Water-jet cutting Rubber

While every day we cut large, thick pieces of rubber up to 50mm, we are also asked to produce parts normally made by other methods.

This is the case with the small sleeves seen here – with just 0.5mm wall and cut in 12mm thick material, these parts would previously have been lathe cut from mandrel built tube finished on a cylindrical grinder.

While the finish would have been finer on a ground product, these water-cut parts have proved to be ‘fit for purpose’ and have been made at 1/4 of the price!