A hybrid machine that's part die cutter and part convoluter, our compression cutter creates unique open-cell forms by applying pressure over templates while cutting. Coated pressboard molds, produced in-house, work through a concept similar to that of the convoluter; areas of differentiating pressure create high and low points on the foam when passed through a saw. The .04" thick blade operates directly above the template as the foam is drawn through the machine. A mirror image of the template is formed by the foam, where high areas on the wood translate to high areas on the product, and so on. This means we can create smooth 3D contours on projects with the compression cutter. We are able to place multiple templates in the machine as well, to produce a batch of products from a single run.
The compression cutter is a more cost-effective choice over foam-molding, with templates able to be produced more quickly and at lower a cost. We've reduced that cost further by retaining the ability to create our own templates, using our router. This provides flexibility for fabrication in both high and low volumes, economically. Examples of compression cutter products include contoured cushions and bedding, as well as specialty packaging materials.
NOTE: Rough edges and markings will be cleaned for any and all finished products.