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Try This: Laser Engrave Lucky Charm Tags

David Stevens is the Industrial Applications Manager at Trotec Laser. 

Combine aluminum tags with other materials to make personalized lucky charms for the new year.

Required materials:

  • Aluminum tags, round and large (32mm) in any color
  • TroLase 1.6mm in various colors
  • TroGlass 3mm in various colors
  • Plywood 3mm
  • Chain or key ring

Note: TroLase and TroGlass are used in this example, but you can use an equivalent engraving material from another manufacturer.

Machine used:

  • Speedy 360 80 watt
  • 2" lens
  • Vacuum table with acrylic grid for TroLase and acrylic
  • Honeycomb cutting tabletop for wood

Note: For this application sample, you can use any laser machine from the Speedy laser engraver series, or an equivalent from another manufacturer.

Tip: To engrave a whole series of tags, we recommend using a jig.

Aluminum Tag

Step One: Design

(All images courtesy Trotec)

Import our template and tailor it to your requirements. Send the job to the laser using the following driver settings.

Print settings:

Step Two: Laser process aluminum tag

The laser parameters may vary depending on the type of laser machine and available laser power.

Laser parameters: engraving

Charm

Step Three: Design

Import our template and adapt it to your requirements. Send the job for each charm to the laser using the following driver settings listed below.

Print settings:

Step Four: Laser process charm

The laser parameters may vary depending on the type of laser machine and available laser power. For all materials, we use our standard setting from JobControl.

Step Five: Assembly of tag and charm

To assemble the lucky charm, simply pair the aluminum tag and a pendant of your choice using a bead chain or a keyring. Make this application your own by mixing various colors, materials, and designs.