Silicon Valley, California -- Foamlinx llc, which makes hot-wire foam-cutting equipment, is now offering foam-cutting services as well, following fast growing demand for machining and fabrication of foam, the company said.
Foamlinx claims to use top-of-the-line CNC (computer-numerically-controlled) cutting equipment to offer a wide range of cutting services, at its subsidiary WeCutFoam's facility.
The company says that cutting machines differ in their effective cutting on the X axis (horizontal) and the Y axis (vertical), their hot wire length, and other features such as cutting speed capabilities, how many blocks of foam can be cut in one single cut and the type of cuts made (tapered or not tapered).
Foamlinx's small foam cutter, the FC2912 will cut wings, fuselages, logos and letters. Its medium cutters, the FC3920 and the FC5539, will cut similar shapes to the FC2912, with the addition of crown mouldings and architectural trims, while the large foam cutters, the FC448 and the FC848, are used mostly by construction contractors and manufacturers of large signs.
Foamlinx says its hot-wire machines cut expanded and crosslinked polystyrene and expanded polypropylene, while the laser cutters will cut acrylics and soft polyurethane foams. The projects can be a few inches in size, up to 20 ft'x30 ft 3D shapes, including full scale cars, trucks and planes.