Model making - rocking chair

Our TroCraft Eco material is ideal for model making. You can try it yourself by using the following instructions to build this little rocking chair model.



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Only the latest generation Speedy 400 laser engraver can use the cutting parameters for this application.

Rocking Chair


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Rocking Chair


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Step by step

Step 1

Step 1: Create or import graphic files

Import our graphics and adapt them to suit your needs. 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
Laser cutting of TroCraft Eco for model making
Step 2

Step 2: Laser process TroCraft Eco

The TroCraft Eco sheet musst be placed into the new Trotec Speedy 400 and cover the remaining engraving area. The new OptiMotion™ path planning function, will automatically change the cutting speed to the geometry being cut.  The laser machine being used and the available laser power will determine the parameters:

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


The new OptiMotion™ function on the Speedy 400 makes it very easy to determine cutting parameters.  A simple long straight line will define the right speed at 100% power. 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. Make sure, however, that the frequency is adjusted accordingly at high speeds (e.g. to 2000Hz or 3000Hz) to obtain a uniform cutting line.

Step 3

Step 3: Assemble the rocking chair

By putting the three parts of the rocking chair together, the model rocking chair is now ready.

Nature meets modernity with TroCraft Eco

TroCraft Eco is an environmentally-friendly wood sheet which is produced without using additives. It is fully biodegradable and emission-free. TroCraft Eco is made from pure cellulose fibre and is suitable for use in custom, modern designs due to its stability, flexibility and durable formability. It is perfect for interior design, sustainable toys, model making or product and industrial design.

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Try designing a complete interior for a doll house.  Combine thicker TroCraft boards for statically stressed furniture.

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