Rubber is perfectly processable with a BRM CO2-laser! Making detailed personalized stamps, for example, is one of the most efficient and precise ways to process rubber. Rubber is a very elastic material, this makes processing rubber normally a difficult task. When cutting or engraving rubber with a knife or any other machine the result may be ragged, with a CO2-laser processing rubber is efficient, fast and very precise.
Because rubber is strong, elastic, form retaining and flexible, it’s widely used in processes and products that suffer from the effects of all kinds of forces. These products include car tires, shoe soles, bicycle saddles, office supplies, signage, arts, and recycling.
Rubber contributes to the safety, durability, and ease of use of various products in numerous ways. Without us being aware of it, we use many objects in which rubber is used every day.
Due to the extremely low stiffness rubber is elastic. Rubber is made out of latex, a substance extracted among many others from the Brazilian wonder tree. There is also a synthetic rubber that is made from petroleum. Synthetic rubber is being produced due to the high demand for rubber, which can’t be fully handled by the rubber tree plantations.
When pressure is applied to rubber, the materials always regains its original shape automatically. This makes for the rubber to be ideal when it comes to stamps with which prints are made on paper. With a BRM laser machine, you can quickly and efficiently create rubber text and image plates for office stamps. The text to be printed is reversed and mirrored on the rubber text plate. This is necessary to get a readable print.
With a BRM CO2 laser machine, you can make stamp rubber with text, logos or photographs. Types of rubber that can be handled with a laser machine are natural rubber, microporous foam, silicone rubber, and synthetic rubber.
When engraving rubber with a laser it causes a lot of dust to be released. Make sure that your laser machine is well extracted. Parts such as the lens, mirrors, and electronics are very sensitive to dust. When processing rubber our recommendation is to cut or engrave the material with a BRM extractor connected to the laser machine so that the process won’t harm the machine.
The best machine to process rubber is our BRM CO2-laser. Each type of rubber reacts differently to the impact of the laser beam, so there are hardly any regular guidelines for laser cutting or engraving rubber with a laser machine, but the settings can be adjusted to achieve the best results and meet your specific needs! No design is too complex for a BRM laser machine.