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Cutting gasket material

Hi all,
My dad’s compressor gasket is damaged and he asked me if I can cut him a new one. Is the material safe to laser cut?
Many thanks.

Hi Maria,

Gaskets come in various materials - paper, rubber, silicone, metal, cork,felt, neoprene, nitrile rubber, fiberglass, polytetrafluoroethylene (otherwise known as PTFE or Teflon) or a plastic polymer (such as polychlorotrifluoroethylene)

The Emblaser probably will not be able to cut materials such as silicone, metal…

Best way to go about would be to be find out which material you would need for the gasket of this compressor.

Joel.

Thanks Joel, I didn’t realise. He said it’s like a compressed papery material. I guess I will investigate when he brings it!
Many thanks.