When it comes to cutting rubber materials for industrial use cases water jet cutting remains one of the best and most reliable methods to accurately cut rubber material to specifications.
Cutting rubber can be a difficult task, especially if you want precise and clean cuts. Traditional cutting methods such as sawing, die cutting and knife cutting. This can require large lead times and extensive set up fees.
In this post we will talk about some of the rubber products that can be cut and why water jet cutting is the right tool for the job for your next project.
What are some examples of products that can be cut:
- Natural insertion rubber
- Rubber wear liners
And other types of rubber from a variety of industries like automotive, HVAC, roofing, construction, plumbing and more.
What are the Benefits of Using a Water Jet to Cut Rubber?
There are a number of advantages that a water jet machine has opposed to other methods such as laser cutting including the following:
Water jet machines are clean and utilise high pressure water so there’s no smoke, fumes or other residual parts that can be damaging to the environment or emissions into the the air.
For high precision cuts and intricate designs the water jet approach shines as there is no contact with the machine and material directly which in turn reduces the risk of damage or deformity to the object. Using software and design files that are pre-programmed very specific shapes can be made to fit custom specifications.
The water jet cutting process is considerably faster than traditional cutting methods such as laser and Die cutting and can be calibrated to repeat certain parts of the cutting process allowing for some automation for large scale projects.
This allows for multiple rubber products to be cut with high accuracy and speed, increasing productivity and reducing costs. It can also cut through thick and dense rubber materials in a single pass, reducing the time required to cut each project.
Examples of rubber material we have cut:
If you need assistance with your next cutting project, be sure to reach out to the MRC team; we will be happy to assist!