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Oct 07, 2015, 01:09 AM
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CNC foam cutting machines

Got a few projects coming up that will require the use of a CN hot wire foam cutting machine. A quick search shows there's several types available, I was hoping for some recommendations.
Something that can cut tapered wing sections at a minimum, maybe one with another axis to it can do round objects.

Any suggestions please?
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Nov 04, 2015, 05:00 AM
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Here's a design thattakes inspiration from the DIY 3D printers universe (in fact most of the parts are 3D printed). It's designed to be modular and the drive system ensures a very good price - precision ratio.

Scroll to the bottom for some documentation in english

Nov 04, 2015, 06:00 PM
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Thanks for that.
Nov 05, 2015, 05:00 AM
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I built this foam cutter using drawer slides and threaded rods:

Works very well.

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Nov 05, 2015, 11:01 PM
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Nov 21, 2015, 04:02 PM
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There are a few builds here. Here is mine.
Movable towers are good because you can set them close to the wing span you are going to cut.
Nov 22, 2015, 03:04 PM
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I might sell my new one.

My interest has gone elsewhere and I'm not interested in matching wages with Chinese workers.
Jun 17, 2016, 06:23 AM
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Getting interested in doing this again.
Anyone know much about the machine on the lower half of this page? -

They all seem fairly expensive for what you get. Just longer screw-jacks, etc, but the price goes waaay up.

Edit - Or any links to a complete kit?
Jun 17, 2016, 07:12 AM
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Maybe this one?
Jun 17, 2016, 10:32 AM
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Originally Posted by jregholdsworth
Yes, this is a very good machine.
And you can get here a good Usb controller:

You can drive it with the freeware Theremino Cnc application or with my commercial devCnc Foam:
Jun 17, 2016, 06:06 PM
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Very interesting, thanks for that.
Durone - Yes we're using your software.

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