Anodized Aluminum Name Badge for my GF

I’m about 48 hours into full Glowforge ownership (huzzah!!!) . My proofgrade materials have not yet arrived, so I am testing on some of my CNC scraps and supplies. I have some thin anodized aluminum business cards that engrave quite nicely (AMZN Link: http://a.co/cYSJya5). So, My GF now has a name badge:

Settings:
Speed: 200
Power: 100%
Passes: 1
LPI: 450
Focus Depth: 0.04"

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Fun, right?

If I may… I’ve found I’m be able to get away with much faster speed with anodized aluminum. I typically use 1000/100/340. Pardon the expression, but I get laser-sharp results with those settings. Of course, your material may be different from mine, but, hey… if you can get the same results faster, why not, eh? :slight_smile:

Hope that helps you out!

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Great job on it! (And very cool name for your Glowie!) :grinning:

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Ha! Saw this the other day:

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Awesome! Thanks for the feedback!

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Llamas make me think of Winamp.

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I bought some of those last week. The coating is laquer based, not anodized. Similar result, but the settings would likely be different.

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Same here.

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