3D-Hotwire-CNC-Cutter

2005 and later

This project started as a hobby, but soon developed into a serious obsession. The machine was developed and built with two people during a period of one year. More features where added in later years. It is still in use in 2011.
Because we were not content with the labor intensive way custom surfboards are produced nowadays, we took the challenge.
With this solution – individually different surfboards can now be shaped into the ultra-light eps-foam without dust and only some mouse clicks.

Product features:
Cutting speed of up to 30mm/s
Two axis system with optional rotation- and third milling axis
4000 mm x 1000 mm x 1000 mm working space

Covering the complete design-process from idea to working machine, production and mounting of hardware, installation of electrics and electronics, configuring, fine-tuning and the development of the software interface, this project taught me more than most courses at university.