DIWire Bender by PensaLabs
Posted on October 15, 2013 by Themethodcase
The DIWire is the first desktop wire bender, a new archetype for rapid prototyping, it transforms drawn curves into bent wire that can be assembled to make just about anything. Wire unwinds from a spool, passes through a series of wheels that straighten it, and then feeds through the bending head, which moves around in 3 dimensions to create the desired bends and curves.
Vector files (e.g., Adobe Illustrator files), text files of commands (e.g., feed 50 mm, bend 90° to right…) provide DIWire’s instructions.It’s essentially a 3D printer that describes lines, instead of volumes, in space, and it could be used for anything from prototypes to customized products.
One year ago we saw the first version of the machine in old post at The Method Case DIWire Bender by Pensa