• 1
    Mixing the powder

    Mixing the material: Synthetic Ruby is made from two materials, alumina oxide and chromium oxide. Both have low health risk, but precaution should be made not to inhale the fine powders. I have tested with 90% alumina oxide and 10 % chromium oxide. Also as low as 5% chromium oxide. I mix small portions and I get great results. Just mix the two with a small stick, cover and set aside.

  • 2
    Eching the tile

    For this you need to make a jig to hold the tile in place so that the registration will be very accurate. I burn slow and at full power. Lettering, spirals, etc.  I use air assist to remove the excess ceramic coating.

  • 3
    Adding the powder ontop of the tile

    I just put about 1mm (1/16") of the powder on the spiral pattern flatten it down, turn off the air assist, set the tile back in place and start the burn over.