Snack bowl made out of TroCraft Eco

Snack bowl made from TroCraft Eco

In this tutorial we’ll show you how to make a foldable snack bowl using TroCraft Eco, our sustainable and ecological laser material.


Preparation

Required material:

  • 1 sheet of TroCraft Eco 1.0mm
  • Cover material

Discover our TroCraft Eco

Machine used:

Of course, you can also produce this pattern with all other machines in the Speedy laser engraver series.


Step by Step

Step 1: Design

Import our graphics and modify them to your preferences. Send the graphics for the snack bowl to your Trotec laser using the following print settings:

Process mode Resolution Cut line
Standard Job 500dpi none
Halftone Others
color Optimized geometries, internal geometries first

Step 2: Laser processing TroCraft Eco

Place the TroCraft Eco (which consists of pure cellulose fiber) on the honeycomb cutting table in your laser and cover the rest of the work area to create a stronger vacuum. The parameters can differ depending on the laser machine used and laser power available.

Laser parameters:

  Color Process Power (%) Speed (%) ppi/Hz
Engraving Black CO2 engraving 9 50 500
Scratching Red CO2 cutting 24 2 1000
Cutting Blue CO2 cutting 42 2 1000
  Passes Air Assist Z-Offset Advanced
Engraving 1 ON 0mm High Quality
Scratching 1 ON 0mm -
Cutting 1 ON 0mm -

Tip:

The inside of the snack bowl is the underside of the sheet.
If you want to see the engraving on the inside, cut the bowl out first (without engraving). In the second step, take out the cut bowl and place it upside down in the same position in the laser. Now set the engraving parameters to active and deactivate the two cutting parameters. This will later make the engraved pattern visible on the inside of the bowl.

Material Usage Hints: TroCraft Eco


Step 3: Bending

Carefully bend the four scratched fold lines. Repeat this process until the edges fold well. In the next step, bend the four middle cut lines in the opposite direction. When a folded bowl shape is recognizable, then insert the fork into the two recesses. Now you can put the bowl down and it holds its shape.


Inspiration

The snack bowls made of TroCraft Eco are perfect for summer garden parties. Personalize your bowls by engraving your company or club logo.



Why is TroCraft Eco suitable for this application?

TroCraft Eco is a sustainable and 100% ecologically degradable product. This environmentally-friendly product is therefore ideally suited for food applications. Due to its stability, flexibility and durable formability, TroCraft Eco can be used for individual, modern designs such as snack bowls.


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