8700 CNC Contour Cutter


Hotwire Direct: 8700 CNC Independent Axis, 3D Foam Cutting, High Speed Expanded Polystyrene EPS Foam Cutter

CNC Production Example

Prep & Production Time for 72, 8′ Pieces (576′)

Draw: 8 min
Nesting: 20 min
Coding: 1 min
Multiwire Setup (6 wires): 1 min
Cutting: 14 min
Total First Run: 44 min
Total Second Run: 14 min


Picture below shows 4 blocks or 64′ of a concrete bridge’s form liner that was cut in approx. 38 minutes.
Hotwire Direct: 8700 CNC Expanded Polystyrene EPS Foam Cutter - Concrete Bridge Form Liners

Click photo for how this bridge came together.

"Productivity is the number one reason we bought the 8700 CNC and 3000 Automated Foam Shaper. By having these here we are able to cut a mold and pour it in the same day. There is no waiting around for us to outsource it like there was."

- Mark Spina, TabbyStone

Cutting Capacity
106″ x 51″ x 105″ (269cm x 130cm x 266cm). Wire is 105″ long. Other sizes available.
0.001″ (0.025mm)
±.002″/foot (0.0167mm/m)
Drive Motors
Four 160 ounce/inch (1.8kg/cm) AC servos, 4000 counts per revolution encoders
Drive System
X & Y axis timing belt drives, precision sealed bearings ride on hardened ground rods
Max. Cutting Speed
55″ (140cm) per minute
Max. Rapid Speed
1500″ (3,810cm) per minute
Cutting Wire
Up to 6 – .014 (.355mm) wires
Power Required
240v single phase 50-60hz, 20 Amp
1 year on all electrical components, 3 years on all mechanical components
Tech Support
Unlimited support at no charge

Options And Specifications


Hotwire Direct: CNC Wire Options and Cutting Capacity

Dimensional Cutting and Wire Capacity

Hotwire Direct: CNC Options For Creative Cutting

Attachments for Extending Creativity


You can enjoy the benefits of the 8700 CNC with a low monthly payment. Click here for more information and a finance application.

Additional information

Weight 1300 lbs
Dimensions 108 x 40 x 50 in
Rotary $3,995


Turntable $895


Bowl Cutter $795


Lathe $2,795


Rigid Wire $795