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Cutting Capability

(April 2012) posted on Mon Apr 09, 2012

More than 50 companies that produce cutters, cutting systems, and routers.

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To help you bring cutting and routing capabilities in-house, we’ve put together the following sourcelist of more than 50 companies that produce cutters, cutting systems, and routers for your perusal. We’ve highlighted a sampling of offerings from each company (visit the company’s website for a comprehensive list of products). Note that we’ve not included printer-cutters here.

Advanced Greig Laminators ( The AGL Auto Trim 3 is an inline automatic web trimmer and sheeter. Capabilities include flush-edge, sealed-edge, and bleed-edge trimming; it also features a program to trim step-and-repeat sheets. In 27-, 38-, 50-, and 63-in. cutting widths.

Akiles Products ( Its Roll@Blade 64 is a 64-in. rotary trimmer featuring a self-sharpening tungsten rotary blade, an extra-rigid steel guide bar, a transparent clamping bar, extra-wide working table, and more. Trimming capacity is 2-mm thick.

Allen Datagraph Systems ( Several cutters including: the i-Tech line (in 24- to 60-in. sizes), which allow for cutting directly from CorelDraw, Illustrator, AutoCAD, and other programs; the Model 230 Vinyl Cutter, a 30-in. friction-feed system; and the 15-in. Model 315 Sprocket-Trak.

Alpha Systems ( Alpha Systems’ DXB series of routers are for cutting and engraving plastic, acrylic, and other materials; in sizes from 14 x 14 x 2-in. to 47 x 95 x 4 in. Its series of cutting plotters includes the GL Cutting Plotter, in sizes from 79 x 126 in. to 165 x 204 in.

Anderson America ( Offers eight series of CNC routers, including the AKut Cutting System. The AKut industrial system features Esko’s i-cut vision system, a water-cooled router spindle, a fixed table gantry with six vacuum zones, and three different types of knives. Table size is 4.2 x 8 ft.

AXYZ International ( Its line of CNC Knife Systems can process a wide range of materials including foam boards, corrugated cardboard, plastic, vinyl, rubber, and fabrics. Each system can be equipped with several different styles of knife-head options; also offers CNC router and CNC laser/plasma systems.

Coherent Inc. ( Offers laser machining centers including the OmniBeam for cutting a wide range of materials (non-metals up to 25mm and metals up to 2mm); and MetaBeam, for metal cutting.