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Cutting Mats

If you’re looking for a professional-grade cutting mat that will protect your work surface while keeping your blades from dulling too quickly, you can find what you need at Engineer Supply. We have a variety of cutting and trimming mats that are great for blueprints and photos — all while keeping your desk or counter from getting damaged. Feel free to look at what we have in stock, so you can find a rotary cutting mat that will meet your specific needs.

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MODEL-MAKING TOOLS FOR DRAFTING


A good model can bring a design to life, and it can take a lot of the guesswork out of building the final product. The invention of 3D printing has allowed engineers to make detailed models by using computers and the right equipment, but there’s something satisfying about making one by hand. For model-making, you’ll need something to cut, cut with, and cut on. You’ll also need some kind of work surface, some materials, and a blade. A lot of people make the mistake of cutting directly onto their work surface or table. A cutting mat is made for model-making, can come in a variety of sizes, and is meant to be used repeatedly. It’s easier to replace and can even come guides or grids. There are a lot of options for cutting things well. You can use a large, heavy-duty blade for making deep cuts, but a smaller precision knife can be used to make more detailed or intricate cuts.


USING DRAFTING AND DRAWING TOOLS


A compass is used to draw circles and arcs, while a straight edge is considered to be one of the most important tools for drafting. Architects and engineers use a scale to draw something very large or very small, while an eraser is one of the most common tools for drafting. Model-making requires something to cut, cut on, and cut with. French curves are templates and scroll-shaped cutouts, and there are several types of paper used for drafting. You can use a lettering guide to keep your hand-lettering a consistent size, and there are lot options for writing tools (including graphite and ink).


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THE IDEAL WORKING SURFACE FOR CUTTING AND TRIMMING

If you’re looking for a cutting mat that you can use for modeling and trimming, you can find what you need at Engineer Supply. We know that architects and engineers need to have the right tools, and there are times when they have to make a 3D model of what they’re designing. That’s why we offer quality cutting mats from top-rated manufacturers. Whether you’re looking for a large cutting mat or something smaller, you can find it in our store. Feel free to browse through what we have in our inventory, so you can find a rotary cutting mat that’s right for you!


A VARIETY OF SIZES TO MEET A VARIETY OF NEEDS

Whether you’re looking for a large cutting mat to put on a table or a small cutting mat that you can take with you, Engineer Supply has what you need. We have a variety of cutting mats in a number of sizes, so you can be sure to find what you need in our store. All of them come from quality manufacturers, so you can be sure to get a professional-grade product that will last through years of use. Be sure to browse through the broad selection we have in our store, so you can find a cutting mat that will work for you!


Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to use a cutting mat?

The problem with using alternative materials is that they can dull your rotary cutter on the first cut, but there are a number of things you can use instead of a cutting mat that will work just as well. Some of them include but may not be limited to:
  • Woodcutting Boards — They won’t move or slip very much, and they can be cheaper than a cutting mat if you go to the right place.
  • Laminate — This material is very smooth and is good for cutting slippery fabrics (such as chiffon). It’s not very expensive and can come in many different thicknesses.
  • PETG Sheets — These are made from food-safe materials, so they won’t affect your health. They can also come in a variety of thicknesses and sizes.
  • Shelf Liners — These are a cheap alternative to a large cutting mat. And with a little batting spray adhesive, they can hold the material in place. While their size is their only drawback, they can last for a long time.
  • 3D Printing Mats — If own one or know someone who does, you can have this person print one out for you. They’re inexpensive, and they can make a mat according to your desired specifications.
If you’re looking for a surface on which to cut, you can use these alternatives to get the job done.

What is the largest cutting mat available?

You can find a large cutting mat that’s as big as 24 x 36 inches (60 x 90 centimeters), and it can even have a ruler to help you make more precise cuts. Having one for your table or workstation can be an important investment that can affect the quality of your work, so be sure to pick one up at Engineer Supply.

How does a self-healing cutting mat work?

These cutting mats are called “self-healing” because they can’t get marked up, even after you cut it with a blade. The unique materials used to make these mats allow the groove left by the blade to close up automatically, so there won’t be any visible marks.

What is a rotary cutting mat used for?

A rotary cutting mat is used with a rotary cutter and can keep the blade protected. It’s also called a “self-healing” mat, because it won’t leave a mark as the blade cuts into the mat. It can also come in a variety of sizes — from small mats that can be used while you’re on the go to large mats that can be placed in larger studios. And many of them have lines for 30, 45, and 60 degree angles. There are even degrees for circles.

Where can I buy a quality cutting mat?

If you want to buy the best cutting mat for your specific needs, you can find it at Engineer Supply. We have a variety of cutting mats from some of the best manufacturers in the industry, so feel free to look at what we have in our store. We’re sure you’ll be able to find a large cutting mat that will meet your specific needs.

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