Photonics Dictionary

diamond cutting tool

A tool made by imbedding small particles of diamond in the working edge. In the optical field, the most commonly used diamond tools are glass saws, cup-shaped tools for curve generators, and diamond mills for forming prisms and flat glass plates. Diamond milling is much quicker than the older usage of iron tools with loose emery or carborundum as an abrasive; moreover, it leaves the glass so smooth as to be almost ready for polishing. Diamond tools do not make deep fissures as loose abrasives do.
See Also
Related Terms

Products & Suppliers
We use cookies to improve user experience and analyze our website traffic as stated in our Privacy Policy. By using this website, you agree to the use of cookies unless you have disabled them.