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Acoustically Measuring Polycrystalline Diamond Thickness

Wafer manufacturers can use acoustic imaging to measure the thickness of PCD inserts without sectioning the wafers.
By Tom Adams
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Various types of polycrystalline diamond (PCD) cutting tool inserts are made from a wafer in which tungsten carbide (WC) serves as a substrate. The PCD provides the hardness and durability that makes cutting possible, while the WC provides a strong base.


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Supplier Profile: Machining Silicon Nitride

The incorporation of lasers can provide multiple benefits in silicon nitride machining.
By Richard Roberts
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In 2000, Paul Knowlton, Reliance Tool & Mfg.’s president and CEO, began looking at ceramic die inserts for certain stamping applications to solve problems of wear and maintaining tight tolerances.
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Diamond Lapping and Polishing

By Mark Irvin
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Flat lapping is often the process of choice when finishing a ceramic surface to precise dimensions.
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