Copier and cassette tapes were in the 70’s the main instruments for the punk movement to reproduce itself. The basic idea behind the Do It Yourself movement turned more than 40 years later into a culture that creators equally focused on reproducing tool, but now grafted onto 3-D printing, electronics and CNC tools. The current DIY culture combines new technologies with traditional ways of working. Without us somewhere to connect, we honor the principle…
All operations and assemblies of uit Wonderland products are done by ourselves. The quality is guaranteed and the result is also exactly consistent with the premise: DIY at its best. The manufacturing processes that we carry out in-house are: Arduino programming (with the selfless help of Peter de Vos) casting, CNC milling, CNC engraving, casting plastic parts, casting powdercoating and casting aluminum ( this issues with the selfless help of Bob). Powder coating happened in a furnace built by himself. Okay, what we do ourselves:
The Arduino mini-computer can be programmed by a computer via mini USB . With Arduino you can make pieces that respond to their environment by means of digital and analog signals. The input can include: range finders, movement meters, light sensors, switches, temperature sensors or commands originating from the internet. In the “world theater clock ” and the Lamp ” variable frame” We use Aruino .
CNC milling is a computerized operation that removes material. Computer Numerical Control (CNC) is the computerized control of machinery. This is done on the basis of a program that is generated in a Computer – Aided Manufacturing (CAM)system. After major Japanese suppliers have deposited the CNC technology it has become a widely accepted method of production in the market. The ” Tilt Clock ” and ” World theater clock ” CNC milling is done by ourselves.
CNC engraving is akin to cutting: a text or drawing is digitally converted into a coordinate system which is then engraved into the set depth. Inward engraving: the image itself is milled and upward engraving all around the image. The dial of the ” World theater clock ” is CNC-machined by us.
molding plastic parts
With the CNC-cutter is a mold made from extremely compact plastic material which is filled with silicon, thereby creating a mold (in counter- form) which is used to cast polyurethane resin. In order to rid the air of resin, this is done under vacuum. The final product obtained in this manner can hardly be distinguished from an injection mold. The suspension structure of the ” Existentialist ” and ” Full Moon ” plus the transfer of the ” World theater clock ” and parts of ” Tilting Clock we pour ourselves.
Powder coating is an electrostatic process in which compressed air with negatively-charged powder is sprayed on a positively charged surface. Due to the electrostatic principle, the powder attaches briefly to the object, then it’s heated to cause the coating to flow out and cure. This creates a finish that is harder than ordinary paint. Beneficial, powder coating compared to liquid paint is that there is no release of solvents and leftover paint can be recycled very well. This feature makes the powder coating process is very environmentally friendly. The whole series ” Brilliant steel” we do so ourselves.
1. wax pouring into a silicone mold (green), add a runner to it 2. rest shape with gypsum and (heat-resistant) material filling 3. heat-resistant crucible filled with aluminum and melting (melting point 660 degrees) 4. molten aluminum in the mold 5. the result on the original mold. Different parts we pour this way ourselves.