A 3D scanned and cleaned up model was used as source for cutting.

The set-up at the UDK Berlin raumschaum installed by the end of the last year was used primarily to cut objects which were digitized by 3D scanning. The images show an example for a detailed object: a mouse made of hard foam. A stuffed mouse served as source object. It was 3D scanned and the digital model was cleaned up prior to cutting.

Side view of the digital mouse with cut paths.

To cut out most of the details precisely the mouse is positioned with its head to the bottom during the process. Automatically calculated cut paths by the raumschaum software are shown in the image to the right. Each coloured line is a continuous cut path of the computer controlled hot wire.

Front view of the mouse which was cut by the paths seen in the previous image.

Rear view of the mouse which was cut by the paths from above.