Choosing Waterjet Cutting for Rubber and Plastic

Vital to almost all major industries in some shape or form, rubber and plastic are the flexible and dependable parts of many machines and devices. Hydro-Lazer is a market leader in cutting these materials in a variety of thicknesses and sizes to suit your needs. Rubber is a malleable material that can bend and even warp under extreme temperatures and plastic can do the same if not treated properly. Here are just a few reasons why choosing Hydro-Lazer to water-cut your materials makes excellent sense.

Rubber

Rubber products have common uses in almost every industry, including FDA-certified or compliant rubber gaskets for food manufacturing equipment. It’s vital for the material to maintain the proper shape without imposing any thermal stress that could warp and deform. Waterjet cutting rubber requires no abrasives and no heat, allowing for the rubber to be cut cleanly and with little waste. No burrs or cutting marks will be present afterwards, leaving only a perfect line. Programmed cutting makes production time short, saving you both time and money. Better yet, relying on Hydro-Lazer for cutting rubber means your facility doesn’t need the added expense of equipment or hazardous fumes.

We can cut many different types of rubber, including the following and much more:

  • Nylon
  • Neoprene
  • PVC
  • Silicon Rubber
  • Polyurethane

Plastic

Like rubber, plastic is a valuable material that is used in millions of different ways in almost every industry. It’s critical that plastic be treated with care to prevent deformation during the cutting process, and waterjet cutting is the perfect process for this. With pre-programmed cutting patterns, waste is minimized and cuts are also made clean without burrs or marks.

We can cut the following types of plastics and more:

  • Acrylic
  • Thermoplastics
  • Biodegradable Plastics
  • Epoxy Resins
  • Polystyrenes

Rely on Hydro-Lazer for all your waterjet cutting needs. From tile and stone flooring inlays to cutting rubber, plastic, and steel, we can cut almost any material with ease. Contact us for more information today!

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