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IBM
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DIAMOND-TURNING FAQS
 


Pushing the Envelope

in Diamond-Machining

Technology

 
 

What special techniques improve the Diamond-machinability of Silicon?

   
 
Who can help with specifications and tolerances for a part to be Diamond-machined?
 
 
Is there a better spray nozzle design?
 
  What cutting fluid might be best for a particular application?  
 
What special chucking technique/design will minimize figure distortion?
 
 
What high-production technique provides ≤ 25 angstroms RMS on flycut copper?
 
 
And on copper, how can grain-boundary scatter (sometimes referred to as "reticulation") be eliminated?
 
 
Is there a better diamond tool vendor for a given task?
 
  Can steel or titanium be Diamond-machined?  
  Why include the nickel-plating process, why not just Diamond-machine the substrate?  
  Is there a better nickel-plating vendor?  
  Why be concerned about sub-surface anomalies?  
  What is meant by "Single-Crystal" or "Monocrystalline" diamond?  
  Are there special techniques for Diamond-machining plastics?  
  Can a good, modern NC Lathe produce "optical" quality finishes?  
  If you would like answers to any of the above or have any other questions or comments, feel free to e-mail me at jdiastr@yahoo.com.    
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