love locks

Try This: Love Locks - Laser Engraved Padlocks

Josh Stephens is the owner of Lasers Plus. Formerly, he was the lead applications expert for Trotec Laser. He has been in the industry for over seven years.

What are love locks? You can see them on bridges all around the world. Typically the lovers’ names or initials are engraved on the padlock, and the key is thrown away to symbolize their endless love.

Required Material

A padlock made from anodized aluminum

A piece of wood or acrylic to build a tray for stability, or some plasticine

Step 1: Build a tray

To keep the padlocks stable during the laser engraving process, you can:

  • make a tray from wood or acrylics
  • fix the lock with some plasticine (if you are only producing one of two custom pieces at time)

Step 2: Design and laser process
Open your pre-selected template or create your own individual design and send it to the laser.

Engraving parameters
Power: 20%; speed: 10%; frequency: 1000 ppi; air assist: ON; high quality: ON