Hot Wire Extensions explores alternative processes of making by transforming line structures to solid bodies. The process uses Nichrome wire and a material mixture of waste nylon powder from SLS 3D printing and Cristobalite sand.
By putting an electrical current through the wire, the resistance of the wire causes it to heat up to approximately up to 600°C. The heat is distributed around the wire through the sand, which also acts as a filler material. The nylon powder melts and instantly bonds during the curing process the mixture to a solid body. The flexible wire allows any desirable structure to be designed and displays new potentials in production and aesthetics. The pliable and transient becomes solid, bonding seamlessly to find its own bonelike structure.