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Poly Sculpture

Polystyrene Sculpting & Hotwiring.

A hot-wire foam cutter is a tool used to cut polystyrene foam and similar materials.

The device consists of a thin, taut metal wire, often made of nichrome or stainless steel, or a thicker wire preformed into a desired shape, which is heated via electrical resistance to approximately 200°C.

As the wire is passed through the material to be cut, the heat from the wire vaporises the material just in advance of contact.

The depth of the cut is limited only by the wire length. Width of cut is limited by throat, if any.

Stop Motion set building.

Stop Motion, also called Stop Frame, describes animation that is created by moving models, puppets or any three-dimensional objects frame-by-frame in front of a camera to create the illusion of movement.

Polyurethane Resin / Foam Spraying.

The system of 2-part poly spraying has traditionally been used to insulate large areas – e.g industrial unit walls & roof spaces.

Similar to a can of expanding foam but delivered on an industrial scale.

It can also be used to coat surfaces to make them waterproof and is used for underwater storage units & to inhibit moisture intrusion on a range of structures – roofs, walls, walkways.

All products used have Class 1 Fire Resistance.

Detailing & Finishing.

Surface finishes for sculpture can be either natural—bringing the material of the sculpture itself to a finish—or applied. Almost all applied surface finishes preserve as well as decorate.

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