The Budnick high speed table top plotter answers the trend towards just-in-time production, shorter runs, and cutting various substrates. This multifunctional machine is compatible with most file formats including PDF, AI, EPS, RIP software, TIFF and DXF. The high speed plotter uses either a straight blade, an oscillating blade or a router attachment.
Although it produces the same precision parts, Budnick's high speed plotter could be considered superior to non-garnet waterjet cutting because it produces parts faster, is capable of cutting specific depths with its XYZ axis controls, and it does not require extra time after the parts are cut to clean them - making it more efficient in many cases.
No Tooling Required
Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) processing means parts can be created from your drawings or computer files.
No Design Limitations
Parts cut on the high speed plotter overcome the limitations of mechanical tooling. This allows design engineers the freedom to specify part dimensions that optimize finished goods.
The high speed plotter reaches tolerances of +/- 0.001" - material dependent. It can also cut multiple layers of material.
Capable of Cutting Sheeted or Rolled Goods
Like waterjet cutting machines, this high speed plotter can cut flat, sheeted material. But it is also capable of cutting roll fed material up to 150 lbs.
Unlike other cutting methods where the material is held down with its own weight/gravity or with heavy weights, the high speed plotter holds material down to the surface of the table with an industrial heavy-duty vacuum system that can be controlled to apply as much or as little suction as needed. This makes the machine a great choice for cutting textiles, leather and cloth for the apparel, upholstery and technical industries.
The plotter can also cut thin gasket material as well as self-adhesive vinyls, reflective signs, screen printing films, polyester and polycarbonates. Hard metals cannot be cut, but the high speed plotter can cut soft brass and soft aluminum, as well as plexiglas, polystyrene, and particle board. A router attachment can also be added to engrave these materials.
Budnick's high speed table top plotter is good for heat sensitive materials and is a good alternative to laser engraving when the material is reflective. Parts can be through-cut, kiss-cut, butt-cut, routed, engraved or creased on this precision cutting device.