Laser-cut TroCraft Eco snack bowl

Snack bowl made from TroCraft Eco

Learn in this DIY how to create a foldable snack bowl with our sustainable and ecologically friendly laser material, TroCraft Eco.


Preparation

Required material:

  • 1 sheet of TroCraft Eco 1.0mm
  • Cover material

Discover our TroCraft Eco

Machine used:

Any other machine in the Speedy laser engraver series can make this pattern as well.


Step by Step

Step 1: Design

Load our templates into your program and edit them to suit your needs. Send the images for the snack bowl to your Trotec laser with the below print settings:

Process mode Resolution Cut line
Standard Job 500dpi none
Halftone Others
color Optimized geometries, internal geometries first

Step 2: Laser processing TroCraft Eco

Put the sheet of TroCraft Eco (made of pure cellulose fiber) on your laser's honeycomb cutting table and then block off the rest of the working area to generate a stronger vacuum. The settings you use may be different depending on the type of laser machine and laser power you have available.

Laser parameters:

  Color Process Power (%) Speed (%) ppi/Hz
Engraving Black CO2 engraving 9 50 500
Scratching Red CO2 cutting 24 2 1000
Cutting Blue CO2 cutting 42 2 1000
  Passes Air Assist Z-Offset Advanced
Engraving 1 ON 0mm High Quality
Scratching 1 ON 0mm -
Cutting 1 ON 0mm -

Tip:

The inside of the bowl is the bottom side of the TroCraft sheet.
If you want the engraving to show inside the bowl, then you should first cut out the bowl without engraving. Then, for the second step, take the cut-out bowl, flip it upside down and place it back in the same spot within the laser. Next, set the engraving parameters to active and turn off the cutting settings. This will make it so that your engraved design is seen inside of the bowl.

Material Usage Hints: TroCraft Eco


Step 3: Bending

Delicately fold the four kiss-cut guidelines for the corners. Repeatedly fold them until the edges are crisp. Next, fold the cut lines that are inbetween the other four towards the opposite direction. When you can recognize the folded bowl shape, place the fork through the two slits. Now the bowl can be placed somewhere without losing its shape.


Inspiration

These TroCraft Eco snack bowls are an ideal addition to summer garden parties. Customize your bowls by engraving your company's logo onto them.



Why is TroCraft Eco suitable for this application?

TroCraft Eco is a 100% biodegradable, sustainable material. As a result, this ecologically friendly product is best suited to applications involving food. Thanks to its durability, flexibility and strength, TroCraft Eco works well in personalized, modern projects like our snack bowls.


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