Everyone loves Batman, especially my kids. So i put together these little emblems for, um, the kids. Yea for the kids. As well as for a demo of the types of things we can make with acrylic and our laser.
I started out by downloading a Batman emblem (JPG) from the web and importing it into Corel Draw, from there i quickly created 'curves' or traces of the emblem for use in creating the acrylic shapes.
Method One: Straight cut out form Yellow Acrylic. Using a vector outline of the emblem the laser cutout the shape in just 1:31. I have a black truck, this will look pretty sweet on there.
Method Two: Engrave the batman emblem into a yellow piece of acrylic. Using 40% power on the laser i get a relief of the emblem in the acryilic about 1/16" deep. The laser just sweeps back and forth and raster's the design. It then cuts out the oval shape surrounding the emblem. This took about 12 minutes of laser time. To finish this, before removing the masking i spray painted the engraved area, first with black enamel and then with clear coat.
Method Three: Cut out a batman emblem from a piece of yellow acrylic and then cut out the oval shape so we have a 'void' emblem. Then use the same dimension Batman emblem and cut it out of 1/4" black acrylic. The laser kerf is perfect for a nice tight fit. I should note the yellow being used through out here is 3/16", 1/16" thinner than the black acrylic for a raised emblem. This emblem is also 'double sided' or reversible. We then take the black and glue it into the yellow. This method used about 4 minutes of laser time.
The very cool results are pictured below.