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(June 2013) posted on Thu Jun 27, 2013

More than 50 sources of cutting systems, routers, and trimmers.

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Fletcher-Terry Company
The Fletcher FSC Multi-Material Cutter offers a 65-in. vertical cutting capacity, the ability to be wall-mounted or used as a freestanding unit, and interchangeable cutting-head technology. Its Fletcher 3000 is a wall-mounted or freestanding machine that can cut foamboard, acrylic, and glass/mirrors up to .75-in. thick and offers 48- and 60-in. cutting capacity; the Fletcher 3100 can cut Gator board, foamboard, and corrugated plastics up to 0.5-in. thick and has a 63-in. cutting capacity. Also available: the FSC Semi-Rigid/Flexible Cutter and the Alta99 Automated Substrate Cutter.

Flexicam offers a range of CNC routers, including the S2, which is available in six models and sizes from 60 x 62 to 72 x 149 in. The S2 features rigid steel construction, a moving gantry, and a max. cutting speed of 82 ft/min.

Foster Keencut
The Evolution-E2 is a wide-format cutting bar. Intended to fit any bench (or the optional Evolution 2 Bench), the E2 features an extruded alloy cutting base, integrated lift-and-hold mechanism, and adjustable levelers; it can cut materials up to 0.5-in. thick, including banners, fabric and textiles, inkjet media, PVC foamboard, Fome-Cor, and more. In cut sizes from 64 to 144 in. The company also offers various multi-substrate cutters, rotary and mat cutters, and more, including the HSGM Hot Cut System designed for fabric-graphics cutting and finishing.

Fotoba International
Offers a variety of digital print cutters, including the XXL 500 X/Y superwide automatic roll cutter with a cut width of 210 in. The XXL can accommodate materials up to 0.8mm thick, including polycarbonates, laminated media, photo paper, vinyl, banner, PVC, and more. Fotoba also offers: the XLD 170 automatic cutter, designed to work with rolls and sheets (67-in. max.; up to 0.8mm thick); the XL 250/320 automatic cutter (102- and 130-in. max., up to 0.8mm thick); the Digitrim 44/64 (44- and 64-in. max., up to 0.5mm thick) with TrimManager software; and the Rollcut WR61/75 (62- and 75-in. max., up to 0.5mm thick). Colex is Fotoba’s exclusive distributor in North America.

Freedom Machine Tool
Offers its Patriot 3-axis CNC router in three sizes – 4 x 2, 4 x 4, and 4 x 8 ft. All three sizes feature: steel construction; Fagor 8035 Industrial CNC Control; z-axis tool plate; 25mm rails; and industrial brushless AC servo motors. Various spindle and table options.