Our die cutter operates like a large-scale cookie cutter for cutting exact shapes out of foam. Dies, also known as plates, are made by insetting thin, finely serrated blades into a wood base to create a cutting design. Sheets of foam are placed over the plates and compressed by as much as 80 tons of pressure. The foam is forced down over the blades in the plate, cut to shape, and released, creating a form matching the plate’s exact design. With a table size of 76 inches by 32 inches, multiple patterns can be inset on one large plate to produce forms quickly and economically. The die cutter features a two-button safety system, requiring simultaneous operation to execute a pressing, greatly reducing any chance of accidental operation.
Because of the die cutter's ability to produce multiple forms in a single pressing, it is typically utilized to produce bulk quantities. While the waterjet machine may make hundreds of one item, the die cutter is capable of making tens of thousands in approximately the same amount of time. Detailed and high-volume orders like form-fitting packaging are produced on the die cutter, as well as toys like giant foam hands seen at sporting events.
Examples of products fabricated by this machine:
NOTE: Rough edges and markings will be cleaned for any and all finished products.