iPhone holder with a difference

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 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 Challenge

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.

Solution decided to design and laser cut an iPhone holder on the Trotec Speedy 500!

Trotec Laser Cutting

Using the Trotec Speedy 500 , they cut 3mm thick MDF board until they had a design that worked.

Trotec Laser Organizing

Trotec Laser Placement

iPhone Laser

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.

laser cut iphone hoder

Trotec Laser Cutting Results

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 and Trotec Laser for letting us release such a wonderful innovation.

iPhone set-up inside of Trotec Laser

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!