skiver To cut our densest foam rubber, such as closed-cell foams and plastic foams, we employ the skiver. With the ability to slice sheets as thin as 1/16" or as thick as 5", it operates exclusively on a horizontal plane. Because of the density of the materials cut with the skiver, the blade is substantial, measuring 3.3" wide and .04" thick. Given the demands high-density materials place on a cutting machine, the skiver is incredibly powerful and constantly self-sharpens its blade.

The machine is manually fed and can handle sheet widths up to 76", with no limit in length. For especially long sheets, the skiver is able to be fed from rollers. The skiver requires some programming when setting desired sheet thicknesses, but not to the degree of a CNC machine, as the saw blade remains stationary once programmed. Since the skiver can only cut horizontally, products are often trimmed down to size afterward on vertical saws, waterjet cutters, or die cutters. Products produced on the skiver include high-density packaging, flotation devices, and sports matting and padding.

Examples of products fabricated by this machine:
minicel foam polyethylenegymnastic rubber minicel

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