Finished laser cut solid wood fruit bowl

Wooden fruit bowl

This tutorial shows you how to produce a modern solid wood fruit bowl with your Trotec laser cutting machine. Once cut the parts can be assembled without glue. For more information about laser cutting and engraving wood, visit our application page.


Preparation

Required Materials:

Laser machine used:

  • Speedy 360, 80 Watts with 2.0" lens
  • Aluminium laser cutting grid table

This sample can be created with any Speedy laser engraving machine or SP laser cutter machine.

Important information:

By covering the free laser bed space with paper even slightly bent material can be rectified.


Step by Step

Step 1: Import design templates

Begin by importing our design template into your graphics software and adjusting as required. We used the free Autodesk Software 123D Design and 123D Make. Once you are happy with the graphic send it to the JobControl® laser software using the following parameters.

Print settings

Process Resolution Cut line
Cut Job 1000dpi none
Halftone Others
colour enhanced geometries

 

 

Important information:

The characteristics of individual wood sheets can vary due to wood being a natural product. We recommend that you test the parameters on spare material prior to producing the final work piece.


Step 2: Laser processing

Set the parameters as described below. They may vary depending on your laser machine and it's available laser power.

Laser Parameters:

Color Process Power (%) Speed (%) ppi/Hz
red cutting CO2 100 0.70 1000
Passes Air Assist Z-Offset Advanced
1 on - enhanced geometries

Step 3: Post-processing

Clean the parts while they are still in the machine and the vacuum is on. This allows you to efficiently wipe the complete material surface. Sort the individual parts and assemble them.

Tip:

It is helpful to mark the front of the single pieces with adhesive tape as this makes it easier to identify them post-processing.


Inspiration

  • You can cut the parts of the bowl from different types of wood and mix them during assembly.
  • A fruit bowl can be personalised with a laser engraving. This is ideal as it allows you to create a standard bowl then add personalisation later in line with customer orders.
  • Additional wood applications can be found here.


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