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.
We suggest you cover the working are completely with paper and as a result even slightly bent sheets wll become flat.
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.
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.
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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.
It is helpful to mark the front of the single pieces with adhesive tape so that you can assemble the pieces correctly.
- 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.