CNC Machine Foam Manufacturing

What is a Horizontal CNC Machine?

While CNC routers cut foam from above, a Horizontal CNC Machine is capable of making incisions into the side of a piece foam. Our Horizontal CNC machine allows us to cut complex patterns into large foam blocks. As the machine is operated by a computer, this same pattern can be perfectly replicated as many times as required. For example, if we wanted to create a sheet of foam with wave profiling, this machine would allow us to do so. The machine would cut the necessary pattern along the foam block and then replicate it as specified.

How Does a Horizontal CNC Machine Work?

CNC stands for Computer Numerical Control. The Horizontal CNC Machine is guided by a computer system in order to cut the foam.

The design for a particular foam product will initially be drawn up in CAD (Computer Aided Design) Software. Once the design is completed, the file needs to be converted into a format that the Horizontal CNC Machine can read. This process converts the initial CAD file into what is called a CAM (Computer Aided Manufacturing) file.

The CAM file specifies the path for processing via sets of coordinates. The material, required thickness and quantity are also specified in the CAM file.

Some foam products can be cut to size using manually controlled machinery. However, when a foam product is particularly intrinsic, CNC machinery is required to achieve the correct level of precision.

Designing Foam Products for CNC Machine Cutting

When a foam product is particularly complex to cut and replicate, we will use a CNC machine to manufacture it. If you require a unique foam product, our in-house design team can work closely with you to draw up the necessary design files. Once you are happy with the design, we will proceed to manufacture as many as you require.

We stock a wide range of foam grades, all suitable for different applications. If you’re unsure which type of foam you need, our team of experts can make recommendations based on your requirements.

If you would like to learn more about the product design services we offer, please contact us directly. Call us on 01494 441177, email or fill out our contact form.

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We’ve worked with many influential companies over the years, all of whom have sought expert knowledge and high-quality foam products at affordable prices. We’re proud to say that these clients all found and received what they needed working with us. Take a look for yourself and see the brands that have benefited from our expertise. For a full list of our clients, make sure to visit our clients page.

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We stock a wide variety of packaging foam suitable for most applications – our specialists can work with you to deliver the ideal packaging solutions.

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