Quick Tips for Laser Engraving a Clock Face

Accurately mark the hours and minutes

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To efficiently process a job like this, use rotation tools or array functions in your design software. These functions allow images or graphics to be placed at a specific rotation or “degree” around a circle. For a clock, each hour should be engraved at 30-degree intervals, while the minutes should be engraved every half of a degree.

Another option is to download a vector clipart of a clock and modify it as needed. Once the file is complete, the laser effectively and accurately engraves that image into the desired material.


David Stevens, Trotec Laser

David Stevens

David Stevens is renowned in the industry for his teaching abilities and helping customers improve their laser processing techniques. For nearly two decades, he held multiple roles at Universal Laser, including applications la manager, where he built, designed, and produced Universal's catalog of laser parameters and standardized settings, spending more than 25,000+ hours testing and learning all known materials and its reaction with laser processing, becoming an industry leader in laser technology. He recently joined Trotec Laser Inc. as the industrial applications manager and heads the West Coast Applications & Inspiration Lab.

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