Hot wire CNC foam cutters Accessories | ShapeWire Tool


Hot wire CNC Foam machine software-controlled, fully-computerized ShapeWire Tool is an optional device available for most our Hot wire CNC foam cutters. When used along with the TurnTable or the Lathe, the ShapeWire Tool enables the operator  to cut all kinds or grooved, chiseled, hollow and symmetrical shapes.  It uses special 1 mm thick bendable resistant cutting wire which is pre-shaped by the operator and then mounted on a special bar (tool), either horizontally or vertically. The fact that the material is simultaneously being rotated by the Lathe or the TurnTable means there is an almost unlimited number of shapes you can achieve.

Hot wire CNC foam cutters Accessories Lathe + Shape WIre


In both cases, the operator starts by pre-bending a piece of 1 mm thick ShapeWire and mounting it on the ShapeWire Bar (which is plugged into the electronic controller and is fully controlled by Hot wire CNC foam machine software). 
(both can be done with either the Lathe or the TurnTable)

1. Enter-Rotate-Exit

This process offers unlimited possibilities and consists of six basic steps illustrated below:
  1. A piece of ShapeWire pre-bent to a required shape
  2. A drawing (revolution axis + entry-exit line)
  3. A piece of foam
  4. FoamShape configuration
  5. Cutting process
  6. Final product

The polystyrene (Styrofoam, EPS, XPS) material is mounted on the TurnTable (can  be placed horizontally on the Lathe as well) and the ShapeWire Cutting Mode is selected in Hot wire CNC foam machine software. Once you click “Start”, the pre-bent ShapeWire enters  the material, the material makes a 360-degree rotation, the ShapeWire exits the material and in approximately 30 seconds you are done.

1. Along the Path

A similar process in which a pre-bent wire is used to cut grooves or flutes in a piece of polystyrene EPS, XPS foam. Spiral or thread cuts are done in the very same way.  All the operator has to do is to prepare a single drawing consisting of a revolution axis and the ShapeWire travel path (often a single line) and to enter the required rotation (if any).

Hot wire CNC foam cutters - ShapeWire tools

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Hot wire CNC foam cutters Accessories - ShapeWire Tool



We sell and ship products all over the world!

CNC Foam cutting systems are sold in Europe and in many countries throughout the World from Asia to North America.

Delivery times vary widely from country to country, they also depend on how effective your local logistic services are. However, we have made an estimation of 3-7 working days for Europe countries (road delivery) and estimated delivery time to countries outside the Europe starts from 5 working days.

Usually, for our international customers we offer next conditions:

  • Delivery by Air transport (airport terminal – CPT).
  • Delivery by Sea transport (seaport – CPT).

Shipping costs are determined by the order’s size, weight, shipping method and delivery address. We calculate shipping price for each order individually.  Please contact us for more information!

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