Hot Wire Foam

The Hot Wire Foam Factory

Now anything is possible, three metre high sculptures, life-like architectural models, landscapes, custom-made casting moulds, relief (3-D) murals and much more! Makes Styrofoam cutting fast and easy – if you can imagine it …you can make it! These revolutionary foam sculpting tools helped create the 1.83metre high, life-sized Oscar to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the USA Academy Awards and were also used in the recent Disney films “The Haunted Mansion” and “Pirates of the Caribbean”. Styrofoam or EPS (Expanded Poly Styrene) foam blocks can be glued together with “Foam Fusion” adhesive to make a parent block as large as your imagination and the completed work smoothed and hardened with “Foam Coat” for a lasting, durable finish. The range of starter kits comes complete with a plug-in-the-wall power supply transformer to reduce the voltage to a safe 6 volts, a long 3.6 metre (12ft.) power cord and easy to hold handles complete with on/off power switch. Individual tools available.  View gallery of works made using Hot Wire Foam Factory products.

Is EPS Foam "Earth Friendly?"

EPS Foam (expanded polystyrene) is recyclable and is a pre-existing waste by-product of petroleum refinement. It takes less energy to make than paper and causes less pollution in the process.

Ventilation of your working area is always strongly suggested, but the smoke that you may encounter while cutting EPS foam is primarily CO2 and water vapour which are not harmful.

 


Hot Wire Compound Bow

The versatile Hot Wire Compound Bow measures 2’ x 4’and is ideal for cutting large EPS foam blocks into manageable sizes. It is fast, agile and built to last and cuts fast, wide and deep or both; it
can be configured at 2’ or 4’ long by 6” and 18” deep.
• Change direction of cut instantly and cleanly
• Use it in the 4’ mode to make big cuts then quickly switch to the 2’ mode for creative sculpting.
• Convenient switch located on the right of the tool.
• Thick round rubber-coated tubing provides a firm comfortable grip.
• Quickly and easily collapses for shipping and storage.
• Comes with four 2’ and four 4’ long-life Hot Wire blades.
• Snap clamps provided allowing you to use the Bow as a workbench cutter.
• Replacment wires available.

Hot Wire Sculpting Tool Kit

The most popular and versatile tool kit offered. Includes a sculpting tool, power supply, six 175mm long “hot wires” and basic instructional DVD that takes the user through all the basics of using the Sculpting Tool plus tips on foam gluing, coating and painting.Presented in an attractive hang/sell, blister carded packaging. Spare wires available.

Hot Wire Hot Knife Kit

The foam cutting tool the World has been asking for! A combination hand-held scroll saw and drill that cuts foam fast and cleanly with surgical precision. The 100mm (4”) long blade is made from thin, toughened steel with a unique round profile that slices quickly and cleanly in any direction. Kit includes, hot knife, power supply and an instructional DVD that takes the user through all the basics of Hot Knife cutting plus tips on foam gluing, coating and painting.

Hot Wire Engraving Tool

Perfect for engraving foam surfaces to create brick patterns, stone blocks, lettering or any other shapes for detailed looking walls, cobblestone roads, signs and more. The ideal finishing tool for detailing any 2-D or 3-D foam sculpture or model as only the tip of the 50mm (2”) long engraving point will heat up. Power supply not included.

Hot Wire 2 in 1 Crafters Kit

This kit combines the popular “Sculpting” and “Hot Wire” tools in a rigid plastic carry and storage case complete with one power supply and six sculpting tool “hot wires”. Also included is the comprehensive 90 minute instructional DVD that shows all the basics to get started and make just about any shape imaginable out of polystyrene foam, plus the best techniques for gluing and painting together with many other handy tips.

Hot Wire 3 in 1 Crafters Kit

This kit brings together all three basic “Hot Wire” tools in a rigid plastic carry and storage case complete with six sculpting tool “hot wires”, power supply and the comprehensive 90 minute instructional DVD also included in the “2-in-1” kit.

Hot Wire Scroll Table Set

The original Hot Wire Scroll Table for cutting straight edges, strips, angles, curves, cylinders and cones, features simple adjustment for making angled cuts. The World’s best tool for making walls when modelling buildings, making columns and sign-making. The 305 x 356mm (12x14”) table is manufactured from industrial strength ABS plastic with a 200mm (8”) deep cutting capacity. This boxed set is supplied complete with a standard power supply and four, long-life, cutting blades.

Hot Wire Scroll Table and Travelling Fence

A stationary ABS guide that can be mounted anywhere on the Original Scroll Table surfaces. Includes Stationary Fence for precision slicing and unique Travelling Fence for controllable complex angles including mitred cuts. Can also be used to make cylinders and cones.

Pro Scroll Kit

This Pro Scroll Table Kit includes an Pro Power adaptor, Scroll Table, Fence Kit, 4 Precision 8” Cutting Blades, 4 Pro Blades and 90 minute Hot Wire Foam Factory instructional DVD. The Scroll Table is 12”x14” (305 x 356mm) with an 8” (200mm) hot wire for cutting accurate straight edges, strips, angles, curves, cylinders, cones, etc. A simple adjustment allows you to make angle cuts. This is the world’s best foam cutting tool for modelling buildings, slicing walls, making columns, custom signs, and much, much more. Scroll table is made of industrial strength ABS plastic.
Tools can only be used with the Pro power adaptor.

Pro Model Starter Kits

There are two types of Pro starter kits available – either with a Sculpting Tool or Freehand Router. Both kits contain the Pro Power adaptor and 90 minute Hot Wire Foam Factory Instructional DVD and are packed in a sturdy toolbox large enough to accommodate all the pro tools and accessories. The Sculpting tool kit comes with 6 hot-wires for the tool which are heavier than the wires available in the Crafters kit. The Freehand Router kit comes with 5 stiff, yet shapeable blades that bolt onto the arms.
Tools can only be used with the Pro power adaptor.

Pro 6" Hot Knife Kit

This kit includes the Pro 6” Hot Knife, Pro Power Station adaptor, 90 minute Hot Wire Foam Factory instructional DVD packed in a sturdy toolbox large enough to accommodate all the pro tools and accessories. Simply plug the Hot Knife into the Pro Power adaptor and start cutting! The 6” Hot Knife cuts 1.5 times faster than the 8” model and gets as hot as foam can be cut without losing detail and charring. It is a combo hand held scroll saw and power drill that cuts foam with fast, clean surgical precision.
Tools can only be used with the Pro power adaptor
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Pro 6" Knife and Freehand Router Kit

This kit is popular with artists doing large projects requiring fast cutting versatile foam cutting and sculpting tools. This kit includes the Pro Hot Knife with 6” Blade, Freehand Router with 5 blades, Pro Power adaptor, 90 minute Hot Wire Foam Factory Instructional DVD, packed in a sturdy carrying case.
Tools can only be used with the Pro power adaptor.

Pro 3-in-1 Kit

The Pro 3-in-1 kit contains the Pro 4” Hot Knife, Freehand Router with 5 blades, Sculpting Tool with 6 heavy-duty wires, Pro Power adaptor, 90 minute Hot Wire Foam Factory instructional DVD packed in a sturdy toolbox large enough to accommodate all the pro tools and accessories.
Tools can only be used with the Pro power adaptor.

Foam Fusion Adhesive

The ultimate Styrofoam and EPS foam adhesive. Creates stronger, more permanent and weatherproof bonds than other foam glues. Its unique solvent-free formula allows bonds to most porous surfaces. Does not swell or shrink and allows smooth hot wire cutting. Simply squeeze or brush on …easy water clean-up!

Foam Coat Finish

Foam Coat creates a smooth and hard final coat for all foam surfaces. Supplied in dried form ready to mix with water and can be sanded further when dry for an even smoother finish. Foam Coat can be also be given a stronger, textured surface with the addition of Hot Wire “Grit” or strengthened and made waterproof with Hot Wire “Boost”. One 3lb. (1.33kg) pack is sufficient for a 2mm finish over 30sq.ft. (2.79sq.mt.).

Foam Coat "Boost" Additive

This concentrated Foam Coat additive makes Foam Coat super sticky and allows a thinner, incredibly strong and waterproof coating to be created.One 8oz. (250ml) bottle can be used with from 5 to 15lbs. of Foam Coat as required.

Foam Coat "Grit" Additive

Used for strengthening and adding texture Foam Coat finishes. It looks like stone …it feels like stone. Available in medium and coarse grades – 3lb. (1.33kg) packs.

Hot Wire Foam Starter Kit

This kit includes 3lbs All Purpose Foam Coat, 8oz Boost fortifier, 8oz Bounce rubberiser, 8oz medium-course and 8oz course Grit texturisers, and 2 square feet of Mesh, topped off with 8oz Foam Fusion glue. Also includes Foam Coat System Basics DVD with step-by-step instructions on mixing and applications.

Sculpting EPS Foam Blocks

High density, expanded polystyrene (EPS) foam blocks are ideal for creating large, lightweight sculptured works of art. Available in a range of modular sizes that can be glued together with “Foam Fusion” adhesive to create much larger blocks as required. EPS blocks can be easily sculpted to a rough shape with Hot Wire Foam Factory cutters before finishing and sanding using woodworking rasps etc. The foam surface can then be sealed and hardened with the application of a “Foam Coat” surface ready for decorating with a painted or other final finish to create the desired effect. Replica stone-like and waterproof finishes can be achieved using Foam Coat “Grit” and/or Foam Coat “Boost” additives.