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POLYSTYRENE FOAM

Safety Check

—  Read Chapter 5 on health and safety

—  If hotwire is used, use only in well-ventilated areas and exhaust all fumes. Do not touch hotwire as it will burn fingers

—  Obtain professional training and supervision before using power or machine tools

—  Wear a dust mask and use a dust-collection system, or vacuum frequently when sanding

—  Read MSDS information

Closed-cell polystyrene foam is an inexpensive and easily worked material for low-fidelity form exploration work. It is made by infusing polystyrene plastic with gas during the manufacturing process. Although its main use is in housing insulation or product packaging, it is also very popular as a desktop modelmaking material since it can be sculpted quickly ...

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