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Neoprene Die Cutting

Neoprene is an industrial rubber used for fabrication purposes — commonly to create rubber gaskets — across countless industries. The key to producing custom gaskets and other useful products with neoprene is knowing how to cut it. However, not every fabrication company has the proper tools or experience to cut this rubber with accuracy and precision. That's why it's essential to hire a company experienced in fabricating and die cutting neoprene.

At American Micro Industries, we have the tools, resources and expertise to laser cut neoprene, creating specialty products for countless industries and applications. We've custom manufactured parts and components while delivering unbeatable customer service for over 25 years, giving our customers the competitive prices and satisfaction they're looking for.

About Neoprene

Neoprene is a synthetic rubber foam that results from the polymerization of chloroprene. This material is known as a general-purpose elastomer with flex cracking resistance, a low compression set and high resilience and abrasion. Neoprene is resistant to various substances, including:

  • Moisture.
  • Oil.
  • Solvents.
  • Oxygen.
  • Chemicals.
  • Ozone.
  • Heat.
  • Grease.

Due to its many resistant qualities, neoprene works for sealing applications where many other materials would not be efficient. This makes it the ideal material for producing rubber gaskets — objects often used as sealants and insulators for mechanical use.

Working With Neoprene Rubber

There are two primary ways to cut neoprene for parts fabrication — neoprene die cutting and foam laser cutting. At American Micro Industries, we have the tools and experience to do both. Our custom fabricating capabilities allow us to die cut and laser cut neoprene to your exact specifications for the most individualized results.

We begin the die cutting process by creating a metal die that takes on the shape you desire. Then, we press the die through the neoprene to produce your custom shape. Die cutting is generally the better choice for thin neoprene sheets. For thicker sheets or tolerances of less than 1/16-inch, we recommend our laser cutting procedure instead.

When we laser cut neoprene, your design data is input into our computer numerical control (CNC) laser cutter using programs such as AutoCAD. These programs enable us to create 3D renderings and designs to craft parts that fit your needs. Our advanced digital technologies allow us to manufacture precise shapes with exceptionally clean edges.

Applications for Neoprene Synthetic Rubbers

Neoprene rubber gaskets possess high-tolerance and resistance properties that make them well-suited to many applications across numerous industries. Because these silicone rubbers are easy to work with and can resist various substances at extreme temperatures without losing integrity, they are considered highly versatile in these industries:

  • Automotive
  • Home appliances
  • Medical
  • Plumbing
  • Aerospace
  • Military
  • Construction
  • Architecture
  • Mining
  • Material handling
  • Heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC)

Neoprene rubber is commonly used for products such as cable jackets, gaiters, hoses, belting and coated fabrics.

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Book Neoprene Die Cutting Services at American Micro Industries Today

If you're looking for a trustworthy company with the skills, resources and die cutting capabilities necessary to create high-quality neoprene products, choose American Micro Industries. As your one-stop solution for plastic fabrication, we have the innovative tools and customization techniques needed to meet your needs.

For more information on our services, give us a call at 1-866-765-9191 or contact us online.