Where Precision is Required

Within some industries that use diamond tools, there is no room for error. When a task demands a high degree of precision, diamonds must demonstrate a degree of smoothness that is simply not possible using abrasively faceted tooling. Because Edge Technologies delivers the smoothest of edges without the subsurface damage caused by abrasive machining, we do much of our work in industries requiring ultra precision diamond tooling with exacting tolerances and strict quality control. Edge Technologies regularly produces tools that are less than 2 microinch (50.8 nanometer) waviness, peak-to-valley, over 90 degrees of arc.

Industries We Serve

There are many diamond tooling applications that do not require the high degree of precision that Edge Technologies offers, but those that demand the kind of extremely smooth surface that our proprietary process produces depend on Edge Technologies. Our services are regularly used within the following industries:

  • Defense
  • Aerospace
  • Automotive
  • Electronics
  • Medical
  • Optics
  • Vision

Specific Applications

Research and experience have shown that our tools produce surface finishes that simply cannot be attained with abrasively faceted tooling. Our customers are typically pushing the limits of diamond turning with super high tolerances and very fine features. Some of the specific applications where our tools are used include:

  • Diffractive lens molds
  • Lenticular arrays
  • Electro-optics
  • Infrared optics
  • Optical crystal turning (zinc selenide, zinc sulfide, calcium fluoride, germanium, silicon)
  • Reflective optics