For more information about my services, please contact
James Austin at
jdiastr@yahoo.com


608 Northbrook Dr.
Lompoc, CA
93436


Phone: 805-757-2081

 

DIAMOND-TURNING CONSULTING CO.
 
 


DIAMOND-TURNING AND DIAMOND-FLYCUTTING CONSULTING SERVICES!

Tap into thirty-seven years of Diamond-Turning and Flycutting experience! I provide consulting services extending to nearly every facet of this discipline. I specialize in assisting clients with either existing or projected diamond-turning or flycutting tasks.

IMPORTANT CONSIDERATION

Diamond-turning and diamond-flycutting are similar processes, each using a sculpted, solid, single-crystal diamond as the cutting tool. Diamond-turning and flycutting allow for the production of superior optical surface quality, down to the angstrom level, (254 angstroms = 1 microinch, and 40 microinches = 1 micron). These processes produce a degree of accuracy (in tooling and fixturing, and in the parts produced) which is not possible when employing traditional machining methods. The tolerances, that is, the deviation from a mathematical model of the surface to be produced, are typically measured in fractions of a wavelength of red laser light.

The diamond-turning and diamond-flycutting machines (and their maintenance) and the cutting tools themselves are expensive. Environmental controls and support equipment are expensive. Test equipment (to certify that the optic meets specifications) is expensive. And let's not forget that capable, experienced operators complete the equation. So, the customer must expect to participate in paying for all these benefits.

CUSTOM MACHINE DESIGN OR EXISTING DESIGN UPGRADING…

If you require Diamond-Machining equipment apart from what is available from the traditional vendors, or if your project is to remain secret or exclusive, then I can design (with some limitations) and even help build a custom machine! Or, I will help upgrade an existing Diamond-Turning or Diamond-Flycutting machine to the quality and/or quantity performance levels that you require.

   

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