DIAMOND-TURNING AND DIAMOND-FLYCUTTING CONSULTING SERVICES!
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.
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.
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.