View Full Version : where do you buy your foam?

05-03-2012, 08:46 PM
do you buy them in preformed blocks?

Also can you cast your own? Like those spray on stuff for house insulation?

05-03-2012, 09:03 PM
The craft store.

06-26-2012, 08:15 AM
I'd like to know this too, i've been scouring the internet for hours trying to figure out what kind of foam to us for high detail CNC work.

06-26-2012, 09:49 AM
Well this forum is meant for wire cutters so you would want to use a polystyrene or other thermoplastic foam. Most folks use blue or pink foam from the home improvement store for that.

If you want to carve or route detailed shapes into foam, I would recommend Precision Board from Coastal Enterprises. They have a wide range of densities, sizes, all the fillers and adhesives you need and they will send you a sample to try. I like the stuff a lot.

Home | Coastal Enterprises (http://www.precisionboard.com/)


06-27-2012, 10:24 PM
Using 2lb EPS can and does produce quality work. you can get it at numerous block molders in the usa. In Texas Starrfaom is about the biggest. I know they have a place in AZ too.