This cnc hot wire cutting machine FP 1600S will cut standard Styrofoam boards (EPS) and Styrodur boards (XPS) with a size of up to 1,300x650x150mm. And with its extremely low weight of just 35 kg it is just as mobile. The small dimensions make it the perfect partner at trade fairs and exhibitions for advertising technicians, font designers and advertising professionals. Even model builders or agencies, who manufacture a lot of unique pieces and mostly small batches, will appreciate this extremely versatile Styrofoam cutting machine.
Find out more about all the things our low-cost beginner model is capable of.
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The Styrofoam cutting machine FP 1600S is only 1,800 mm long, 500 mm wide and 1,000 mm high. Compared to these compact dimensions, this machine can accomplish real miracles, just a tiny little leaf-cutting ant does. The small 1600 series can cut panels (Styrodur or Styrofoam) up to a thickness of 150 mm. The short cutting wire moves in two cutting axes and can reach a working speed of 1,000 mm/min.
The size and working speed of the FP 1600S was specifically designed for smaller batches and individual pieces (see box "Applications"). Even complicated symbols such as the "@" are no match for the hardworking little "ant" and they will come out as if they had been cast in one piece. The FP 1600S comes with our very own optimized software, which supports monolithic cutGOOD TO KNOW How does monolithic cutting work? Hot wire cutting machines generate logos and letters by tracing their inner and outer contours with a tensioned wire. But how does the cutting wire take out the core of a hollow profile, like for example the letter O? For this, the wire would have to drive through the letter. However, this would mean an unsightly extra cut and it would damage the letter O. Obviously, this could be glued back together or somehow get covered up, but this also demands additional time. Nevertheless, a lot of Styrofoam cutting machines still work this way exclusively. Our selection of CUT machines, however, master the monolithic cutting unit-side and per software. Requirements: The spring-mounted wire must be easily removed and re-engaged. This way you will just drill a hole right through the letter O. Here, you will pass the wire through and hook it back into the machine. The rest is then controlled automatically via our Software multiCUT mono: You can remove the inner circle without entry and exit “wounds” to the actual letter. The result will be a perfectly smooth letter O. ">ting without any entry or exit "wounds" in the object.
The working table is also a standard feature of this model series and has been designed to fit the standard sizes of Styrofoam or Styrodur boards. It will also take EPS and XPS boards up to 1,300 x 650 x 150 mm in size. The extremely sturdy and painted steel constructed frame can also withstand a lot of transports to wherever you need it at the time.
To fully exploit the potential of the Styrofoam cutting machine FP 1600S, we recommend the optimized CAM Software StyroCAM.
StyroCAM is compatible with numerous low-cost and even free programs and will help you create all kinds of objects, designs as well as price calculations and also the calculations of the relevant cutting data. Especially for letters, logos and symbols, cnc-multitool recommends the following programs:
With this drawing software you can create easily and fast letters, logos, lettering and more in the vector format. Enables direct export for further processing.
The strong point of this CAD program is the simplicity, how quickly the user can create drawings in vector format. The subsequent DXF export can be processed further immediately.
Cloud based software for the calculation of pricing for letters, logos and lettering, painted or unpainted, coated or with Plexiglas.
Cloud based software for the creation of numerical control data for standard letters, lettering and logos with entry and exit cuts.
Cloud based software for the creation of numerical control data for standard letters and logos without any entry and exit cuts.
Cloud based software (SaaS) for the creation of numerical control data for standard 2D cuts with and without entry and exit cuts.
The Styrofoam cutting machine FP 1600S was especially developed for the mobile use on the go. Obviously, the comparatively small working table and the short cutting wire will limit to a degree what you will be able to do on this particular machine. To trim the edges of Styrofoam boards, the maximum thickness of these boards is 150 mm. Therefore it is recommended to use the desired panel thickness right from the start.
If you wish to paint or coat Styrodur (XPS) boards you need to bear in mind that a durable layer of paint requires the removal of the protective layer by cutting it away. With a usable cutting wire length of 150 mm, this could pose a problem for larger items and boards and might actually not be possible at all.
Therefore, if the compact FP 1600S might be too small for your requirements, please have a look at the larger model series CUT 1600S. This machine also comes in a compact size and offers a very good balance between the costs and its performance.
The Styrofoam cutting machine FP 1600S was specifically designed as a compact beginner's model. The machine is fully tested and will be delivered ready to use. The delivery contents include:
All machines by cnc-multitool, including the FP 1600S, are made in Germany. The industrial quality becomes apparent when you look at the sturdy construction made from painted steel. Even for our smallest model we deliberately forego the less robust Aluminum. Here are the features in detail:
The FP 1600S is completely made of steel and comes with a work top as standard. The full dimensions of this machine are 1,800 x 500 x 1,000 mm (LxWxH). The size of the cutting area is 1,300 x 1,300 x 150 mm.
With its compact size, the FP 1600S really is perfect for multiple applications in different locations and for work done "on the go". Wherever there is an electrical outlet available and a little space of 1,80 x 0,5 meters, this beautiful machine can be set up to cut letters, logos or decorative objects in no time. The control system can be applied by a laptop that runs on Windows 8.1 or 10 and has a USB port. With a dismounted high-axis, the machine can even fit into a station wagon.
The 0,3 mm strong cutting wire will provide the best results. The machine will be delivered with two cutting wires in the correct length, so you can start immediately. When needed, you can re-order the wire in a convenient triple pack directly from us.
Monolithic cuts will come out perfectly, due to the very easy disengaging and re-engaging of the wire. Closed forms like the letter O can be cut out without any entry or exit "wounds" in the material.
The FP 1600S was developed for of EPS, XPS and EPPs. Also boards made of light PU foam, PE, PP and other foams can be cut with this CNC hot wire cutting machine.
The open and modular setup of the FP 1600S makes any maintenance very easy. We do recommend to clean the Styrofoam cutting machine periodically and to grease it lightly.
The perfectly suited StyroCAM software does come with the FP 1600S as standard. This mighty CAM software will fully exploit all that this Styrofoam cutting machine has to offer and create the relevant cutting data for 2 axes without any entry or exit cuts within seconds.
When we developed StyroCAM, the focus was to create a very easy to use software. You will be able to quickly export a DXF file directly from CorelDraw into the program, which then calculates the cutting data at lightning speed.
If required, any work preparations can be done on any separate PC or laptop, whilst the production on the machine itself keeps going without a hitch. The network or USB stick will then load the upcoming processing data into the machine. Everything else will be controlled by the software integrated in the FP 1600S. It doesn't get any easier than that.
StyroCAM is a cloud based software (SaaS), which is a web based service program that requires to run in modern browsers such as Internet Explorer, Firefox or Chrome. This also means that this software will run on any Windows or Mac computer.
As a service provider ourselves, we cut Styrofoam, Styrodur and polyurethane on our very own machines on a daily basis. Having this background knowledge and experience will ultimately flow into the development of these machines, which are now better than anything on the market. A manufacturer like this will also be able to provide the best possible advice for the customer - before and after the sale. Is the FP 1600S fit for your requirements? Or are any of the bigger "sisters", like the CUT 1600S or the CUT 2500S, maybe the better choice?
We will be happy to provide you with all the tips and tricks we have learned in our very own production. Why don't you come and see for yourself in our very own plant in Ilmenau, Germany, where we will gladly offer a "test drive" of our machines right before your eyes. Why not give us a call or write us a short message right now?Contact