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.
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.
How to Make a Hot-Wire Bow
EAA Technical Counselor Mike Busch shows how to assemble a homebuilt hot-wire bow to cut foam for composite layups.
Locating Blind Holes
EAA Technical Counselor Mike Busch provides a tip to help locate holes without the use of a hole-finder tool.
Repairing Broken Foam Sheet
EAA Technical Counselor Mike Busch demonstrates how to repair broken sheets of polyurethane foam.
Knife Trimming Composites
EAA Technical Counselor Mike Busch demonstrates how to trim a layup while in the green state not fully cured.
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.