Bent wire products are everywhere, from the shower caddy in your bathroom, to mid century modern furniture. Wire is inexpensive and easy to manipulate, and can create 3D forms quickly. And for anyone that has taken a basic 3D class in school, line and plane should be very familiar. Wire can be the line, and the negative space can become the plane - a method of working that I greatly enjoy.
Bending wire by hand or with jigs isn't hard, but also isn't all that accurate. Enter CNC benders - the awesome machines that larger shops use to automatically bend with use of a computer file.
And now, ever better, is a home CNC wire bender available from Pensa Labs. Whether for protoyping or production, or even just fun, this bender looks like the tool/toy to have!
The D.I.Wire PRO offers the kind of power, speed, and precision that professionals never thought possible from a desktop machine. Originally built as a design solution for the invention firm’s prototyping needs, this next generation D.I.Wire has a patented bend mechanism that delivers smooth, tight radius curves — from fine orthodontic retainer wire to 3/16” stainless steel parts applicable to jets, cars, home appliances, furniture, robotics and more.
This machine is a drool-worthy addition to your shop - for prototyping, or even light production. How about making your own line of products at home to start your new business?
Prices start at $3375 in their online store. That may seem like a lot for a tool, but if you were to make your own products at home with it VS. importing from China, it would pay for itself in one 20' containers worth. (Ocean freight is about $3900+ at the time of writing)
And when it's not spitting out your new concepts, it's still just a beautiful tool to look at!
Check out all the details over at Pensa Labs.