gCodeCNCDemo Hot-wire Foam Cutter
Søren Vedel is using GcodeCNCDemo in his hot wire foam cutter to make his RC airplane wings.
Making small scale plane wings is quite challenging. They must be lightweight, strong, and have the perfect aerodynamic curve. That perfect shape is quite long and tapers towards one end. Worse, the left and right wings are mirror images, so it’s not as simple as making one, then making a copy of the original. In the past people would cut and sand a block of foam. Messy and difficult! A great way to produce these shapes today is to use a hot-wire cutter to slice through a block of foam.