Laser Processing Toys

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Laser technology offers great advantages and possibilities for toy makers – you can create wooden toys, collectables, children’s toys and baby toys. You can laser cut intricate parts for construction sets, puzzles and craft supplies, or even personalise existing wooden toys with logos, names and quotes with a Trotec laser engraving machine. Our machines are particularly suitable for processing a wide range of materials, regardless of what the job entails. Engrave and cut with ease!

Materials Suitable for Laser Processing

  • Wood
  • Plywood
  • MDF
  • Plastics
  • Acrylic
  • Textiles
  • Felt
  • Polyester


Examples of Laser Cut & Engraved Toys

Wood is a very popular material for toy making, so laser technology is a great addition to the craft. Laser cutting wood leaves a dark cutting edge, while laser engraving it leaves a brownish mark. This can serve as a great, unique and classic design element. You can create high quality, creative products for a wide range of applications.

Areas of Application:

  • Puzzles
  • Construction Kits
  • Wooden Toys
  • Craft Supplies
  • School Supplies
  • Handicrafts
  • Creative Design
  • Educational Toys

“Why should I buy a laser for cutting and engraving toys?”

Utilising a laser machine is a cost-effective way to produce individual jobs, small or large series productions and much more. A precise laser cut can create custom-fit parts with the finest geometries, allowing you to make every toy unique – add logos, names and decorations.

Function & Advantages of Laser Technology

Contactless Processing

  • No need to fixate material
  • Material will not warp or distort

Advantages of a Trotec laser

  • Multifunctional table concept for easy handling

Digital Manufacturing

  • All designs can be created in your usual graphics program and then sent to the laser machine using the ‘print’ command
  • No time-consuming programming required

Advantages of a Trotec laser

  • JobControl® Laser Software: Simple, efficient, intuitive

Fine Tool

  • Very precise geometries can be cut

Advantages of a Trotec laser

  • High-quality optics and the best beam quality

No Tool Wear

  • Laser beam will not be damaged while processing
  • No need to replace parts again and again

Advantages of a Trotec laser

  • CeramiCore laser sources have a particularly long service life

No Shavings

  • When processing wood, it is physically vaporised by the laser. This means there are no shavings, dust or debris to worry about

Advantages of a Trotec laser

  • The gases produced are removed and filtered by intelligent Trotec exhaust systems

Characteristic & Productive

  • Engrave in colour for a decretive element to your work
  • No cleaning required, aside from a possible quick wipe-down
  • Engravings are achieved in seconds

Advantages of a Trotec laser

  • Speedy series: The fastest laser engravers on the market, with a maximum engraving speed of 4.2 m/sec and an acceleration of 5g
"Our Trotec Speedy 500 provides the speed and accuracy necessary for the fine detail work we do at Miniature Scenery. The control systems and ease of use means we can quickly turn a prototype 3D rendering into a physical 3D model. With the added ongoing support offered by the Trotec team I would not look at any other laser in future."
- Tim Wagstaff - Miniature Scenery -

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Tips for Laser Cutting & Laser Engraving Toys

“Can I laser cut and engrave any wood?”

Seeing as wood is a natural material, you need to consider a few factors before you drive right in. These include the density and resin content of your chosen wood. Soft woods, like balsa, require very little laser power and can be cut very quickly. However, hardwood is much denser and requires more laser power. MDF, which consists of glue and wood fibres, should always be used with compressed air. If you’re still unsure of which wood to choose, Trotec sells a range of laser wood in many different finishes, thicknesses and colours.

Browse Trotec’s Laser Wood

“Will my wood engraving always be dark?”

The brownish-coloured laser engraving finish is very common among all laser machines, Trotec included. But, when you process a varnished wood with the appropriate laser settings, you can achieve that desirable white engraving. To do this, we always recommend low power and high speed.

“Help! There is smoke in the processing area. What do I do?”

Wood laser processing is a sublimation process. That means that the solid material is being converted directly into a gaseous form through combustion. Dust is also formed during this process, which is then perceptible as smoke. So, when you are processing wood, we recommend the use of an efficient extraction system. This will help you achieve those perfect engraving and cutting results. Additionally, the service life of the laser machine can also be prolonged if you’re using an extraction system.

Areas of application

  • puzzles
  • construction kits
  • wooden toys
  • craft supplies
  • school supplies
  • handicrafts
  • creative design
  • educational toys


  • toys
  • school supplies
  • arts and crafts
  • children's toys
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