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

Please note
new address.


608 Northbrook Dr.
Lompoc, CA
93436-8112


Phone: 805-735-3655
Fax: 801-469-0452

 

DIAMOND-TURNING CONSULTING CO.
 
 


DIAMOND-TURNING AND DIAMOND-FLYCUTTING CONSULTING SERVICES!

Tap into a twenty-seven years of Diamond-Turning and Flycutting experience! I provide consulting services extending to nearly every facet of the Diamond-Machining discipline. I specialize in assisting clients with their diamond-machining tasks (either existing or projected).

IMPORTANT CONSIDERATION

Diamond-machining is a generic term describing the application of one of two specific processes. Diamond-turning and diamond-flycutting are similar processes, each using a sculpted, solid 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 1,000,000 microinches = 1 inch). 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 light.

The machines on which the processes are performed, and the cutting tools themselves are expensive. The optics manufacturers must absorb considerable expenses in environmental controls and support equipment. Test equipment (to certify that the optic meets specs) is expensive. And let’s not forget that capable, experienced people complete the equation. So in the end, the customer must expect to participate in paying for all the benefits.

All this to say, Diamond-machining is a relatively expensive method.

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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