Hot wire CNC foam cutter

Over the last 25 years we have designed and built thousands of standard CNC hot wire CNC foam cutter machines as well as tens of custom hot wire units and EPS cutting lines for our customers.

Whether you need a tiny lab cutter or a large EPS cutting line for hot wire foam cutting, make sure to contact us. We will be more than happy to assist you in the design process.

hot wire cnc foam cutter warranty

Hot wire CNC foam cutter

  • easy to use yet powerful iXshaper software (with unlimited free updates)
  • modern ARM-based electronic controllers with USB support
  • complete 5-YEAR WARRANTY (EXW, ex-works)
  • our famous warranty- and post-warranty TECH SUPPORT

Hot wire foam cutting

Hot wire cutters

Complete 5-year warranty on all CNC hot wire foam cutters made by MEGAPLOT with 24/7 technical support at your disposal.

IXSHAPER SOFTWARE
  • unlimited free updates for all MegaPlot hot wire cnc foam cutter customers
  • extreme easy of use yet lots of powerful features
  • will work on any Windows PC with USB, including Windows 10
  • available in 11 different languages
  • complex 3D cuts made simple (based on your existing 3D models)
  • built-in support for HPGL.plt (e.g. CorelDraw), dxf (e.g. AutoCad), RAW 3D (e.g. Rhinoceros 3D), EPS/AI (e.g. AdobeIllustrator), dxf 3D (e.g. AutoCad)
  • multiple objects auto-linking & on-screed cutting simulation
  • built-in sample drawings for each type of cut
  • easy-to-use shape duplication feature
  • arch cutting feature
  • auto-stop and continuation for a broken wire replacement

iXshaper is a Windows application you install on the PC you use to control your MegaPlot machine (via USB). It is written by our own team of programmers to take full advantage of your MegaPlot hot wire foam cutter. As a result, it will not work with any third-party machine. Click here to learn more about iXshaper

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Hot wire foam cutters - features & accessories

5-WIRE MULTI WIRE ADD-ON
  • cut up to 5 identical shapes at the same time
  • adjustable for both vertical and horizontal cuts
  • 13-degree locks for standard sheeting operations
  • easy to install and take off when not needed
  • 60 cm and 120 cm long variants available
  • fully adjustable wire distances in 1 mm increments
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TURNTABLE
  • 3D cuts out of 3D models or a series of 2D files
  • Can cut any symmetrical or irregular shape
  • Completely automatic mode & full manual control
  • Works with the straight cutting wire and also shapewire
  • Support for PLT, DXF, EPS/AI, RAW 3D , STL and DXF 3D
  • Powerful and precise movement mechanism
  • Easy to use yet offering unlimited possibilities
  • Up to 3 turntables on the same machine
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LATHE
  • perfect for columns and balusters
  • easy-to-use with built-in rotary and lathe modes
  • supports the straight cutting wire as well as shapewire
  • create creative twisted shapes
  • grooves, threads and similar 3D features
  • powerful and precise mechanism
  • software-controller but also full manual control
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SHAPEWIRE BAR
  • temporarily replaces the straight wire to produce interesting rotary shapes
  • works with both turntable and lathe
  • perfect for grooves, threads and similar shapes
  • 1 mm thick shapeable wire (reusable)
  • will heat up to 50 cm long pieces of shapewire bar
  • easy to install and remove when not needed
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INDEPENDENT AXIS CONTROL
  • unique load cell and motor-controlled unlimited wire length change feature
  • advanced software-based wire tension and heating control
  • consistent wire temperature and tension regardless of current length
  • will cut all kinds of tapered shapes
  • material width and position calculations
  • simple two-color drawings support
  • unlimited trolleys' offset
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WIRED HANDHELD/REMOTE CONTROLLER WITH A DISPLAY
  • convenient overview of current machine parameters:
    • wire location
    • wire heating status and power
    • wire tension (independent axis control units)
    • limit switches status
  • on-the-fly adjustment of parameters during a cut: increase/decrease wire temperature, increase/decrease cutting speed
  • start/stop/continue a cut
  • full manual control of machine movement in all axes
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BAR CODE READER
  • convenient workflow enhancement to save time and cut down on human errors
  • save you current job (drawings and configuration parameters) to a pdf file with a unique custom barcode
  • print out the pdf and scan the barcode to easily re-open all drawings and configuration settings associated with it
  • built-in barcode manager with unlimited number of sets/pdfs
  • simple plug'n'play solution with iXshaper support built-in requiring no special drivers
  • requires an additional free USB port on your PC (apart from the one used to connect the machine to)
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TITANIUM WIRE ®
  • best resistant hot wire on the market. Period.
  • custom made for MegaPlot machines to ensure limited stretching and breakage
  • can withstand higher temperature to increase cutting speed
  • can be tensioned more to ensure accurate cuts
  • available as a paid upgrade for all Twister Pro series units
  • included in the price of all independent axis units
  • available in new diameters: 0.15, 0.25, 0.30, 0.35, 0.45, 0.55 and 0.6 mm
  • can be added to an existing machine to improve performance
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EPS AND XPS HOT WIRE MACHINES SERIES COMPARISON

  OPEN FRAME
SERIES
P60 SERIES TWISTER PRO SERIES MULTIWIRE MW SERIES
NUMBER OF CUTTING HOT WIRES 1
(up to 5 with optional MW add-on)
1 1
(or 2 with the optional DualWire feature)
10
(up to 20 with optional HD upgrade)
HOT WIRE LENGTH 250-300 cm
(150 cm for Roof Master)
60 cm 130-400 cm 130-300 cm
MAX. TRANSIT SPEED 10 meters/min. 2.8 meters/min. 5 meters/min.
2 meters/min.
CUTTING WIRE TYPE AND DIAMETER TitaniumWire 
0.45-0.60 mm
NiCr or TitaniumWire
0.15 mm
TitaniumWire 
0.25-0.60 mm
TitaniumWire 
0.25-0.60 mm
CUTTING WIRE TENSIONING spring or electric spring spring, pneumatic or electric spring or pneumatic
FEATURES & OPTIONAL ACCESSORIES' AVAILABILITY        
TURNTABLE available available available available
LATHE available available
available available
SHAPEWIRE TOOL available available available available
BAR CODE SCANNING included in the price not available not available not available
DOUBLEWIRE 
(second cutting wire)
not available not available available not available
(10 wires available
in all MW models)
INDEPENDENT AXIS MODE available
not available available
not available
TITANIUM WIRE included in the price available available
(included in the price of independent axis units)
included in the price
PNEUMATIC WIRE TENSIONING not available
not available
available not available
FULL TABLE included in the price not available
not available
not available
5-WIRE MW ADD-ON available not available not available not available
(10 wires available
in all MW models)
ADDITIONAL TURNTABLES AND LATHE (up to 3 of each) available not available
not available not available
INCREASED WORKING HEIGHT OF 1840 MM (instead of 1220 mm) available not available not available not available
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