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An industrial slitting machine with a roll of film material being processed. The film, possibly plastic, is unwinding from a large, central black roller, passing through several guiding and tensioning rollers with a reflective metallic finish. These tensioning rollers are arranged horizontally and have rings around their ends, likely for precision guidance of the material.
April 24, 2024

What is a Slitter and How Slitting Machines Work

How Do Roll Slitters Work?What are the Different Types of Slitting Machines?Which Industries Use a Slitting Machine?Rubber Resource Offers Industry-Leading Slitting Services Roll slitting, commonly referred to as log slitting or rewind slitting, is a method for cutting a wide roll of material into several smaller rolls. It involves dividing a long material coil into…

A close-up of a child's hand selecting stickers from a sheet of various sticker designs. The stickers feature colorful and glittery alphabets. Part of the hand is adorned with stickers. In the background, there are crafting tools such as scissors, a cutting mat, and pieces of colored paper.
March 26, 2024

Kiss Cut vs Die Cut: What’s The Difference?

Understanding Kiss CutExploring Die CuttingKey Differences Between Kiss Cut and Die CutAdvantages and Disadvantages of Kiss CutAdvantages and Disadvantages of Die CutChoosing the Right Cutting Method for Your NeedsApplications and Use CasesThe Bottom LineFAQs About Kiss Cut vs Die Cut A kiss cut is widely used in manufacturing products like stickers and offers a convenient…

Pressure sensitive Adhesives
March 11, 2024

PSAs Explained: What is a Pressure Sensitive Adhesive?

PSAs provide bonding solutions that ensure lightweight materials hold fast under varying pressures and with minimal effort.

A close-up image showing interlocking puzzle pieces made of EVA foam in yellow and blue colors with a visible texture that resembles a woven pattern.
February 15, 2024

What is EVA Foam: Best Uses and Where to Get It

What are the Characteristics of EVA Foam?What is the Manufacturing Process for EVA Foam?What are the Three Types of EVA Copolymers?What are Some of the Uses of EVA Foam?Is EVA a Rubber or a Plastic?Where is EVA Foam Available?Is EVA Foam Safe and Eco-Friendly?Final Thoughts What is EVA foam? EVA foam, or ethylene-vinyl acetate, is…

A close-up of a high-pressure water jet cutting machine in action, precisely cutting through a pattern of square and circular shapes on a metal sheet.
January 25, 2024

What is Water Jet Cutting Used For and Why It’s a Game-Changer

What is water jet cutting used for? Waterjet cutting, a state-of-the-art manufacturing process, has become widely recognized for its diverse and transformative applications.

Two side-by-side images. The one on the left is of a waterjet cutter and the one on the right is of a laser cutter.
December 22, 2023

The Key Differences Between Laser Cutting vs Water Jet: Explained

Laser and water jet cutting are two cutting processes widely used in manufacturing. Although both methods have unique attributes that make them suitable for various applications, understanding their differences helps make an informed decision on which to choose. 

Waterjet cutting machine using water under high pressure to pierce through thick sheet of metal
December 14, 2023

Frequently Asked Questions About Waterjet Cutting Services

How accurate are waterjet cutting machines?What is the thickest material waterjet cutters can handle?What are abrasive waterjet cutting machines?Which materials cannot be cut using the waterjet cutting process?What advantages do waterjet cutting services have over other cutting methods?Which factor will affect waterjet cutting tolerance the most: material thickness or material hardness?Why is positional accuracy so…

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November 11, 2023

Digital Transformation in Rubber Manufacturing: The Next Frontier

Learn about the digital revolution in rubber manufacturing. Explore how technology is optimizing processes, increasing …

Designing with Rubber A Guide to Selecting the Right Materials
November 10, 2023

Designing with Rubber: A Guide to Selecting the Right Materials

Gain insights into rubber and foam material selection, ensuring the perfect fit for your product design needs and …

The Science of Materials Exploring Rubber Compositions and Properties
November 10, 2023

The Science of Materials: Exploring Rubber Compositions and Properties

Get a comprehensive introduction to the world of rubber materials, examining their diverse compositions and unique …