TroCraft Eco is the perfect material for model making, and in this tutorial we will show you how to create a model rocking chair using the material.
- 1 sheet of TroCraft Eco 1.0mm
- Cover material for the laser bed such as paper
Laser machine used:
- The NEW Speedy 400, 120 watts
- 2" lens
- Aluminium cutting grid table
The laser cutting parameters used in this tutorial can only be used on the new Speedy 400 laser engraver.
Import our graphics and adapt them to your requirements. Once adapted send the graphics to your Trotec laser using the following settings:
|Process mode||Resolution||Cut line|
|Standard Job||500 dpi||none|
|Colour||Optimised geometries, inner geometries first|
Load the TroCraft Eco sheet into the new Trotec Speedy 400 and cover the remaining engraving area with paper. Thanks to the new OptiMotion™ path planning function, the laser cutting speed will automatically adapt to the geometry being cut. If you are using a diffrent laser machine the parameters will vary depending on your machine and the available laser power:
|Laser process||Colour||Process||Power (%)||Speed (%)||ppi/Hz|
|Laser engraving||Black||Engrave CO2||15||100||500|
|Laser cutting||Blue||CO2 Cutting||100||4||2000|
|Passes||Air ASsist||Z-offset||Direction||Path planning||Advanced|
|1||ON||0mm||Top Down||-||High Quality|
Thanks to the new OptiMotion™ function, determining laser cutting parameters with the new Speedy 400 is easy. Define the right speed at 100% power simply by means of a long straight line. If the parameter cuts through at the selected speed, you can adopt this setting for any cutting application on this material - whether large, angular shapes or detailed, small circular geometries. Just make sure that you adjust the frequency accordingly at high speeds (e.g. to 2000Hz or 3000Hz) to obtain a uniform laser cutting line.
Once all the components are cut you simply need to assemble the pieces.
TroCraft Eco is made from pure cellulose fiber and produced without using additives. This fully biodegradable material is emission-free when processed, offering a flexible material with durable formability. This environmentally-friendly wood sheet is perfect for interior design, sustainable toys, model making or product and industrial design.
Trocraft Eco can also be used for other applications including designing a complete interior e.g. for a doll house. You can also combine thicker TroCraft sheets for statically stressed furniture.