Rubber

Rubber

Rubber is made from the natural substance latex, which is naturally present in some plants or is synthetically made in factories from petrochemical raw materials. Both natural latex and synthetic rubber are vulcanised with the addition of sulphur and a heating process that changes the chemical structure of the latex to make it stronger, harder and more durable.

Properties and applications of rubber

The elasticity of rubber is the best known feature. This ensures that it returns to its original shape after it has been stretched or compressed. The main application of rubber is tyre production in the automotive industry, but also diving suits, hoses, adhesives and waterproof materials are made from it. This sticky, fibrous material is excellent for waterjet cutting.

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Other Materials Waterjet cutting technology

Composite

Composite

Specialized use of composite materials can be easily shaped using waterjet cutting.
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Metal

Metal

Waterjet cutting is an ideal technique to shape metal products without damaging the material.
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Plastic

Plastic

Waterjet cutting is the ideal technique to cut plastics without melting the edges of the cut.
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Stone

Stone

Stone or rock are natural substances consisting of minerals from the earth's crust, such as marble and slate.
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