- Feb 27, 2019
I have customer with a process that wears away some larger rubber rollers. The rollers are about a foot diameter, 7 foot long and about 60 durometer. They get worn in the center and need resurfaced to maintain a consistent thickness across them. How and what is the best way to turn rubber? Would ideally like to maintain around 5 thou in size but not sure if its possible or not. Would a really sharp HSS tool or grinding somehow be best? Maybe even a hot knife like they groove tires with would possibly work? How about a flame treatment after turning to smooth them too? Lots of ideas but no practical solutions just yet. Any information is appreciated.