The CNC Tangent Die Cutter is used to cut material up to 3/16” thick. Is uses a small steel blade fitted into a holder and rotates the blade as it cuts. Unlike like a laser cutter, this machine can cut with no kerf, no burnt edges, and it can cut flammable materials such as foam core and cardboard.
|Cutting Size||46” x 47”|
The cost of the machine is in its blades. Blades cost $2.00/blade (This includes required CT Sales Tax)
The blade itself costs $1.04 (with Tax = $1.11) The Remaining Cost = $0.89 ($0.84 minus CT sales Tax) is for replacing the Felt Boards and overall machine maintenance.
Typically you should be able to cut 3-4 jobs on one blade.
|Approved Materials to Cut||
You CAN cut the following materials on this Machine:
NOTE: These values are SUGGESTED baselines for materials. Always test your settings before cutting.
You Can Not Cut the Following Materials on the Laser Cutters:
- Any Type of Wood
(Using the Pen Tool and the Creasing tool is OK on these materials except for hard materials)
Rules of Operation - Failure to follow these rules WILL result in Disciplinary Action AND can lead to extended loss of access to this equipment.
High Risk of Damage - Do not leave this machine unattended while cutting for ANY reason.
CNC Tangent Die Cutter Reservations: 1 Hour Per Day for a Max of 2 Consecutive Days
DO NOT manually hold down your material - You must use the vacuum system.
DO NOT Lean or sit on top of this machine - Doing so WILL bend the table bed.
DO NOT Use this machine as a work surface - Doing so WILL bend and/or damage the table bed.
DO NOT Manually cut on top of this machine - Doing so WILL bend and/or damage the table bed.
DO NOT cut anything thicker than 3/16”- Doing so will damage your material and/or the machine as the blades cannot cut material thicker than 3/16”
YOU MUST Use the felt mat - if you do not, your blade will dull or break and we will
|8.||Access to Machine||The Machine is open for use on a 24/7 schedule. Students need to provide their own Materials
CNC Tangent Cutter Schedule