Polyformes, the UK's leading specialist polyethylene foam converter, has signed off an order for another CNC water-jet machine. Delivery of the built-to-specification system is anticipated within 12 weeks. The 4 head machine not only allows for 4 identical parts processing, but can also have split head use so that 2 lots of 2 items can be machined simultaneously.
Existing machinery will cut up to 100mm in one depth subject to material grade - this latest model will cut up to 200mm and will enhance Polyformes capability and capacity on this section of 2 dimensional foam production. The heads can be angled to produce beveled edges or internal angled pocket section.
Chairman, Paul Henrick, says 'Polyformes policy of continual investment in machinery, R & D and staff is paying dividends as we have not only weathered the recession, but have increased turnover and profitability precisely because of our long term investment planning'.
The new water-jet will complement Polyformes other conversion machinery purchased over the last 2 years which includes a double head CNC router with multi tool changing facility and a robot arm with revolving 4 station table for finishing extreme shaped foam parts.