Hot-Wire Cutter Components
Using a hot-wire is an effective way to cut foam block used for composite construction. EAA staff member Mark Forss shows the component part that make up a hot-wire bow system.
Drilling Holes in Composites
EAA Technical Counselor Mike Busch demonstrates the use of a hole saw to cut accurate holes in cured composite materials.
Squaring Up Blue Foam
EAA Technical Counselor Mike Busch demonstrates how to use a hot-wire bow to square up large billets of blue styrofoam.
Locating Blind Holes
EAA Technical Counselor Mike Busch provides a tip to help locate holes without the use of a hole-finder tool.
Joining Foam Cores
EAA Technical Counselor Mike Busch shows how to join foam core pieces together to make larger foam sections.
Composite Post-Cure Quality Checks
EAA Technical Counselor Mike Busch shows ways to inspect cured composite layups to inspect for any defects in the finished part.
Knife Trimming Composites
EAA Technical Counselor Mike Busch demonstrates how to trim a layup while in the green state not fully cured.