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Dieless Cutting Services

For projects with volumes that don’t justify the cost of steel rule die cutting tooling, at Williams Foam, we offer CNC dieless cutting. Material up to 120" long, 60" wide and 5" thick can be cut to any custom shape. Dieless cutting works similar to many other CNC cutting processes such as water jet or laser cutting, but instead uses a fine blade to cut the foam. This process is fast, precise, and designed specifically for cutting foam’s unique physical structure. The blade is controlled by software and moves along a flat work table. By controlling the geometry and speed of the cut, we can hold dimensional tolerances as tight as ±0.125".

Dieless cutting can be used to cut polyurethane, polyethylene, and polystyrene foams in a range of densities. For projects that require thick shapes, sheets can later be laminated together. This adds another dimension to our custom cutting and packaging fabrication capabilities. By offering multiple cutting options and value added processes, we can produce custom packaging, inserts, and handling trays, at very competitive prices. For more information about our CNC dieless cutting capability, see the table below, or contact us directly.

Dieless Cutting
Dieless Cutting
Dieless Cutting
Dieless Cutting

Dieless Cutting Capabilities

Cutting Method
CNC Dieless Knife Cutting
Machinery Axis
2-Axis
Materials
Polyurethane
  • Polyether
  • Polyester
  • Convoluted Foam
Polyethylene
  • Cross-Linked Polyethylene (XLPE)
  • Expanded Polyethylene (EPE)
Polystyrene
  • Expanded Polystyrene (EPS or Styrofoam)
Applications
Trays
Inserts
Packaging
Returnable Dunnage
Width
60"
Length
120"
Thickness
5"
Foam Densities
Polyurethane
Cross-Linked Polyethylene
Expanded Polyethylene
Polystyrene
1 to 2.5 lbs.
0.7 to 9 lbs.
1.5 to 10 lbs.
0.7 to 3 lbs.
Tolerance (+/-)
± 0.125"
Additional Services Provided
Contour Cutting
Laminating
Slitting
Assembly
Production Volume
Low Volume
High Volume
Lead Times
Quoted on a Job by Job Basis
Fast Turnaround