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Neoprene

Neoprene is a type of synthetic rubber foam that occurs with the polymerization of chloroprene. It is particularly useful for the production of gaskets. There are multiple ways of cutting neoprene to form gaskets or other parts. Not all parts fabrication companies have the right tools for cleanly and accurately cutting neoprene, so it’s important that you contact a company experienced with neoprene fabrication like American Micro Industries if you need reliable neoprene parts for your business.

About Neoprene

Neoprene is a rubber foam that is resistant to infiltration by a great many substances, including oils, moisture, solvents, various chemicals and more. This makes it an ideal material for gaskets, which are parts used as sealants and insulators for various mechanical applications.

Working With Neoprene

There are two main ways to cut neoprene in order to fabricate parts. American Micro Industries has the tools and experience for both neoprene die cutting and neoprene foam laser cutting. We can precisely shape both our die-cut and laser-cut neoprene foam to your customized specifications.

When we die-cut neoprene, we make a metal die with the gasket shape you specify and press it through the neoprene to make your gasket or other shape you request. Die cutting is more appropriate for thinner neoprene sheets. If you have thicker sheets or tolerances of less than 1/16”, we will probably suggest you opt for laser cutting instead.

When we laser-cut your neoprene, we input the necessary design data into our CNC laser cutter using AutoCAD or a similar program in order to create precise shapes with very clean edges.

Applications for Neoprene

The neoprene gasket has been used in a huge number of industries over the years because of its tolerance and resistance properties — most notably in the automotive field, but also in home appliances, medical devices, plumbing and many other areas. It is very easy to work with and can resist water, oil and grease infiltration without losing integrity even at very high or low temperatures, which adds to its great versatility.

American Micro Industries Can Manufacture Your Gaskets and Other Neoprene Parts Now

If you’re looking for a supplier of high-quality neoprene gaskets who can customize your order to your exact specifications so that they have the optimal ability to match your applications, you want a company you can trust. With over twenty years of experience and the backing of veteran ownership, you can be sure that company is American Micro Industries. We are a one-stop turnkey manufacturing solution for all of your plastic fabrication needs.

To find out more about how you can benefit from our superior parts customization abilities, call us today at 1-866-765-9191 or contact us online for a free quote on fabrication services or to schedule a consultation.