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