»Swiss army knife
to cut Styrofoam:
versatile, small
and mobile.«

The FP1600S series for creative showpieces.

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STYROFOAM PLOTTER FP1600S:
Cutting Styrofoam for beginners and new beginners


The hot wire cutting machine FP 1600S will diligently eat its way through Styrofoam (EPS) and Styrodur (XPS) like a busy leaf-cutting ant. 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.


»Back in the day we used to cut everything by hand. With our FP 1600S we can now cut anything just on the go, simply perfect. «

Agency Stilrausch (CEO)


Product-Highlights

  • Quality "Made in Germany"
  • Intelligent: Computer controlled (CNC) via Windows PC (8.1/10)
  • Versatile: For 3D letters, logos, letterings and 2D panels
  • Sophisticated: Prefabricated cutting wires, immediately ready to use
  • Practical: Compact dimensions for mobile use at trade fairs etc. (weight only 35kg)
  • Sturdy: Steel frame including work top - no Aluminum!

Sevice-Highlights

  • Shipping: Around two weeks
  • Assembly: Comes fully tested and assembled (ready to run)
  • Fast: Inside Germany the technician will come within 48 hours
  • Modular: Components are easily exchanged by the operator.
  • Advice: We will be there for you from the first "test drive" all the way to the solution
  • Recourses: We will provide you with trusted suppliers for EPS and XPS polystyrenes .

Extensions

  • StyroCAM "Cloud Software Made in Germany"
  • FoamCam

First came the Love, then the love for the detail


FP 1600S - Styrofoamplotter

cnc-multitool has been developing machines for the processing of Styrofoam, Styrodur and other foamed thermal plastics since 2006. Every single one of these Styrofoam cutting machines grew from this initial passion and incorporates all the increasing and practical experiences from our very own operators and developers - that is the art of German engineering. Finding the perfect technology for small projects, that was how it all started. The FP 1600S embodies this tradition - now even more professional than ever - to this day.

Interested? Why don't you give us a call and find our more? Or simply send us a quick message.

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What our clients come up with


Styrofoam letters
Styrofoam letters
Styrofoam lettering
Styrofoam lettering
Logos
Logos
Packaging templates and patterns
Packaging templates and patterns
2D logos
2D Logos
Advertising signage
Advertising signage
Styrodur logos
Styrodur logos
Styrofoam logos
Styrofoam logos

The hardworking ant in our machinarium


Ein echtes Arbeitstier

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 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.

FP 1600S - Getting started quickly

Getting started quickly

With the FP 1600S you can immediately get started. Simply unpack, setup and get going - that's how easy it is to start producing with this machine. You won't even need to cut the 0,3 mm thick cutting wire, because the delivery will include two ready to use wires for your convenience.

Software upgrade for even more possibilities


To fully exploit the potential of the Styrofoam cutting machine FP 1600S, we recommend the optimized CAM Software StyroCAM. It is optionally available. To find out more about this software, please read the paragraph "FP 1600S - Features". (What exactly is the software StyroCAM for and when do you need it? You will find more information here.

By the way: 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:

Vector Drawing Program CorelDraw

Corel Draw®

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.

Highlights
  • Proven vector drawing program
  • Fast design of letters, symbols and logos
  • Import of EPS data
  • Access to all standard computer fonts
  • Export as DXF or PLT files
CAD Drawing Program multiCAD

CAD Std

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.

Highlights
  • CAD drawing program
  • Free of charge
  • Unlimited downloads
  • Very easy to use
  • Very fast results
of material costs, cutting costs

multiSALES

Cloud based software for the calculation of pricing for letters, logos and lettering, painted or unpainted, coated or with Plexiglas.

Highlights
  • Calculation of material prices, cutting costs, paint and coating
  • Font to DXF module
  • Runs in modern internet browsers as cloud based software (SaaS)
  • Easy to use
  • Direct import of DWG/DXF/PLT files from CorelDraw, AI, CAD Std
Two-dimensional Styrofoam letters and logos with entry cuts

multiCUT - Std

Cloud based software for the creation of numerical control data for standard letters, lettering 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 DXF/PLT export files from CorelDraw, Adobe Illustrator, CAD
  • Runs on modern internet browsers as cloud based software (SaaS)
  • Cuts with entry and exit points
Two-dimensional Styrofoam letters and logos WITHOUT entry cuts

multiCUT - mono

Cloud based software for the creation of numerical control data for standard letters and logos without any entry and exit cuts.

Highlights
  • Calculation of cutting data for monolithic standard letters/logos/lettering
  • Extremely easy to use
  • G-code calculation from DXF/PLT export files from CorelDraw, Adobe Illustrator, CAD
  • Cutout segments without entry/exit cuts
  • Run in modern internet browsers as cloud based software (SaaS)
Optimized cutting to save on material (nesting)

multiCUT - 2D

Cloud based software (SaaS) for the creation of numerical control data for standard 2D cuts with and without entry and exit cuts.

Highlights
  • Calculation of cutting data for standard 2D cuts
  • Extremely easy to use
  • G-code calculation from DXF/PLT export files from CorelDraw, Adobe AI, CAD
  • Cutouts with and without entry/exit cuts
  • Runs on modern internet browsers as cloud based software (SaaS)

When does a bigger machine make sense?


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.

Features
FP 1600S CUT 1600S CUT 2500S
X-Axis max. (1) 1.300 mm 1.300 mm 1.300 mm
Y-Axis max. (2) 650 mm 700 mm 1.100 mm
Wire length max (3) 150 mm 1.300 mm 5.100 mm
Number of axes 2 4 4
Number of wires 1 1 1
Working speed 1.000 mm/min 1.000 mm/min 1.000 mm/min
Type of drive Spindle Spindle Spindle

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

Applications

  • Cutting of Styrofoam (EPS) and Styrodur (XPS)
  • 3D letters, numbers, logos and symbols
  • Cake dummies
  • Special packaging (boards, plates, panes, pipes or protective corners)
  • Template and pattern cuts
  • And many more…

Specifications

  • Two cutting axes
  • Compact machine
  • Can be used stationary or on the go (mobile)
  • Compatible with standard software such as AutoCAD®, CorelDraw®
  • Runs on Windows 8.1 or 10
  • Data formats for imports: DXF, PLT, DWG

Extras and Training

  • " Training and remote maintenance per TeamViewer

Delivery Contents


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:

FP 1600S
CNC Machine
power supply
Power supply unit
Machine software
Machine software
Cutting wire
Cutting wire

Technical Data


Features
FP 1600S
X-axis (1) 1.300 mm
Y-axis (2) 650 mm
Wire length (3) 150 mm
Number of axes 2
Number of motors 2

Number of wires

1
Working speed 1.000 mm/min
Type of drive X,Y Spindle
Repeat accuracy +/- 0.1
Wire on/off manuell
Work top ja
Electrical connection 110VAC or 220VAC, 50-60Hz
Electrical consumption 300 W
Dimensions (LxWxH) 1.800x500x1.000 mm
Weight 35 kg
REQUEST QUOTE

(1) Track distance forward/backward (2) Track distance up/down (3) maximum wire length (Price) Plus sales tax and shipping

FP 1600S - Features


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 for the FP 1600S perfectly suited StyroCAM software does not come as standard and is available for a small additional surcharge. 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.

The proof is in the pudding


Free technical support

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?

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