Laser Cut Foam

MLT is capable of laser machining, cutting, and drilling many thin rubber and foam products to exacting tolerances. Specializing in the laser processing of thin, flat, sheet or roll stock, laser machinable rubber or foam are limited to thicknesses below one inch. A subset laser machinable metals and metal alloys are listed below.

Metal selection is generally based on the following properties:

  • High Temperature
  • Oil Resistant
  • Abrasion Resistant
  • Weather Resistant
  • Chemical Resistant
  • High Strength
  • Conformable
  • Quick Recovery
  • Machinable
  • Cushioning
  • Fire Retardant
  • Non-marking

If required, material certifications can be provided to document compliance to military, food and drug, automotive, and aerospace standards. Additional specification compliance for plastics may include FDA, ASTM, ASM, Mil-Spec, and UL.

Laser machinable rubbers and foams are can be made from the following materials:

  • Neoprene
  • Buna-N
  • Natural Gum
  • Natural Latex
  • SBR
  • EPDM
  • Silicone Rubber
  • Polyurethane
  • Polyethylene
  • Viton® Fluoroelastomer
  • Santoprene
  • Buty
  • Aflas
  • Polyimide
  • Clear Gel
  • Ionomer
  • Nylon
  • Carbon

Rubber and foam are selected based on the following properties:

Neoprene Rubbers
Foam

  • Ultra-Strength Neoprene rubber
  • High-Strength, Multipurpose Neoprene rubber
  • Medium-Strength Neoprene rubber
  • Super-Soft Neoprene rubber
  • Nonmarking Neoprene rubber
  • Adhesive-Ready Neoprene rubber
  • Fire-Retardant Neoprene rubber
  • Static Control Neoprene rubber
  • FDA-Compliant Neoprene rubber
  • Laminated Neoprene rubber
  • Neoprene Spring rubber
  • Fabric-Reinforced Neoprene rubber
  • Weather-Resistant Neoprene Foam
  • Abrasion-Resistant Fabric-Faced Neoprene Foam
  • Weather-Resistant Neoprene/EPDM/SBR Foam
  • Oil-Resistant Neoprene/Vinyl/Buna-N Foam

Buna-N rubber
Foam

  • Ultra-Strength Oil-Resistant Graphene-Reinforced rubber
  • Ultra-Strength Oil-Resistant Buna-N rubber
  • High-Strength Oil-Resistant Buna-N rubber
  • Medium-Strength Oil-Resistant Buna-N rubber
  • FDA-Compliant Oil-Resistant Buna-N rubber
  • High-Temperature Oil-Resistant Buna-N rubber
  • Fabric-Reinforced Oil-Resistant Buna-N rubber
  • Laminated Oil-Resistant Buna-N rubber
  • Abrasion- and Oil-Resistant Buna-N rubber
  • FDA-Compliant, Oil & Water-Resistant Buna-N/Vinyl Rubber
  • Water-Resistant Buna-N/Vinyl rubber
  • Oil-Resistant Neoprene/Vinyl/Buna-N Foam
  • Oil-Resistant Buna-N Foam
  • Oil- and Water-Resistant Vinyl/Buna-N Foam

Silicone Rubber
Foam

  • Ultra-Strength Silicone Rubber
  • Extreme-Temperature Silicone Rubber
  • Super-Soft Silicone Rubber
  • FDA-Compliant Silicone Rubber
  • High-Purity Silicone Rubber
  • NSF-Certified Silicone Rubber
  • Fabric-Reinforced Silicone Rubber
  • Electrically Conductive Silicone Rubber
  • Corrosion-Resistant Extreme-Temperature Fluorosilicone Rubber
  • Super-Resilient Extreme-Temperature Silicone Foam
  • Extreme-Temperature Silicone Foam
  • Fabric-Reinforced Silicone Foam
  • FDA-Compliant Silicone Foam

Polyurethane
Foam

  • Polyurethane
  • Soft Polyurethane
  • Ultra-Soft Polyurethane
  • FDA-Compliant Polyurethane
  • Static Control Polyurethane
  • Fabric-Backed and Aluminum-Backed Polyurethane
  • Super-Cushioning Polyurethane Foam
  • Water-Resistant Super-Cushioning Polyurethane Foam
  • Fire-Retardant Super-Cushioning Polyurethane Foam
  • Super-Absorbent Super-Cushioning Polyurethane Foam
  • Slow-Recovery Super-Cushioning Polyurethane Foam
  • Antistatic Super-Cushioning Polyurethane Foam
  • Quick-Recovery Super-Resilient Polyurethane Foam (Poron)
  • Weather-Resistant Reinforced Polyurethane Foam
  • Firm-Backed Super-Cushioning Polyurethane/Polyethylene Foam

Natural Latex Rubber

  • Abrasion-Resistant Natural Latex Rubber
  • FDA-Compliant, Abrasion-Resistant Natural Latex Rubber
  • Weather & Abrasion-Resistant Natural Latex Rubber

Natural Gum Rubber and Foam

  • Abrasion-Resistant Natural Gum Rubber (NR)
  • Quick-Recovery Natural Gum Foam
  • Abrasion-Resistant Fabric-Backed Natural Gum Foam

SBR Rubber & Foam

  • Abrasion-Resistant SBR Rubber
  • Fabric-Reinforced Abrasion-Resistant SBR Rubber
  • Weather-Resistant Neoprene/EPDM/SBR Foam

EPDM Rubber and Foam

  • Weather-Resistant EPDM Rubber
  • FDA-Compliant Weather-Resistant EPDM Rubber
  • Fabric-Reinforced Weather-Resistant EPDM Rubber
  • Weather-Resistant Neoprene/EPDM/SBR Foam
  • Weather-Resistant EPDM Foam

Viton® Fluoroelastomer Rubber and Foam

  • Ultra-Strength Corrosion-Resistant Viton® Fluoroelastomer Rubber
  • Corrosion-Resistant Viton® Fluoroelastomer Rubber
  • Corrosion-Resistant Viton® Fluoroelastomer Foam

Other Rubber and Foam
Foams

  • Weather- and Chemical-Resistant Santoprene Rubber
  • Weather-Resistant Butyl Rubber
  • Ultra-Chemical-Resistant Aflas Rubber
  • Ultra-Elastic Clear Gel Rubber
  • Extreme-Temperature Polyimide Foam
  • Super-Tough Ionomer Foam
  • Water- and Tear-Resistant EVA Foam
  • High-Temperature Chemical-Resistant Nylon Foam
  • Ultra-Machinable Prototyping Foam
  • Carbon Foam
  • ECH Foam
  • Oil-Resistant Neoprene/Vinyl/Buna-N Foam
  • Oil- and Water-Resistant Vinyl/Buna-N Foam
  • Ultra-Conformable Weather-Resistant Vinyl Foam
  • Chemical-Resistant Polyethylene Rubber - (CSM, CSPE)
  • Firm-Backed Super-Cushioning, Polyurethane/Polyethylene Foam
  • Chemical-Resistant Polyethylene Foam
  • Antistatic Chemical-Resistant Polyethylene Foam
  • Tear & Chemical-Resistant Polyethylene Foam

Laser Cut Foam / Laser Machining Foam / Laser Cutting Foam / Laser Drilling Foam / Laser Routing Foam