Monday, March 22, 2010

Hot Wire Cutting Note

Another note with the hot wire- I could have gotten a better cut quality, however with the higher voltage power supply the wire expanded longer than what my spring could accomidate, so I lost tension. During cutting I had to be pretty careful to get as good of a cut as I did. I need to rework my fixture to allow a longer spring for my next round of cutting. Or, what would work better would be to transition to a fixture that uses two long metal rods to hold the wire, which is what most people use online for large wing core cutting anyway.


  1. What about just using two springs, one on each end? Theoretically you could take up twice as much slack.

  2. I'll have to give that a try!