In this post we will show you some examples of machines people built based on our design with their improvements and modifications.
Here is a design based on our first hot wire foam cutter prototype
This is a low cost version with a turn-key solution under $900 (computer and software not included)
Hot wire foam cutter cutting Coroplast
Here is a design by vicrc.com with X-Axis travel = 28" (711mm) maximum root core length
Y-Axis travel = 18" (457mm) maximum thickness
Here are additional examples of hot wire foam cutters design by customers who purchased our machines and changes them
This is am interesting design made of wood
Another great idea: a simple tensioning mechanism - the springs weight does not effect the actual cut. Reduces wire vibration
Over the years (about 6 years) we have moved on to larger machine. As shown in the pictures below.
This machine which we custom made for a customer can hold up to 7 hot wires and will cut two block as once. The machine is 8' x 5' x 10' (X, Y, Wire length).
The Drive mechanism is a bit different then in all the other machines. In this machine we used a chain to drive the X axis. The use of a chain will enable us to have a X axis as long as we want.
With a lead screw or an ACME screw we would be limited to 6 to 7' and would have to go a
lager diameter of a lead screw in order to overcome the wobbling and the vibration caused by the long lead screw.
This is a massive machine with 7 wires.