Model making: Rocking chair

This project introduces a new, environmentally sustainable material available from Trotec.

TroCraft Eco material is not only the perfect choice for model making, but it's also environmentally friendly. You can create your own rocking chair model using TroCraft Eco and the templates below.


Required material:

Machine used:

Please note that the cutting parameters for this project are specifically for the NEW Speedy 400 laser engraver.

Graphic files:

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Step by Step

Step 1: Create or import graphic files

Import the graphics template into your chosen design software. Feel free to edit them to suit. Simply print the file to your Trotec laser with the following suggested settings:

Process mode Resolution Cut line
Standard Job 500 dpi none
Halftone Others
Color Optimised geometries, inner geometries first

Step 2: Laser process TroCraft Eco

Place the TroCraft Eco sheet onto the bed of the new Trotec Speedy 400 with the cutting table in place. To improve the quality of the finished project, cover the remaining engraving area for cleaner cuts. The quality is further boosted with the new OptiMotion™ path planning function, which adjusts the cutting speed automatically to adapt to the geometry being cut. The parameters may vary depending on the laser machine used and the available laser power:

Laser parameters:

Laser process Color Process Power (%) Speed (%) ppi/Hz
Engraving Black Engrave CO2 15 100 500
Scratching Red CO2 Cutting 80 10 3000
Cutting Blue CO2 Cutting 100 4 2000
Passes Air ASsist Z-offset Direction Path planning Advanced
1 ON 0mm Top Down - High Quality
1 ON 4mm - Throughput LC 0
1 ON 0mm - Throughput LC 20


Thanks to the new OptiMotion™ function, it's easy to determine the cutting parameters for the the new Speedy400. To find the right parameter, test at 100% speed. When the setting cuts through at the selected speed, this is the right setting to use for any projects using this material. This means the parameter will still offer the same quality cut result on angular shapes or detailed, small circular geometries. We reccomend that you compensate for the high speeds by adjusting the frequency  (e.g. to 2000Hz or 3000Hz) to ensure a clean cut line.

Step 3: Assemble the rocking chair

Simply assemble the three components and you've created your own rocking chair model.

A sustainable future with TroCraft Eco

TroCraft Eco is manufactured from pure cellulose fiber, is fully biodegradable, and emission and additive free. It's suitable for a wide range of applications that require stability, flexibility and a stong and rigid structure. TroCraft Eco is an environmentally-friendly wood sheet perfectly suited to interior design, sustainable toys, model making and product and industrial design applications.

Try it for yourself


Design a complete interior e.g. for a doll house. You can also combine thicker TroCraft boards for furniture requiring more support.

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