Your CNC machine can create unique designs in a variety of mediums—whether you’re working with metal or wood, the precision and versatility of a CNC machine offers limitless opportunities to create, no matter what your business or hobby entails.
But did you know that you can also use your CNC machine to shape a very different type of material?
We’re talking about polystyrene foam. Using your CNC machine to cut foam has tons of applications, whether you’re doing work for your home or your business. Create uniquely-designed paint stencils to cover your walls, or design all kinds of fun toys to keep around the home with the help of your kids. Create party favors for your kids’ birthday parties, wall art for every area of the home, and more. Experiment with different designs and functions, without worrying about wasting expensive material if your graphics don’t translate as planned. Once you fine-tune the details of your design with foam, you can always apply it to a more robust material like wood.
If you use your CNC machine to design items for your business, doing a practice run on wood or metal materials can be expensive. Instead, consider performing a test of your CNC design on foam to create a prototype and make sure you have the details and dimensions right. Once you’re completely comfortable with your design, you can cut confidently into that expensive slab of wood or sheet of metal without worrying about making any mistakes and compromising the finished product.
CNC machines are capable of doing remarkably precise and intricate work, which can make the difference between a finely-crafted finished product and an unsuccessful attempt. For more info on the CNC machines available at CNC masters, click here. And click here to learn more about our sophisticated but easy-to-use software.