Folding Wheel

This tool is used to create creases or score lines on thin materials. It's made of metal and it has a serrated edge to help grip the material and create a more defined crease. A folding wheel or creasing wheel can be incorporated into a CNC machine for faster and more consistent crease results.

It can be used on cardboard, corrugated cardboard, paper, foamboard, polystyrene, closed-cell foam, coreflute, etc.


In addition to cutting, a CNC router can also be used to create creases or score lines in thin materials using a folding wheel.

In a CNC routing operation, the folding wheel is attached to the spindle of the machine, and the material is held in place on the work surface. The CNC router then moves the creasing wheel across the material to create the crease lines, which can then be folded manually or using additional machinery.

Using a CNC router to create crease lines can be particularly useful for creating complex or intricate folding patterns. For example, packaging or other paper-based products. It is far more efficient than creating creases manually, as the CNC router can create multiple crease lines simultaneously and with greater precision.

The crease lines are created by pressing the creasing wheel onto the material, which creates a groove or indentation that makes it easier to fold the material along that line. This is particularly useful for creating precise folds, which can be difficult to fold cleanly without creasing the materials.

Creasing wheels, which often utilize CNC parts for improved accuracy, are commonly used in industries that require precise folding of materials, such as packaging and printing. These CNC-enhanced components ensure consistent and high-quality results in material folding applications.

Recommended for:

  • Xanita Board
  • Card
  • Graphic Foamboard
  • Corrugated Cardboard
  • Polystyrene
  • Closed cell foam
  • Coreflute