Funky wooden fruit bowl

In this step-by-step tutorial we show you how you can create a moden and funky fruit bowl using your Trotec laser and Trotec's solid wood material. The parts fit together without the need for glue.


Preparation

Required Material:

Machine used:

  • Speedy 360, 80 Watts with 2.0" lens
  • Aluminum cutting grid table

You are able to make the fruit bowl using any of the laser machines that fall into the Speedy laser engraver series or SP laser cutter series.

Tip:

We suggest you cover the working are completely with paper and as a result even slightly bent sheets wll become flat.


Step by Step

Step 1: Import design

Import our design template into your design software/graphic program and adapt it according to your preferences. We used the free Autodesk Software 123D Design und 123D Make. Send the graphic to JobControl® using the following parameters.

Print settings

Process Resolution Cut line
Cut Job 1000dpi none
Halftone Others
color enhanced geometries

Info:

Our Solid Wood material is a natural product and thus the characteristics can vary. We suggest you test the parameters before you produce the work piece.


Step 2: Laser process

Set the parameters as per below description. The laser parameters may vary depending on the laser machine and available laser power.

Laser Parameters:

Color Process Power (%) Speed (%) ppi/Hz
red cutting CO2 100 0.70 1000
Passes Air Assist Z-Offset Advanced
1 on - enhanced geometries

Step 3: Post-processing

We suggest to clean the parts while they are still in the machine and the vacuum is on and as a result you can efficiently wipe over the complete surface. You then sort the different parts and assumble your fruit bowl.

Tip:

It is helpful to mark the front of the single pieces with adhesive tape so that you can assemble the pieces correctly.


Inspirations

  • Use two different shades of wood and mix the parts during assembly.
  • Personalise the bowls by adding an engraving design or a name to the pieces. You can produce the bowls in advance and then add your customer's individual engraving afterwards.


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