Curving plastic tube with heat

Products of Design student Catherine is in the VFL fabricating the housing for an interactive light. The lamp has long, curved forms that will have wiring running through them. This makes the fabrication somewhat tricky because the plastic extrusions she is using has to be hollow, but that means it likes to kink when it is bent. She used the heat gun to soften the plastic and slowly bent it into shape without it collapsing.

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John HeidaVisible Futures Lab