Back to News Precision Foam Board is a High-Density Urethane (HDU) that is used to create models and signage.

Creating Signage from Precision Board (HDU Foam Board)

Precision Board is a High-Density Urethane (HDU) Foam Board that can be cut using a waterjet.


 Cutting Precision Foam Board with WARDJet's Z-Series Waterjet

Precision Board High Density Urethane (HDU), also known as Foam Board, is a popular material with many applications. In the video below, our Z-Series waterjet can be seen cutting a sign out of PBLT-34 Precision Board. This sign was then primed, painted, and mounted in the WARDJet boardroom.

Machine Settings

We used a .010” orifice and a .030” nozzle to cut the Precision Board. Additionally, we used 80 mesh GMA abrasive with an abrasive feed rate of ¾ lb/min. The sign was pre-pierced using a low-pressure, circular piercing method in order to reduce the likelihood of damage to the material. Full pressure (60,000 psi) was then used to cut the sign at a maximum speed of just 11ipm in order to maximize edge quality.

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Did You Know?

Precision Board HDU is eco-friendly! Made out of “green” urethane components, this material has obtained a certified carbon balance of 3 to 1 and includes “rapidly renewable resource content” of 23.9%. This results in a tighter cell structure that produces more chips and less dust when cutting the material.

For More Information

For more details on how to cut Precision Board with a waterjet, complete our online contact form or call us at 1-844-WARDJET. To order waterjet parts and accessories, click here.

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