the green just so that I can get some idea on the screen as to how big the letters are.
I used a stencil font so that the that interior of the "A" would not fall out.
After I laser cut the key fob with the initials, I deleted them, and re-ran the file to cut the blue backing piece.
Step 2: Prep the Acrylic and "glue" Together With Weld-On
Take a some 220 sand paper and scratch up the acrylic so that the "Weld-On" will glue the two pieces together.
Carefully apply the weld-on to the acrylic -- watch out because it is very thin.
Wait for it to dry for about 10 minutes, then Insert a key ring.
I made it at Tech Shop.