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Grip Tapes

Grip Tapes Overview

Grip Tapes are multiple-layer materials typically consisting of a high friction top layer bonded to an adhesive layer with a removable paper liner. Common names for Grip Tapes include Anti-Slip Tape and Non-Slip Tape. Trade names include 3M™ Safety-Walk™ Slip Resistant Tread, 3M™ Gripping Material, and Gator Grip™ Anti-Slip Tape. Laser cutting Grip Tapes can be done with a 9.3 or 10.6 micron CO2 laser. The laser beam heats and quickly vaporizes the material that is directly in the beam path, creating a clean cut through all layers. Laser cutting Grip Tapes is advantageous because many of the high friction top layers include abrasive materials that can quickly dull the cutting blades of mechanical tools with traditional cutting edges.

Applicable Laser Processes for Grip Tapes

Laser Cutting
Laser Marking

Laser Processing Examples of Grip Tapes

3M™ Gripping Material Laser Cutting with a 10.6 micron CO<sub>2</sub> Laser

3M™ Gripping Material Laser Cutting with a 10.6 micron CO2 Laser

3M™ Safety-Walk™ Laser Cutting with a 10.6 micron CO<sub>2</sub> Laser

3M™ Safety-Walk™ Laser Cutting with a 10.6 micron CO2 Laser