Thinking about CNC hotwire system

I started to think this through. It’s a very different feel than ordinary CNC machines because you’re moving a wire from two ends, rather than a truck on a gantry. Great problem solving exercise.

The starting requirement is 11×5″ sheets. The machine needs to make those sheets.

So I started with at 20×10″ bed. Figuring if we think we need one size then we probably need twice as much.