About us

GIPAT S.r.l. was founded in 2015 by Flavio Prattico and Carmine Gianfagna which led to the launch of PolyShaper, currently the 1st brand in Italy in the development, design and production of desktop CNC foam cutting machines.

We handle the mechanical, electronic and IT aspects related to the design of the machines, up to their construction and sale. We provide all-round technical assistance, we always guarantee high quality products.

The software needed to use our machines are available for free. Our activities have transformed artisans into digital artisans!

Furthermore, we deal with the sale and resale of many consumables and supplies related to the decorations and arts sectors.

About us

GIPAT S.r.l. was founded in 2015 by Flavio Prattico and Carmine Gianfagna which led to the launch of PolyShaper, currently the 1st brand in Italy in the development, design and production of desktop CNC foam cutting machines.

We handle the mechanical, electronic and IT aspects related to the design of the machines, up to their construction and sale. We provide all-round technical assistance, we always guarantee high quality products.

The software needed to use our machines are available for free. Our activities have transformed artisans into digital artisans!

Furthermore, we deal with the sale and resale of many consumables and supplies related to the decorations and arts sectors.

What We Do

PolyShaper designs and manufactures CNC polystyrene cutting machines and CNC milling machines for cutting and engraving materials.

Our machines can be used many fields, from technological and engineering contexts to pastime activities. Our user basket consists of sector’s professionals and hobbyists, in equal measure. Thanks to our services and products, a large number of artisans have approached creative technological contexts for the first time and so become digital artisans.

Supporting people’s creativity is very important to us. We are glad our products can be a concrete tool for making customized creations and bring an increasing public closer to hobbies of creative and artistic nature. For this reason, in addition to the production, sale and resale of machines, we run an online shop where all kinds of consumables can be found. We constantly update our catalog of consumables to best meet our users needs and market trends.

Visit our online shop at www.polyshaper.eu/shop

Some of our successes

The Seal of Excellence is a quality brand awarded by the EU to excellent research and innovation project proposals presented at Horizon 2020, which are positively evaluated but not funded due to lack of available resources. This program recognizes the value of the proposal and helps other funding organizations to benefit from the Horizon 2020 evaluation process.

The Maker Faire is the meeting event for makers, people who give life to their technological ideas. Over the years, we have participated in order to show the development of our skills and knowledge. We have been awarded several times with the “Maker of Merit” award, a recognition for the authenticity of our ideas.

Elettronica In has always been the Italian reference magazine for electronics enthusiasts and makers. To appear on the cover with our first model of cutting plotter, the P400, was a great satisfaction for us!

The P400 was our first successful market test. We were immediately very satisfied to have obtained funding through a Kickstarter campaign as recognition of the quality of the product we presented. It was an important result for us as the backers were also the buyers.

The campaign

The Oranje model we presented on Kickstarter few years ago is, in many ways, the same one we sell today. The challenge with the Oranje was to abandon the P400 prototype and create a new product with a significantly higher level of maturity by improving and innovating many aspects.

The campaign

Azul’s Kickstarter campaign we presented few years ago was the fastest we have ever done. Its purpose was to get a feedback on a larger model before introducing it on the market. We have introduced new elements such as the rotate table and the software on the tablet.

The campaign

Our Commitment

The PolyShaper brand has always been committed to environmental compliance. Our production and sales processes ensures that all polystyrene waste produced is recycled.

Polystyrene is a thermoplastic, as most of the plastics we use on a daily basis. This characteristic makes expanded polystyrene (commercially called styrofoam) heatable and thus reusable.

For example, the company that supplies us with extruded polystyrene uses a vacuum system along the production process in order to collect the shavings and recycle them: they are turned into pellets and reused during the production chain. Polystyrene, or commercially called styrofoam, is therefore 100% recyclable.

Many of our everyday activities as human beings generate pollution, for this reason we at PolyShaper always try to raise awareness, most importantly inform our clients about the proper use of materials. We hope that the end users of our products will be responsible and follow our guidelines.