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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.

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The MasterCut MultiTech cutting system, manufactured by UK-based Blackman & White, is designed specifically for digitally printed or dye-sublimated textile graphics and soft signage. Features include: an industrial-class CO2 liquid-cooled laser; rack-and-pinion drive system; auxiliary head with dual tangential tool positions; camera vision registration system; and more. In three cutting widths (82-, 126-, and 197-in.) and three cutting lengths (126-, 197-, and 394-in.).

Its Versa-Tech Laser combines the elements for laser cutting with those for routing or tangential knife cutting and creasing, and so can accommodate an array of materials from fabrics to flexible media and rigid substrates. Features include: a 100-watt CO2 traverse-mounted laser; MCT’s new Tiger Vision system; dual-function conveyor system with built-in fume extraction; a 2.5 kW/60,000-RPM milling spindle; triple-position toolhead; and more. Max. speed is 53 in./sec at 10 m/sec2 acceleration. In 5-, 6.5-, and 10-ft widths; in lengths from 10 to 20 ft.

Mimaki USA
Offers the CF3 series of flatbed cutting plotters – CF3-1631 and CF3-1610 – which are available with three types of user-changeable cutting heads: M head (router), R1 head (reciprocal cutter), and TF2 head (tangential cutter). Available in 122 x 63- and 39.3 x 63-in. cut-area sizes; max. cutting depth for the router is 1.96 in., for the reciprocating cutter is 0.78 in., and for the tangential cutter is 0.39 in. FineCut 7 software for CorelDraw and Illustrator included, as is Mimaki Plotter Manager. Also available: its CF2 series of flatbed cutting plotters, and three different series of roll/sheet cutting plotters: CG-SRII series, CG-SRIII, and CG-FXII.

Offers a full line of CNC cutting systems, including routers, knife systems, plasma and laser cutters, and more. Its Digital Express high-speed digital registration, routing, and knife cutting system is available in a range of table sizes, from 60 x 60 to 80 x 120 in. and cuts 7000 in./min. It comes standard with the company’s MultiVision digital registration system. Features include 3-, 4-, or 5.5-HP high-speed routing spindles, up to three tangential knife receivers, and automatic tool and knife changing systems. Also: the Graph-X-Cutter.