Rubber is a versatile material used in various industries, from manufacturing to automotive, healthcare, and even fashion. Its elasticity and durability make it an ideal choice for gaskets, seals, shock absorbers, and countless other applications. When it comes to shaping and cutting rubber with precision and finesse, CO2 laser cutting technology stands out as a game-changer. In this blog post, we’ll explore the benefits, applications, and the technology behind CO2 laser cutting for rubber.
Benefits of a Laser System
Acrylic by nature can scratch easily if not handled properly. Laser cutting and engraving is a non-contact process, allowing acrylic to be cut without tooling which comes in contact with the material and can damage the surface of the acrylic.
Kern’s CO2 lasers cut acrylic with a single pass of the laser beam resulting in a flame polished edge quality that does not require post processing steps such as buffing or manual flame polishing of the processed edge.
The CO2 laser beam has a kerf as small as .005″, allowing parts to be nested tightly together maximizing sheet yield and reducing waste. Nesting software is available which will automatically nest complex parts together saving you money on each job you run.