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.