Rubber – produced from natural components or synthetics – is a technological marvel. No matter if in tires, sealings or footwear, many products rely on the amazing properties such as
- Resistance to abrasion and water
- Stability in performance, no matter if in snow or heat
- Cheap to produce
- Rubber can be molded and extruded into almost any desired shape
Thanks to its strong absorption in the near- and mid-infrared, rubber is especially well suited to be processed by solid state or fibre as well as CO2-gas lasers. Over the last two decades, 4JET has developed a broad range of laser applications, enabling entirely new applications, such as:
Most of the leading tire makers and many manufacturers of molded rubber goods rely on 4JET´s laser solutions for processing surfaces.