Laser cut and engrave toys

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Laser cut delicate parts for construction sets, puzzles or craft provides for toys, or personalise wooden toys with logos, names or sayings with laser engraving. Trotec laser engraving machines are significantly suitable for processing a large vary of materials, whether the job includes serial production or individual items.

Materials suitable for laser processing

  • wood
  • plywood
  • MDF
  • plastics
  • acrylic
  • textiles
  • felt
  • polyester

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Examples of laser-cut and laser-engraved toys

Wood is a common material for toys, therefore the flexibility of the laser is of great advantage. The dark cutting edge and the brownish or whitish coloured engraving serve as extraordinary design parts. produce high-quality, artistic finish products for a large vary of applications.

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What is the point of buying a laser for laser cutting and engraving toys?

Using a laser is a cost-efficient way to create individual pieces, a small series, or a large series. A precise laser cut creates customised parts with the finest geometries, allowing you to make every toy unique by adding logos, names and decorations on different materials.

Function and advantages of laser technology

Contactless processing

  • No time-consuming fixation of material in contrast to milling
  • No distortion of the material

Advantages of a Trotec laser

Multi-functional table concept for easy handling

Easy digital manufacturing

  • Designs are created in the usual graphics program and sent to the laser using a print command
  • Time-consuming programming as with CNC milling is not required

Advantages of a Trotec laser

  • JobControl® Laser Software: Simply intuitive. Efficient work.

Fine tool

  • Precise geometries can be cut

Advantages of a Trotec laser

  • High-quality optics and best beam quality

No tool wear

  • No abrasion of the laser beam during material processing
  • No costs for new tools compared to a milling machine

Advantages of a Trotec laser

  • CeramiCore laser sources with a particularly long service life

No shavings

  • The wood is vaporized by the laser. There are no shavings compared to other technologies.

Advantages of a Trotec laser

  • The gases produced are efficiently removed and filtered by Trotec exhaust systems.

Characteristic and productive engraving

  • Colored engraving as a decorative element
  • Time-consuming "clearing" as with milling is no longer required, engraving is achieved within seconds

Advantages of a Trotec laser

  • Speedy series: The fastest laser engraver on the market with a max. engraving speed of 3.55 m / sec and an acceleration of 5 g.

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Tips for laser cutting and laser engraving of toys

Wood is a popular material for toys. Can you laser cut and engrave any wood?

Since wood is a natural material, take care to consider factors similar to the density and the resin content of the wood you are processing. Soft woods, resembling balsa, require less laser power and can be cut more quickly. Hardwood, on the opposite hand, is denser thus it requires more laser power. For MDF, which consists of affixed wood fibers, we tend to suggest using compressed gas.

Is wood engraving always dark?

The brownish-colored laser engraving is very popular. When you process varnished wood with the correct laser settings, you can also achieve a white engraving. To do this, we recommend very low power at high speed.

What can you do when there is smoke in the processing area?

Laser processing of wood is a sublimation method. That is, the solid material is converted directly into gaseous state through combustion. Here conjointly dust is created, which is perceptible as smoke. For wood processing, we thus recommend the utilization of an efficient extraction system. Thereby you attain perfect engraving and cutting results. additionally, the service lifetime of your laser machine can therefore be prolonged. That is, extraction with most rate of flow is essential when it involves wood processing with lasers.