Using lasers on rubber and silicone

With laser engravers from JustLaser

ENGRAVING SILICONE WITH A LASER

The modern laser engravers from JustLaser make it possible to process rubber in an economical, efficient and environmentally-friendly way. It doesn’t matter whether it’s natural rubber, stamps, silicone or foam rubber – the material is particularly good for engraving with a laser. The benefits of the process can be explained quickly: whether it’s simple lettering, elaborate logos or intricate details that require the precise reproduction of fine line widths – the contactless process of engraving silicone with a laser enables maximum flexibility without damaging the surface and guarantees optimal results for both individual and serial production!

RUBBER AND SILICONE: VERSATILE USES

Rubber occurs as a natural material in nature but is also produced technologically by vulcanising natural and synthetic caoutchouc. These elastic and hard-wearing rubbers are known as elastomers. A particular high degree of vulcanisation produces thermosetting plastics, non-elastic, rigid, hard rubbers. Elastomers are extremely versatile and can be used flexibly: in car tyres, rubber bands, rubber boots, foam rubber, erasers and protective clothing, for example. If you want to use a laser to engrave rubber, JustLaser has the perfect technology for you!

AREAS OF APPLICATION FOR ENGRAVING RUBBER WITH A LASER

With our laser machines, you can use lasers to produce fine lettering, logos, motifs and pictures on rubber and silicone. Even precise cuts can be produced easily. In the industrial sector, laser engraving can produce permanent, abrasion-resistant and weather-resistant markings. In the creative industry, the flexible technology opens up a number of creative opportunities – in stamp production, for example. Laser engravers can be used to process rubber stamps quickly and in a cost-effective and environmentally-friendly way without using any chemicals. The result is a clean and detailed impression. Engraving rubber with a laser has numerous other areas of application:

WHICH TYPES OF RUBBER CAN BE PROCESSED USING A LASER ENGRAVER?

Various types of rubber are suitable for laser engraving:

  • Natural rubber
  • Foam rubber
  • Synthetic rubber
  • Silicone rubber
  • Laser rubber, etc.

Our laser machines

ENGRAVING AND CUTTING RUBBER AND SILICONE WITH A LASER

When engraving rubber with a laser, the material is melted or vaporised by the laser beam. This creates a noticeable recess. There are no limits to your creativity when it comes to selecting a design as the precise laser engravers from JustLaser can produce fine, small or unusual inscriptions easily.

Of course, laser machines can also be used to cut rubber, not just engrave it. This is a thermal cutting process in which the shapes are traced by a precise laser beam using predefined patterns and the material is cut through. Simple shapes are as little problem for the modern technology as unusual contours.

THE BENEFITS OF JUSTLASER LASER ENGRAVERS

Do you want to engrave rubber with a laser? Then benefit from the efficient laser machines from JustLaser! Comparatively low set-up and production costs, high throughput rates and a number of automation and configuration options make the laser a sensible investment for any business. We’ll be happy to calculate your return on investment (RoI). Don’t hesitate to contact us!

Laser engravers also provide great flexibility in the design process – photos, logos, lettering or functional inscriptions can all be produced on rubber! The precision and attention to detail will surprise you! In addition, there is no need to change tools or retool when producing a variety of engravings. As the process of engraving rubber with a laser is contactless, there are no costs for maintenance, tool wear or consumable materials.

The laser engravers from JustLaser are also particularly easy to use. Similar to conventional standard printers, the laser machines from JustLaser are controlled digitally. Create your design in your usual software – e.g. AutoCAD, Adobe or CorelDRAW – and send it to your laser machine. The laser software selects the optimal laser parameters for you: for a simple work process and perfect results!

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