The most recent addition to our fleet, a compression cutter is a hybrid between the die cutter and the convoluter, creating highly individualized forms using pressured cuts made over templates. Coated pressboard molds, produced in-house, work much like the studded rollers on the convoluter machine by creating areas of greater and lesser pressure as the foam is squeezed into the template by the rollers. The .04 inch thick band knife saws directly above the template as it is pulled through the automated table to create the piece. Unlike studded rollers however, templates allow us to create full 3-D products in a single run by the machine. Additional templates can be fastened to the table to produce multiple products in a single pass through the machine, much like the die cutter.
The compression cutter machine is more cost effective than creating similar products using molded foam techniques, as templates can be produced more quickly and economically, especially with our ability to create them in-house. This allows for efficient fabrication in both high and low volumes. Examples of products the compression cutter produces include 3-D formed cushions, specialty bedding, and packaging materials.
NOTE: Rough edges and markings will be cleaned for any and all finished products.