Hot Wire Cutters

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Completed \ Ongoing
Born On:
09:37, 14 May 2014 (CDT)
Last Updated:
08:37, 14 May 2014 (CDT)


Hot wire cutters are used for cutting foam.

Existing Hot Wire Cutter

There is currently 1 completed foam cutter at the shop, built by Korc. The power supply for the acrylic bender does a good job of powering it, but it should be noted that you might throw a power breaker using it, and that it is a dangerous piece of equipment that should be handled with care. The wire cutter uses Nichrome wire.

Brainstorms For Additional Hot Wire Cutters

  • Proposed Capability: Create several parallel cuts at once, in order to "grid" a piece of foam, similar to how Pre-Diced Pick and Pluck Foam is.
  • Proposed Configuration: Similar to an egg slicer
  • Proposed Materials: PVC pipe for the frame, 3 strands of Nichrome or Kanthol wire. AC Transformer attatched to dimmer switch (similar to acrylic bender).
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