Martino Cerati | Milano

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DIWire: The First Desktop Wire Bender – EN

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Desktop Wire Bender

Imagine the Possibilities

Our community has told us they want to make antennas, robotics, architecture models, design prototypes, art, furniture, jewelry, small crafts, surgical implants, orthodonture, puppetry, lighting, stage sets, signage and the list goes on.

To date, desktop manufacturing has focused on 3D printers outputting plastic volumes and laser cutters cutting 2D planes. However, nothing exists that converts lines into bent rod, wire or tubular forms quickly, accurately, and repeatably. The DIWire can bend various metals and plastics, allowing for the output to be used as the final product. Additionally, the build volume is limited only by the length of the wire.

By being transportable, accessible and affordable, the DIWire fills the market gap between time-consuming hand-bending and large scale, mass production CNC wire bending, which is too expensive for custom, short-run productions. This changes the dynamics of STEM education, as well as local, mass customized, prototype and just-in-time manufacturing for industries ranging from aerospace, automotive, medical, to consumer products.

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The Experience  

In developing the DIWire, we focused on creating a seamless user experience, from the software interface, to the machine design, to accessories that help with assembly. Cost $ 2500

Inside the Machine Design  

The DIWire is approximately 16’’ x 10’’ x 8’’ (L x W x H).

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Materials You Can Use

The DIWire can bend diameters from .040″ – .125″, depending on your material.

The Assembly Helpers 

We see the DIWire as a tool but assembling wires to create a final product can be a challenge. We have created a series of clips that act as assembly helpers.

Final assembly clips will be made from metal – but we’ll share the 3D files, in case you want to print your own 🙂

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