Model making: Rocking chair

made from our new, environmentally safe material

Make your own miniature rocking chair model using our step-by-step instructions, design file and video tutorial below. For our rocking chair model, we used our environmentally safe and durable TroCraft Eco pure cellulose fiber material. Due to its low weight and easy processing, this material is ideal for this application.


Required material:

Machine used:

The cutting parameters for this application can be used only on a Speedy 400 laser engraver of the latest generation.

Graphic files:

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Step by Step

Step 1: Create or import graphic files

Import our graphics and adapt them to your preferences. Then send the graphics to your Trotec laser using the following settings:

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

Step 2: Laser process TroCraft Eco

Place the TroCraft Eco sheet into the new Trotec Speedy 400 and cover the remaining engraving area. Thanks to the new OptiMotion™ path planning function, the cutting speed will automatically adapt to the geometry being cut. The parameters can vary depending on the laser machine used and the available 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


Thanks to the new OptiMotion™ function, determining cutting parameters with the new Speedy400 is child's play. 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 cutting line.

Step 3: Assemble the rocking chair

Put the three parts of the rocking chair together, and the model building rocking chair is ready.

Nature meets modernity with TroCraft Eco

TroCraft Eco is produced without using additives, is fully biodegradable and emission-free. TroCraft Eco is made from pure cellulose fiber and can be used for customized, modern designs due to its stability, flexibility and durable formability. This environmentally-friendly wood sheet is perfect for interior design, sustainable toys, model making or product and industrial design.

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Design a complete interior e.g. for a doll house. You can also combine thicker TroCraft boards for statically stressed furniture.

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