Technical Foam Services Invests in Flash Cutting for Faster Prototyping

Northamptonshire, United Kingdom (10th September, 2013) – Technical Foam Services Ltd, a leading independent engineering-based manufacturer and foam producer, has invested in a new Flash Cutting knife-operated table to provide clients with a faster prototyping service.

To date, Technical Foam Services’ samples have been despatched within a couple of days, which has been recognised as a fast turnaround time achievable due to their internal engineering department. This new £75,000 machine eradicates the need to set up die-tooling, thereby saving precious hours and often resulting in samples being sent out the same day.

Flash Cutting knife-operated tables were originally produced for the fabric-cutting industry, but on-going engineering development work has enabled the machine to be able to cut foam up to 130mm thick. This opens up an extensive range of commercial opportunities in the acoustic and packaging markets, in which Technical Foam Services are already recognised as the UK’s number one foam converter. For on-going production, the nesting capability of the cutting process helps improve component yield and reduce wastage, both key factors in foam production.

Duncan Geddes, Joint Managing Director, said: “This new investment has already helped us to win some business from a prestigious German automotive manufacturer. We produced their bespoke samples within 12 hours from a receipt of .dxf drawings, and delivered to Stuttgart the following day. Nobody else in the foam industry is as pro-active as we are, but at the same time we recognise we have to follow this up long-term with competitive prices and reliable service. In addition, we have the largest stock-holding of polyurethane and polyethylene foams in the UK, making us the first port-of-call for many companies wishing to find a foam manufacturer and foam convertor.”

For more information on Technical Foam Services and their foam products, visit their website at or contact their sales team on 01536 443000.

About Technical Foam Services:
Technical Foam Services is widely recognised as Europe’s leading, most innovative and consumer-led industrial foam converting business. They operate from Northamptonshire in the heart of England, ensuring easy access to customers and clients when trading their high-quality foam and rubber products. Technical Foam Services can offer foam cut-to-size products such as furniture foams, ink jet foams, sports and leisure foams and more.

Duncan Geddes, Technical Foam Services Ltd,
57 Burkitt Rd, Earlstrees Industrial Estate,
Corby, Northamptonshire,
England, UK
Zip: NN17 4DT
Tel: 01536 443000