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Wil Lambert
02-21-2007, 7:19 AM
Does anyone have a source for architectual model foam? My daughters class is designing a building in CAD and I offered to cut out the model in the laser. I love to help out at the school and get kids interested in design. Hopefully out of all the kids I have worked with at least one will get into the design field.

Thanks,
Wil

Bruce Boone
02-21-2007, 10:50 AM
Hi Wil, You can find suppliers by doing a search for RenShape.

Mike Hood
02-21-2007, 11:09 AM
Another good resource I use is www.depronusa.com and www.rcfoam.com

I use a lot of this material when prototyping and modeling for the UAV guys around here.

Allan Wright
02-21-2007, 12:22 PM
I'm not sure how well your laser will cut it, but your local home improvement store (Home Depot, Lowes, etc.) should carry dow-corning 'fan-fold' foam. It's pink foam 1/4" thick. This may or may not be too thick for your use.

I've purchased from www.depronusa.com (http://www.depronusa.com) and my product arrived well packaged, so that's a second recomendation for them. I didn't laser cut what I bought, but their service is good.

Also http://www.airdyn.com/ carries both Depron and 'Zepron' foam. It's also a reputable supplier.

Wil Lambert
02-21-2007, 3:41 PM
Thanks for all the suggections. I will order some from Depron. Any suggestions on cutting the material?

Wil

Allan Wright
02-21-2007, 4:13 PM
If you have air assist you'll find that it helps a lot in getting a clean cut (from my very limited foam cutting experience with a friend's laser)