Model Making: Rocking Chair

Made from our New, Eco-Friendly Material

Our TroCraft Eco material is ideal for model making.

You can try it yourself by using the following instructions to build a miniature rocking chair model.


Required Materials:

Machine and Accessories Used:

NOTE: The cutting parameters for this application are NOT compatible with older Speedy 400 models.

Step by Step

Step 1: Import Design and Adjust Laser Settings

Import our graphics and adapt the artwork according to your preferences. Using the following settings, send the file to your Trotec laser:

Process mode Resolution Cut line
Standard Job 500 dpi None
Halftone Others
Color Optimized Geometries, Inner Geometries First

Step 2: Laser Cut and Engrave the TroCraft Eco Material

Place the TroCraft Eco sheet into the new Trotec Speedy 400, and cover the remaining engraving area. The laser's new OptiMotion™ path planning function automatically optomizes the cutting speed and acceleration based on the geometry.

NOTE: The parameters can 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


The new OptiMotion™ function allows you to easily determine the cutting parameters for your application with the new Speedy 400. Define the right speed at 100% power by drawing a long, straight line. If you are satisfied with the laser's cut using a specific speed, you can adopt the setting for any cutting application on this material (regardelss of whether you are creating large and angular shapes or detailed and small circular geometries). Simply ensure that you adjust the frequency accordingly at high speeds (e.g., to 2000Hz or 3000Hz) to obtain a uniform cutting line.

Step 3: Assemble the Rocking Chair

Fit the three pieces of the rocking chair together, and your miniature rocking chair is ready!

Nature Meets Modernity with TroCraft Eco

TroCraft Eco is produced without using additives, and it is fully biodegradable and emission-free. This environmentally-friendly material is comprised of pure cellulose fiber, and can be used for custom, modern designs due to its stability, flexibility and durable formability. A TroCraft Eco wood sheet is ideal for interior design use, sustainable toy manufacturing, model making, as well as product and industrial design applications.

Convince Yourself


  • Design a complete interior (e.g., for a dollhouse)
  • Combine thicker TroCraft Eco boards to construct statically-distressed furniture

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