»There are plenty of showoffs. But
a showstopper like
the CUT 2500S is
one of a kind.«

The cutting wire of the CUT 2500S can be
up to 5 meters long. Plenty of room
to build an entire universe
out of Styrofoam.

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STYROFOAM CUTTING MACHINE CUT 2500S:
A lot of machine for little money


The CUT 2500S might be the only Styrofoam cutting machine out there that comes with a cutting wire of up to 5 meters long. Styrofoam blocks of this length with the standard cross section of 1,250 x 1,050 mm usually weigh an unbelievable 200 kilograms - that is over 440 lbs.! How convenient, that this variably adjustable working area can be equipped with an additional trolley or forklift on the long side!

Many other features make the CUT 2500S as flexible as a chameleon. It is our customer's favorite, which include designers, aeronautical engineering companies as well as universities all over the world. It's the perfect start for anybody that wants to get into cutting Styrofoam and who immediately wants to do it right.


»Building scenic backdrops for our plays is literally child's play with the CUT 2530S. We can create entire worlds from Styrofoam. Thanks to the additional accessories this machine really is a jack-of-all-trades.«

Theater building company Lindner(Creative Director)


Produkt-Highlights

  • Quality "Made in Germany"
  • Intelligent: Computer controlled (CNC) via Windows PC (8.1/10)
  • Sophisticated: Wire stays taut, length is variably adjustable
  • Practical: lengthwise movable and laterally open working bench
  • Sturdy: Welded and painted steel construction - no Aluminum
  • Versatile: see box "Extensions"

Sevice-Highlights

  • Shipping: around three weeks
  • Fast: Inside Germany, the technician will come within 48 hours.
  • Modular: Components are easily exchanged by the operator.
  • Training: By our experienced and well-trained staff
  • Advice: We are here for you from the first presentation to your individual solution
  • Recourses: We will provide you with trusted suppliers for Styrofoam (EPS) and Styrodur (XPS).

Extensions

  • Wire tensioner
  • Styrofoam mill
  • Rotating table
  • Plunge cutter
  • Profile wire cutter (shapeable wire)
  • Touchscreen: very easy to use directly on the screen
  • Setup: Monitor display and keyboard are on the machine, no need for a working table
  • StyroCAM "Cloud software made in Germany"
  • FoamCam

Videos


CUT2500S Serie - Cutting Styrofoam letters
Cutting EPS Styrofoam letters
CUT2500S Serie - Cutting Styrodur
Cutting XPS Styrodur
CUT2500S Serie - TT450S - Rotating table
TT450S - Rotating table
CUT2500S Serie - DSE250S - Automatic wire tensioner
DSE250S - Automatic wire tensioner
CUT2500S Serie - SHW250 - Shapeable Wire
SHW250 - Shapeable Wire
CUT2500S Serie - MT2000S - Styrofoam mill
MT2000S - Styrofoam mill
CUT2500S Serie - HW2000S - Plunge cutter
HW2000S - Plunge cutter
CUT2500S Serie - MT2000S - PVC milling
MT2000S - PVC milling

Making a good impression - literally


CUT2500S - quick-change artist

When it comes to expendability, other hot wire cutting machines simply cannot compare to the multi-talent CUT 2500S. Within just a few minutes, our chameleon can be converted into a Styrofoam mill and if the cutting length exceeds 2,000 mm, the automatic wire tensioner ensures exact and clean results. This quick-change artist even masters the Styrofoam cutting with profile wires - otherwise known as shapeable wires - to a tee. Please have a look at the box "Extensions" for an overview of all the possibilities.

CUT 2500S is the immense design freedom

What stands out with the CUT 2500S is the immense design freedom for all kinds of product creations made of Styrofoam and Styrodur. The easily convertible machine is not only a master in cutting large and bulky objects such as formwork, shutter boxes or pontoons made of Styrofoam and Styrodur. The CUT 2500S will just as easily cut filigree and delicate 3D shapes such as letters, logos, symbols, lettering as well as finely chiseled crown moldings out of polystyrene cleanly and accurately. And with closed forms such as the letter O, the machine will even apply s. (How does the hot wire get inside the O without cutting through the Styrofoam? We show you how.) These cuts will prevent any entry or exit cutting "wounds" to the material. Whichever way you look at it, interlaced cutting with 4 axes or plunge cutting with a shaped wire, the CUT 2500S really offers a lot of machine for its price.

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What our customers come up with


3D objects, balls made from styrofoam
Objects (spheres, balls etc.)
Letters styrofoam
Letters
Molds and dies from Styrofoam
Molds and dies
Logos
Logos
Special packaging
Special packaging
Shutter box insulation
Shutter box insulation
Insulation profiles
Insulation profiles
Stucco and crown molding
Stucco and crown molding

As versatile like a chameleon


As versatile like a chameleon

The concept of the CUT 2500S is based on the idea that many different tasks and challenges can be managed with just one machine. A key element is here the variably adjustable machine working bench. When the portals are pulled apart completely, the largest CNC hot wire cutting machine of the series - the CUT 2550S - will have a size of two by six meters, which is an area of around 129 square feet. At this point, the maximum usable wire length will be 5,100 mm.

The CUT 2500S works with four independent cutting axes. Even complicated interlaced cuts for 3D objects like conical columns will come out perfectly. The optional rotating table expands the CUT 2500S by a fifth rotational axis, which is entirely controlled by the computer. This enables the user to also cut symmetrical objects and sculptures like chess figurines, spheres and balls as well as asymmetrical objects like hemispheres accurately and fast. If you now add a pre-shaped profile wire, this chameleon turns into a turning lathe for Styrofoam.

fifth rotational axis

So much creative design freedom

The CUT 2500S really does give you a lot of freedom in the creative design of products and objects made of Styrofoam and Styrodur. The easily convertible machine is not only a master in cutting large and bulky objects such as formwork, shutter boxes or pontoons made of Styrofoam and Styrodur. The CUT 2500S will just as easily cut filigree and delicate 3D shapes such as letters, logos, symbols and lettering as well as finely chiseled crown moldings out of polystyrene cleanly and accurately. And with closed forms such as the letter O, the machine will even apply s, which means that there won't be any entry or exit cuts in the actual object. Whichever way you look at it, interlaced cutting with 4 axes or plunge cutting with a shaped wire, the CUT 2500S really offers a lot of machine for its price.

Long studied + often tested = wealth of experience


Conversion set foam milling

Quality Made in Germany, that is what the CUT 2500S represents all the way down to its very last screw. Our experienced engineers have developed this gem in-house, where it was put to the test and brought to its limits (if there are any). Our own company manufactures numerous parts, objects and sculptures out of Styrofoam and Styrodur on a daily basis. Therefore, we are very well aware of all the daily challenges of cutting any plastic foam, because we are facing them ourselves all the time too. The good news: this experience is also the base for how we develop our machines.

Conversion Set plunge cutter

You, as our customer, can benefit and profit from the many years of experience of our engineers, developers and operators. Our professional staff will guide you throughout the entire process - before and after you buy from us. cnc-multitool supports our customers with advice as well as support and also provides you with recourses for trusted Styrofoam suppliers. Our team will help you find the right colors and support you during any kind of challenge such as difficult tasks until we find a solution that's right for you. Do you like this all-round service? Why don't you just give us a quick call or write to us with your specific requirements for the processing of polystyrenes.

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Software:
Hard facts for "soft ware"


At first glance, most hot wire cutting machines all seem very similar. The difference becomes apparent in the various details, which more often than not will make the all the difference in the normal day to day production in terms of saving time and money. One of the most deciding factors is the easy to use, yet powerful software.

This is where the Styrofoam cutting machines by cnc-multitool stand out. We always provide a powerful software with every CNC machine - the hardware - as well as interfaces to well-known applications. To date, there is nothing like it on the open market.

Part of the basic equipment of the model series CUT 2500S are the very important control programs that are relevant to your applications. Using this software is as easy as child's play. You will be more than happy, when you see how quickly this powerhouse calculates the cutting data from the CAD data you provided. If you are still not convinced: a live presentation of our machines in our competence center in Ilmenau, Germany will quickly change your mind. This kind of performance still hasn't been matched.

Vector Drawing Program CorelDraw

Corel Draw®

This drawing software creates letters, logos, lettering etc. easily and fast in vector format. The program also allows the direct export for further processing.

Highlights
  • Long established vector drawing program
  • Fast creation of letters and logos
  • Import of EPS data
  • Access to all common computer fonts
  • Export as DXF or PLT files
CAD drawing program multiCAD

CAD Std

The strength of this CAD program is that drawings in vector format can created quick and easily. The DXF export enables immediate processing for further use.

Highlights
  • CAD drawing program
  • Free of charge
  • Unlimited downloads
  • Easy to use
  • Works fast
Calculation

multiSALES

Cloud based software for the calculation of pricing for letters, logos, lettering, objects, painted or unpainted, coatings or Plexiglas.

Highlights
  • Calculation of material costs, pricing for cutting, , coating
  • Font-to-DXF module
  • Runs in all modern internet browsers as cloud based software (SaaS)
  • Easy to use
  • Direct import of DWG/DXF/PLT files from CorelDraw, AI, CAD Std
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multiCUT - Std

Cloud based software for the calculation of numerical control data for standard letters and logos with entry and exit cuts.

Highlights
  • Calculation of cutting data for standard letters, logos and objects
  • Extremely easy to use
  • G-code calculation from DWG/DXF/PLT files from CorelDraw, Adobe AI, AutoCAD
  • Runs in all modern internet browsers as cloud based software (SaaS)
  • Cuts with entry and exit cuts
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multiCUT - mono

Cloud based software to calculate numerical control data for standard letters and logos without entry or exit cuts.

Highlights
  • Calculation of cutting data for monolithic standard letters and logos
  • Extremely easy to use
  • G-code calculation from DWG/DXF/PLT files from CorelDraw, Adobe AI, AutoCAD
  • Cuts without any entry/exit cuts
  • Runs on all modern internet browsers as cloud based software (SaaS)
Optimized cutting to save on material (Nesting)

multiCUT - Nest

Cloud based software (SaaS) to calculate numerical control data for standard 2D objects with and without entry and exit cuts.

Highlights
  • Calculates cutting data for standard 2D objects
  • Extremely easy to use
  • G-code calculation from DWG/DXF/PLT files from CorelDraw, Adobe AI, AutoCAD
  • Cuts with or without entry/exit cuts
  • Runs in all modern browsers as cloud based software (SaaS)
Interlaced cutting, four independent axes (3D)

multiTurn 3D

3D CAM Software calculates the numerical control data for 3D objects cut with 4 axes.

Highlights
  • CAM-Software to calculate the track distance of 4 axes for cutting 3D objects
  • Extremely easy to use
  • G-code calculation from DWG/DXF/PLT exports from CorelDraw or CAD files
  • Works with two profiles
  • Also incorporates compensation for material loss through burn-off
3D rotary table for cuts with five axes

multiTurn 3D

Just like most of our services, this software is also cloud based (SaaS). It calculates symmetric rotational cutting data from 2D DXF or PLT files.

Highlights
  • Calculates cutting data for 2D rotary cuts
  • Extremely easy to use
  • 4 axes plus rotating axis
  • Works with standard 2D contours
  • Also incorporates compensation for material loss through burn-off and twisting
  • Runs in all modern internet browsers as cloud based software (SaaS)
3D pre-shaped wire for cutting with 5 axes

multiPlunge 3D

Create unlimited cutting data for your plunge cutter from 2D DXF or PLT files. This software is also cloud based and comes straight from our internet server (SaaS).

Highlights
  • Calculates cutting data
  • Extremely easy to use
  • 3 axes plus plunge cutter rotary axis
  • Works with open standard 2D contours
  • Automatic alignment of cutting head
  • Runs on all modern internet browsers as cloud based software (SaaS)

Is there still room for improvement?


With all these versatile functions, there is hardly anything that the 2500 series won't be able to do. Its bigger sister series will mostly focus on other focal points, such as different kinds of production. For example is the CUT 2900S series extremely well suited for the production of boards and it can cut insulation panels with up to ten cutting wires simultaneously. Even our most universal and fastest Styrofoam cutting machine CUT 3000S isn't able to cut such big blocks.

Due to its movable portals, the CUT 2500S can only be loaded from its long sides. This requires a lot of time and also some experience (instinctive feeling) - especially with very large and heavy Styrofoam blocks. For this type of production we have developed the larger models CUT 2900S, CUT 3000S and CUT 4000S with their entirely open machine table. You can compare them here:

Main features in direct comparison

Features
CUT 1600S CUT 2500S CUT 3000S
X-axis max. (1) 1.300 mm 1.300 mm 5.100 mm
Y-axis max. (2) 650 mm 1.100 mm 1.600 mm
Wire length max (3) 1.300 mm 5.100 mm 5.100 mm
Number of axes 4 4 4
Number of wires max. 1 1 1
Working speed 1.000 mm/min 1.000 mm/min 6.000 mm/min
Type of drive Spindle Spindle Belt

(1) Track distance forward/backward (2) Track distance up/down (3) maximum wire length

Applications

  • Cutting of Styrofoam (EPS), Styrodur (XPS) and EPP
  • 3D letters, numbers, logos, lettering and symbols
  • Cake dummies for show cakes
  • Special packaging (boards, plates, pipes or protective corners)
  • Pattern and model cuts
  • Stucco and crown molding (cutting wire length adjustable to 5,000 mm)
  • Shutter box insulation, shutter boxes
  • Gutters, formwork
  • Mold and die production, pontoons
  • And many more ...

Specifications

  • Vier unabhängig fahrbare Achsen für verschränkte Schnitte
  • Maschine mit variablem Maschinentisch
  • Beidseitig gefederter, an Ösen aufgehängter Draht
  • Wahlweise automatischer Drahtspanner
  • Kompatibel zu Standard-Software wie Autocad®, Inventor® und Solid®
  • Lauffähig auf Windows 8.1 oder 10
  • Datenformat für Import: DXF, PLT, DWG

Extras and Training

  • Setup: Work directly on the machine, no working table necessary
  • Touchscreen: Use the program intuitively by touching the screen
  • Training via TeamViewer
  • Local schooling directly on the machine

Delivery contents


For anybody wanting to get started in the comfort class of Styrofoam cutting machines, the CUT 2500S series offers a lot of machine for little money. We deliver the units ready to use: Apart from the machine table, there is no need for assembly or adjusting. In the meantime, someone else can install the software on your Windows PC and connect the control unit and the power supply. Once you have received the product, the entire setup of the machine won't take longer than 60 minutes. This is what is included in the delivery:

CUT2500S Serie
CNC Machine
Power supply unit
Power supply unit
Machine Software
Machine Software
Cutting wire
Cutting wire

Technical Data


Features
CUT 2510S CUT 2520S CUT 2530S CUT 2540S CUT 2550S
X-axis (1) 1.300 mm 1.300 mm 1.300 mm 1.300 mm 1.300 mm
Y-axis (2) 1.100 mm 1.100 mm 1.100 mm 1.100 mm 1.100 mm
Wire length (3) 1.300 mm 2.100 mm 3.100 mm 4.100 mm 5.100 mm
Number of axis 4
Number of motors 4
Number of wires 1
Working speed 1.000 mm/min
Type of drive X,Y Spindle
Repeat accuracy +/- 0.1 mm
Wire on/off Software
Arm rest yes
Work top yes
Electrical connection 110VAC or 220VAC, 50-60Hz
Electrical consumption 500 W 750 W 1.000 W 1.250 W 1.500 W
Dimensions (LxWxH) 1.800x2.100x2.000 mm 1.800x3.000x2.000 mm 1.800x4.000x2.000 mm 1.800x5.000x2.000 mm 1.800x6.000x2.000 mm
Weight 85 kg 125 kg 155 kg 185 kg 245 kg
REQUEST QUOTE REQUEST QUOTE REQUEST QUOTE REQUEST QUOTE REQUEST QUOTE

(1) Track distance forward/backward (2) Track distance up/down (3) maximum wire length

CUT 2500S - Features


The CUT 2500S is the perfect Styrofoam cutting machine for beginners, who need some room for improvement. Like all our machines, this model series is made in Germany and is especially well suited for long cuts and objects, such as Stucco and crown molding, profiles or floating devices. Please have a look at the most important features:

The quality of the CUT 2500S is predominantly defined by its extremely sturdy construction and the machine table with two portals. We have purposefully made the decision not to go with the less robust Aluminum and instead opted for a much stronger painted steel construction. This prevents any torsion and twisting of the frame during production - even if the machine is working on a 200 kilogram Styrofoam block. The machine can be loaded from both long sides.

The setup of the 2500 series has been optimized so that the monitor screen, keyboard and the mouse are all integrated within the machine. This way it saves on additional space, which would otherwise be occupied by a control stand or working table. The "Touchscreen Package" will upgrade the CUT 2500S to an even more comfortable display that will react to your finger pressure! The benefit is obvious: You will be able to use the unit intuitively and make less mistakes when entering any data or making any on-screen choices.

With regards to the wire length and tasks, the CUT 2500S will give you multiple options to choose from:

Spring:
The eyelet screws of the left and right unit are each connected to a coil spring, which each hold the end of a wire. The advantage is here that the cutting wire can be easily disengaged and re-engaged, which in turn simplifies especially s and therefore speeds up the overall process. The spring makes sure that the cutting wire stays taut throughout the cutting. A stiffer version of the spring is also available and should be used for parallel cuts. For 4 axes cuts with longer wires we recommend the softer spring.

Wire tensioner:
The automatic wire tensioner enables cleaner results with very long cutting wire lengths. Even though the length of the cutting wire might change during the cutting process, the wire tensioner will literally jump into action and keep the wire taut automatically. This is particularly helpful for the cutting of truncated cones or conical columns. The device contains a sensor, a motor and an electronic control unit, which keeps track of the wire length during the entire process. As soon as the wire length changes, the electronic brain of the device will tighten the wire accordingly. The motor will either roll the wire up or release more wire as it goes along. The fully automated wire tensioner works independently of the Styrofoam cutting machine and the software.

The optional rotating table will add a vertical rotary axis to the four cutting axes of the Styrofoam cutting machine. This axis is also computer controlled, which allows the machine to magically create symmetrical objects such as vases or eggs as well as asymmetrical objects like hemispheres.

This thing does exactly what it says - a pre-shaped profile wire can cut the most complex silhouettes in a very short amount of time. The CNC machine will move the shaped wire in all three axes (X, Y, Z), which allows impeccable results - as if the object had been lathed.

To shape the cutting wire into the desired form you can easily use a template, prototype or model previously made of Styrodur (XPS), which can also be done by the CUT 2500S. Only the bending and shaping of the wire around the template will be done manually. If the measurements don't have to be exact, a skillful hand can do this even without a template.

Our tip: The shapeable wire works extremely well with the computer controlled rotation table (see above). The collaboration of the two will produce symmetrical Styrofoam 3D objects such as column capitals, bases and heads in no time.

The CNC Styrofoam cutting machine of the CUT 2500S series can easily be converted into a Styrofoam mill. The mill head is movable in all three axes (X, Y, Z) and really is a very powerful extension. We encourage you to compare the CUT 2500S with any other CNC milling machines in the same price category. Our chameleon will turn into a very hungry wolf and take on any type of EPS, XPS, EPP foams as well as other materials like a hot knife through butter. The optional axis extension will even allow for milling into PVC, wood, GFK, CFK and other harder materials. We recommend that you order the stabilizing axis extension with our original order.

The board cutting function of the CUT 2500S you will be able to produce smaller panels in the desired format out of larger boards very easily. The trimming process is part of this specific function within the software, which will cut two or more thinner panels out of one thicker board. Obviously, Styrofoam blocks are also suited for this type of cutting. Larger blocks (also ashlars) can first be cut into smaller boards, which are then cut into the final product. Our software will even apply its nesting mode, which optimizes the material in such a way that the thinner panels are cut with the least amount of product waste.

The laterally open and modular construction of the CUT 2500S makes any maintenance very simple. We do recommend to periodically clean the Styrofoam cutting machine and to grease it lightly

The 0,3 mm cutting wire of the CUT 2500S can be exchanged according to its wear and tear. We deliver it on a spool, so you can decide for yourself, how much wire you want to use

The cutting wire of the CUT 2500S will always have the correct temperature to guarantee clean cuts when processing Styrofoam, Styrodur or polyurethane foams. The reason behind this is the sophisticated current control, which contains a microprocessor that controls the power supply particularly during interlaced cutting, as the wire lengths will vary during this process. The current control will also pick up any fluctuations in the power supply and automatically regulate these with its minicomputer. This way, we can guarantee that every cut will be clean and accurate.

The software will allow you to easily and fast create 4 axis cutting programs for EPS and XPS boards or blocks with one wire. Optionally, Polystyrene blocks can also be cut with the integrated nesting mode, which will eliminate excessive material waste. The program will import 2D contours in DXF format and then calculate the final 2D and 3D cutting data within mere seconds. The numerical control information is then transferred via the network or per USB stick directly into the machine, which then translates the G-codes in the integrated CNC software.

Creating this cutting data on a separate PC has one defining advantage: The preparation step will not stop the production on the CNC Styrofoam cutting machine. Therefore, the user can already set up the next project, whilst the machine is still processing the previous one.

StyroCAM is also a cloud based software (SaaS) and runs in all modern browsers like Internet Explorer, Firefox and Chrome. Therefore it is compatible with all Windows and Mac computers.

How about a test drive?


Free technical support

Nobody knows what tomorrow brings, but planning your future can be very exciting indeed. If you are one of those people full of ideas and ever changing requests, then the CUT 2500S will be your perfect partner for your upcoming business. Is this Styrofoam cutting machine right for you? We are happy to help and advise you about all the pros and cons in a phone call. As we are processing polystyrenes ourselves on a daily basis, we are confident that we can answer all your questions from our very own experience - from users for users.

Or even better: Visit us in our competence center in Ilmenau, Germany. Here we can invite you to a free "test drive" of our CNC hot wire cutting machines. See for yourself during a live presentation just how powerful these machines really are. Send us a quick message and let us know how we can help. Or simply give us a call right now.

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Highlights
  • Immediately ready for operation (ready to use)
  • Compact build with open machine table
  • Optimized for standard EPS or XPS boards
  • Sturdy steel construction (no Aluminum)
  • Sandwich cutting of multiple stacked foam boards
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Highlights
  • Including block slicer and independent Y-axis, ideal for building pitched roofs
  • Also perfect for cutting letters, logos, lettering and 3D objects and sculptures
  • Extendable with an additional rotational axis (rotation table, lathe)
  • Fast cutting speed
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Highlights
  • Four independent axes
  • Wire tensioner
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  • Versatile and infinitely adjustable
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