Are you curious if your Cricut machine can cut foam board? The answer is yes! With a bit of patience and trial and error, Cricut and Silhouette cutting machines can cut various types of foam. In this article, we'll explore the different types of foam boards, the best settings for cutting them, and the materials that can be cut with a Cricut Maker. When it comes to foam boards, there are a few things to keep in mind. Firstly, the star-shaped wheels of the machine can damage the surface.
To avoid this, the software will tell you to move the wheels all the way to the right. This is also why Cricut chipboard and fine woods are only 11 inches wide and not the full 12 inches. Secondly, Cricut Maker is better than Cricut Explore for cutting delicate or hard materials. Sometimes, Cricut Maker works better than Cricut Explore, because it can convert and cut different materials into the desired shapes. As with Cricut machines, the best thing to do is experiment with pressure settings and blades to find the best combination for your material. To get started, select the images and size, then load the mat into your machine.
In a Cricut Explore, change the Smart Set Dial to Custom. Then select Browse All Materials and select Craft Foam. For Cricut Maker, select Find All Materials and then select Craft Foam from the materials list. Cricut Maker cannot cut materials with a thickness greater than 2.40 mm and supports a length or width of 11 inches. You can watch me try cutting thick materials with the Cricut blade, just hit play in the video below. Something to keep in mind: Cricut recommends opening the chipboard and letting it sit outside the package for at least 24 hours before cutting it.
Cricut recommends using something like a weeding tool to lift the piece up a bit and see if it's cut. However, the Cricut Maker can cut both materials if their thickness is in accordance with the defined thickness of the Cricut Maker. There is a large list of materials that can be cut with Cricut Maker, such as aluminum foil, cereal boxes, cardboard, etc. To sum up, Cricut Maker is not limited to cutting a few specific materials in a narrow range.
With patience and experimentation with pressure settings and blades, you can find the best combination for your material. So go ahead and get creative with your foam board projects!.