Low Odor Laser Rubber
Low Odor Laser Rubber Overview
Low odor laser rubber (LOR) is a synthetic silicone rubber specifically formulated for laser processing. Low odor laser rubber can be laser processed with either a 9.3 or 10.6 micron CO2 laser without an appreciable difference in quality. Processing of low odor laser rubber with a 1.06 micron fiber laser is not recommended as the wavelength is not readily absorbed by the material. Laser cutting of low odor laser rubber with a 9.3 or 10.6 micron CO2 laser produces a well defined cut, leaving some tacky debris on the cut edge which can be cleaned with a solvent. Laser engraving with a CO2 laser produces depth; however, a thin layer of debris is deposited on the surface. This can be readily cleaned with a soft brush. Laser marking of low odor laser rubber is not possible with the 1.06, 9.3, or 10.6 micron wavelengths.
Applicable Laser Processes for Low Odor Laser Rubber