The team at the Engravers Register loves experimenting with new machines and new innvoations which could make our lives easier. We asked our Premium Sponsor teams at Trotec Laser Australia and evright.com to have a play, experiment and report back to us. Popping into the Trotec Laser showroom, where they had numerous Trotec Speedy laser’s on hand is a wonderful way to experiment with different equipment and materials. In this case, collectively they decided to use the Trotec Speedy 500 to make an iPhone holder with a difference.
The Engravers Register wanted to film the cutting process within laser cutters but naturally due to radiation and smoke, we can’t do that when the cover is lifted which causes focusing and clarity issues. We want the camera to be held straight towards the material being cut. After much discussion about the benefits of blackberry vs iPhone, we decided to use an iPhone as it has superior auto-focus when taking videos. The challenge to our Sponsors was to create this for us.
Using the Trotec Speedy 500 , they cut 3mm thick MDF board until they had a design that worked.
Their first prototype worked very well so they decided to kick it up a notch and an acrylic version, which also included a mechanism that allowed the phone to be angled up or down about 15 degrees using a slanted slotting system! Us here at Engravers Register were suitably impressed.
iPhone holder ready for prime time!
What kind of results can you produce with their invention? Below is a picture of the set-up followed by a video of the results – laser etched with a Trotec Speedy 300 Flexx. Impressive! The team at Engravers Register thanks our Premium Sponsors evright.com and Trotec Laser for letting us release such a wonderful innovation.
Applications for our engraving businesses
Have a think about how this mechanism could benefit you in your engraving business by having such a close ‘eye’ on laser proceedings and make one of your own!