In this tutorial we'll show you how to use your Trotec laser machine to create a wooden airplane. People of all ages will enjoy this cute toy. For engraving and cutting materials visit www.engraving-supplies.co.uk
We used two different kinds of wood in our sample: * 1 sheet Wood Veneer Cherry 3 mm * 1 sheet Wood Veneer Walnut 3 mm
Material to cover the engraving table (paper is ideal for this)
Laser machine used:
80 Watts with 1.5" lens
Any laser machine from the Speedy series can be used for this sample.
To create this sample use the aluminium cutting grid table as it keeps the laser beam reflections to a minimum.
The 1.5" lens produces less kerf than the 2" lens.
You can find more tips for wood processing here.
Step by Step
Step 1: Import /create design template
Import our design template into your graphic program. You can then adapt it to your requirements.
Our template is designed for 3 mm material. Please adapt the size of the connectors according to the thickness of your wood.
enhanced geometries, inner geometries first
Step 2: Laser processing
Position the wood sheet onto your laser cutting table and cover the rest of the table with your chosen material (such as paper) to maximise the exhaust power. You can now engrave and cut the various parts.
We used the standard laser parameters from JobControl optimised for speed to create this sample