Model making is now environmentally friendly thanks to TroCraft Eco. Create your own rocking chair model using TroCraft Eco by following the simple step-by-step guide below. 


Preparation

What do you need?

Trotec machine used:

Please note that the parameters suggested for this project are for the NEW Speedy 400 laser engraver.

Graphic files:

Download graphic files


Step by Step

Step 1: Create or import graphic files

Using your selected design software, import and edit the project template. Once ready, print the file to your Trotec laser machine with the following recommended settings:

Process mode Resolution Cut line
Standard Job 500 dpi none
Halftone Others
Color Optimised geometries, inner geometries first

Step 2: Laser process TroCraft Eco

Lay the TroCraft Eco sheet onto the bed of your new Trotec Speedy 400. We suggest using the cutting table. Cover the remaining bed area for cleaner cut lines and a higher quality end result. The quality is further boosted with the new OptiMotion™ path planning function, which adjusts the cutting speed automatically to adapt to the geometry being cut. Note that the parameters may vary depending on the laser and 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

Tip:

Thanks to the new OptiMotion™ function, it's easy to determine the cutting parameters for the the new Speedy 400. To find the right settings for your chosen material, test at 100% speed. If the parameter cuts through at the selected speed, this is the right choice to use for any projects using this material. This means the parameter will still offer the same quality cut result on angular shapes or detailed, small, circular geometries. To ensure a clean cut line we recommend that you adjust the speed by adjusting the frquency.


Step 3: Assemble the rocking chair

Simply assemble the three components and you've created your own rocking chair model.


A sustainable future with TroCraft Eco

TroCraft Eco is an environmentally friendly wood sheet manufactured from pure cellulose fiber. It is fully biodegradable, emission and additive free and is perfectly suited for a range of applications that require stability, flexibility and a strong rigid structure. TroCraft Eco can be used for product and industrial design applications, interior design, sustainable toys and model making.

Try it for yourself


Inspiration

Once you have mastered the rocking chair model, why not attempt a complete interior, e.g. for a doll house. Combine thicker TroCraft boards for furniture requiring more support. Let your imagination run wild!


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