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Stay Sharp with Cutters and Routers

(June 2014) posted on Wed Jun 18, 2014

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

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 0.75-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 in sizes from 60 x 62 to 72 x 149 in. The S2 features rigid steel construction, a moving gantry, AC servo motors, and a max. cutting speed of 82 ft/min.

Foster Keencut
The new 98-in. Steel Trak vertical cutter handles 4 x 8-ft boards and features a vertical cutting length of 98 in.; it can cut up to 4mm thick. The Evolution-E2 is a wide-format precision cutter; it can cut materials up to 0.5-in. thick, including banners, fabric and textiles, inkjet media, PVC foamboard, foamcore, and more. In cut sizes from 64 to 144 in. The company also offers various multi-substrate cutters, rotary and mat cutters, and more.

Fotoba International
Offers various digital print cutters, including the XXL 500 X/Y superwide automatic roll cutter with a cut width of 210 in. It can accommodate materials up to 1mm thick. 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 WR64/64s (64-in. max., up to 0.5mm thick). Colex is Fotoba’s exclusive distributor in North America.

Freedom Machine Tool
Its Patriot 3-axis CNC router is available in three sizes: 4 x 4, 4 x 8, and 5 x 10 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 available.


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