Norton Diamond Blades

Diamond Blades

If you didn’t know, diamond blades grind rather than cut. The bare diamond crystals are the actual grinding mechanism. The diamonds are kept in place by a metal matrix or bond. Each exposed diamond is followed by a "bond tail" that acts as structural support. Cutting material is reduced to powder by the diamonds' exposed surfaces as the blade rotates through it. Cracks and fractures appear in the exposed diamonds after several thousand passes through the material being cut. The diamond's matrix starts to degrade, too. The diamond eventually shatter to pieces and are carried off with the substance it is grinding.

When cutting masonry or concrete, diamond blades are the best option. Concrete, asphalt, brick, marble, granite, and other hard materials are no match for the diamond and steel that goes into making these blades. In terms of the blade's quality and effectiveness, the diamond's grade and particle size are decisive factors. In order to cut through concrete and masonry, you need sturdy blades made from high-quality steel and diamond particles. It's important to use the correct blades for your tool. When setting them up, make sure the arrows point in the same direction as the machine's arbor. When possible, use a blade that is made for the material you are cutting. Masonry blades that can be used in both wet and dry conditions should be taken into consideration.

Diamond blades can been used to improve wafering processes and reduce device fabrication costs in the semiconductor industry. Using a systems-based strategy for the slicing process has the potential to increase wafer output and quality. Stainless-steel diamond, wheel cores, and faster cutting speeds are just a few of the other innovations that have helped reduce processing and manufacturing costs for both raw materials and finished products. Tests for concentricity are performed once the blade is mounted on the machine. Operating friction and heat could help relax tension in the core material. This results in the common practice of machine tensioning. Clamping surfaces on the diamond wheel head should be spotless, parallel, and smooth, and it should be dynamically balanced. It's important to pick diamond materials with specific characteristics, like small particle size, high strength, and a well-defined shape. Finally, care must be taken with the diamond blade. It requires expert installation, tensioning, polishing, and operation. The end result is semiconductor wafers that are sliced to exacting tolerances with minimal kerf loss and product damage thanks to the combined efforts of all of these factors.

Metal blades have a variety of parts. Synthetic diamond crystals, as opposed to their natural counterparts, give manufacturers more leeway in terms of shaping and sizing the final product. The synthetic method also enables the engineering of crystals for targeted uses. A specially formulated mixture of metals determines the rate at which the diamond crystals are exposed in metal bonds, while also holding the diamond crystals in place. Diamond erosion, which is more common in softer materials like green concrete or asphalt, can be mitigated by a stronger bond. Diamond erosion is facilitated by a softer bond, which is why it is preferable for use on harder materials like granite or cured concrete. Diamond edges are created by bonding diamond crystals to the cutting edge of a blade using heat and pressure. This edge can be segmented, have a continuous rim, or be serrated. Finally, in steel core blades, the central core of the blade is crafted from high-alloy, heat-treated steel. Since the core is tensioned, the blade can spin precisely on the axis of the centered arbor hole. For more information, shop at Blades Direct