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Contour Cutting Services

Our foam contour cutting ability at Williams Foam allows us to cut intricate custom shapes without the cost of dedicated tooling. We have both vertical and horizontal CNC contour cutting machines for cutting profiles on either the X or Y axis. Cutting blades are controlled by precision software that uses customers’ prints to efficiently fabricate custom packaging, inserts, and handling trays.

Polyurethane is available in convoluted foam. Polyether foam is economical, moisture resistant, and has very desirable compressibility properties. Polyester foam is an excellent barrier to gases and special formulations can be used for anti-static applications. Polystyrene, often referred to as Styrofoam, EPS or Beadboard, is a very versatile and economical material available in densities from 0.7 lbs. to 3 lbs. Polyethylene foam has excellent load bearing characteristics and is ideal for providing maximum shock absorption at minimal thicknesses.

Materials up to 50" thick can be cut to tolerances of 0.125". Sizes are only limited to raw material availability. Custom profiles can also be cut from convoluted foam for special packaging or sound absorption applications. We serve the packaging, architectural, electronics and POP industries by providing a variety of custom cut foam size and shapes. Not only is our equipment state-of-the-art, our lead times and prices are among the best in the industry. For more information about our custom contour cutting capability, see the table below, or contact us directly.

Polyethylene Foam Products
Polyethylene Foam Products
HFS 2000 CNC Horizontal Wire CNC Contour Cutting Machine
HFS 2000 CNC Horizontal Wire CNC Contour Cutting Machine

Contour Cutting Capabilities

Cutting Method
Vertical Contour Cutting
Horizontal Contour Cutting
Foam Materials
  • Convoluted Foam
  • Cross-Linked Polyethylene (XLPE)
  • Expanded Polyethylene (EPE)
  • Expanded Polystyrene (EPS or Styrofoam)
Sound Absorption
Foam Densities
Cross-Linked Polyethylene
Expanded Polyethylene
1 to 2.5 lbs.
0.7 to 10 lbs.
.90 to 9 lbs.
0.7 to 3 lbs.
Tolerance (+/-)
± 0.125"
Additional Services Provided
Hot Wiring
Bad Sawing (Straight)
Production Volume
Low Volume
High Volume
Lead Times
Quoted on a Job by Job Basis
Fast Turnaround

Additional Information

Industry Focus
Point Of Purchase (POP) Displays
File Formats
Solid Works