Cutting Styrofoam Letters

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Cutting Styrofoam Letters

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This is for everyone that wants to or has asked about cutting Styrofoam. I have a customer that wanted me to cut several letters for him in 2" Styrofoam. Here is a test letter that I cut before I started cutting his sheets. The letters came out great and the edges very smooth. I couldn't have been happier.

I used a 1/4" Super-O up-spiral, conventional cut, move speed was 3 ips and the RPMs was 14000.

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Re: Cutting Styrofoam Letters

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Looks great.
Real clean cut.
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Looks good, Andy. Was your dust collection system able to cope with all the styrofoam bits?

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Glen,
Thanks.

Angie,
It was good talking to you at the Jim's Aspire Camp. Yes, the dust collection handled it great. There were still a lot of pieces floating around.

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Post by jssussex@gmail.com »

Was this the polystyrene bead board ( brakes easily and little round beads of styrafoam fly all over) or was it a structural foam board?
andyb wrote:This is for everyone that wants to or has asked about cutting Styrofoam. I have a customer that wanted me to cut several letters for him in 2" Styrofoam. Here is a test letter that I cut before I started cutting his sheets. The letters came out great and the edges very smooth. I couldn't have been happier.

I used a 1/4" Super-O up-spiral, conventional cut, move speed was 3 ips and the RPMs was 14000.

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It looks like the bead board.
The structural foam that I have used just creates dust not little pieces floating around :)
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Did you cut it all in one pass? Or multiple?

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That is truly amazing. I would never expect to be able to cut styrofoam. GLAD - to know it CAN be done.
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