Wooden Rocking Chair | 3D Printed Hinges + Laser Cutting

Introduction: Wooden Rocking Chair | 3D Printed Hinges + Laser Cutting

About: Trotec Laser Canada provides laser engraving and laser cutting machines for processing a wide variety of materials. Cut, engrave and mark wood, paper, metal, acrylic, leather, stone, plastics and many more. ...

We've teamed up with Proto3000, our 3D printing distribution partners, and Play Wood, a 3D hinge company from Italy to make this amazing rocking chair. We show how two technologies, laser cutting and 3D printing, can come together and create remarkable projects.

Step 1: Preparing the Files

You can download the artwork files attached either in CorelDraw or Adobe Illustrator. The PDF shows how to assemble the chair together.

To order the 3D hinges you can do so directly here: http://www.playwood.it/physical-products/

Step 2: Laser Cutting the Wood

The 3D printed hinges can fit wood thicknesses from 16mm (0.6") - 19mm (3/4"). We've used 3/4" Baltic Birch Plywood (48" x 24" sheets) with our SP500 laser (200 watt) to do the cutting. Most clients may not have such a powerful laser, in which case we suggest getting 2 sheets of 3/8" thickness, cut them on the laser (or CNC) machine and glue them together using wood glue.

Step 3: Assembling the Pieces

Place two pieces of wood between on each side of the connectors (based on the assembly PDF) and tighten it with a hex wrench or drill bit. We suggest having two people working on the assembly. Start with the larger pieces and legs and then attach the back and arm-rest.

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    4 Discussions

    Do you make any analysis on this product?
    Like stress analysis
    Also what is the maximum carrying weight that this product can carry ?

    1 reply

    Hi Hassan, no we didn't take a stress analysis. But we can confidently say that a 125 kg man can sit and rock on it :)