Snack Dish made using TroCraft Eco

Snack Dish made with TroCraft Eco

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In today's lesson we’ll demonstrate how to fabricate your own collapsable snack dish using TroCraft Eco, our sustainable and eco-friendly laser material.


Preparation

Needed material:

  • 1 full piece of TroCraft Eco 1.0mm
  • Overlay fabric of your choice

Discover our TroCraft Eco

Trotec laser used:

Remember, one could make the same pattern using our other laser machines within the Speedy laser engraver series.


Step by Step

Step 1: Design

Upload the provided images and adapt them as you feel fit. Transfer the images for the snack dish to your Trotec laser using the below printer settings:

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

Step 2: Laser processing TroCraft Eco

Position the TroCraft Eco (which consists of pure cellulose fiber) on the honeycomb cutting table in your laser and cover the remainder of the work space to ensure a stronger vacuum. The parameters can differ depending on the laser machine used and laser power available.

Laser parameters:

  Color Process Power (%) Speed (%) ppi/Hz
Engraving Black CO2 engraving 9 50 500
Scratching Red CO2 cutting 24 2 1000
Cutting Blue CO2 cutting 42 2 1000
  Passes Air Assist Z-Offset Advanced
Engraving 1 ON 0mm High Quality
Scratching 1 ON 0mm -
Cutting 1 ON 0mm -

Tip:

Take note that the inside of the snack dish is the bottom of the sheet.
If you would like to see the engraving on the inside, cut the dish out first (without engraving). In step 2, we'll remove the cut dish and place it upside down in the same place you had it in the laser before. Now set your engraving parameters to active and deactivate the two cutting parameters. This will create the engraved pattern, visible on the inside of the dish at a later stage.

Material Usage Hints: TroCraft Eco


Step 3: Bending

Gently bend the four marked fold lines. Repeat the bending until the edges fold easily. In the following step, bend the four middle cut lines in the opposite direction. When you start to see a folded dish shape, place the fork into the two recesses. Now you can put the dish aside and it will still hold its shape.


Inspiration

The snack dishes made using TroCraft Eco are ideal for summer garden parties. Make your dishes your own by engraving your company or club logo.



Why could you used TroCraft Eco for this application?

TroCraft Eco is a sustainable and 100% biodegradable product. This eco-friendly product is therefore ideally suited for food applications. Due to its stability, flexibility and durable formability, TroCraft Eco can be used for individual, modern designs such as snack dishes.


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