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.
Using silicon moulds is a smart way of making your budget go further. If it stands still it can be moulded – the possibilities are endless.
Your chosen item, once moulded, can then be reproduced (cast) many times over.
These casts are quick to produce and straightforward to paint.
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.
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.
Poly Sculpture & Foam/Resin Spraying to produce set’s for ‘His Dark Materials’.
His Dark Materials is set in a multi-world reality, with the action moving from one world to another.
The story begins in an alternate world where all humans have animal companions called daemons, which are manifestations of the human soul. The series follows the life of a young girl named Lyra who is an orphan living with the scholars at Jordan College, Oxford. As in Pullman’s novel, Lyra discovers a dangerous secret that involves Lord Asriel Belacqua and Marisa Coulter.
In her search for a missing friend, Lyra also uncovers a series of kidnappings and its link to a mysterious substance called Dust, which leads her on a journey of epic proportions and will lead to her crossing paths with a boy named Will.
Director: Jamie Childs