Yes, XPS (Extruded Polystyrene) foam can be cut by a hot wire machine. In fact, a hot wire cutter is one of the most common and effective methods for cutting XPS foam due to its ability to create precise and clean cuts.
Hot wire machines work by heating a thin wire to a high temperature and then passing the wire through the XPS foam, melting and cutting through the material. The heat from the wire seals the edges of the foam, creating a clean cut that doesn’t leave behind any debris or dust.
When cutting XPS foam with a hot wire machine, it’s important to take safety precautions such as wearing protective gloves and eye goggles, as well as ensuring proper ventilation to avoid inhaling any fumes that may be released during the cutting process.
Overall, using a hot wire machine to cut XPS foam is an efficient and accurate method that is commonly used in the manufacturing of underfloor heating panels and other XPS foam products.