Compiled by Juli Case
Question: We’re going to be doing a foam cutting project in which we’ll cut out 200 pieces at a time. We would ideally like to use computerized equipment. The foam is ¼-thick “fun foam,” like you find at craft stores. Where can we get the equipment to cut it?
Answer: We contacted a number of foam cutting equipment manufacturers, none of which seemed to think there would be a problem with the type or thickness of the foam you’re using. One suggested using a plastic overlay on the foam. The compatibility will also be dependent on the width of the foam and whether it’s a sheet or a roll. Computerized cutting equipment is an investment, so make sure to do a cost analysis. If it’s not practical to purchase the equipment until this project takes off for you, ask the equipment suppliers for a contract cutter in your area.