Abrasive Cutting Machines

Sample preparation starts with cutting and good cutting means a good start. Selecting the right cut-off wheel ensures freedom from burn and distortion and is the best way to save time and consumables. Correct cutting produce specimens which are in perfect condition for the next preparation steps.  Abrasive cutoff saws are important machines in most microstructural analysis laboratories, and keeping them running smoothly can make the difference between an efficient process and wasted time!  The cutting process should be as simple, fast, and precise as possible. Here, you can find cut-off machines for fast deformation-free cutting of workpieces of all sizes, designed for extreme durability and maximum user-friendliness. You can choose from small to large and manual to automated cutting solutions. 

Tips for best performance from your abrasive cutter:

  1. Coolant flow: abrasive sectioning should always wet, with an ample flow of coolant that includes both corrosion protection and lubrication.

  2. Select the correct wheel: abrasive type, size, bond strength are essential to achieving a high quality cut.

  3. Tank maintenance: Wash cutter out frequently and remove swarf regularly to avoid particulate recirculation.

  4. Avoid trapping humidity by keeping the hood open while not in use.

Precision cutting is used for precise and deformation-free cutting of “Metals, Ceramics, Electronic Components, Crystals, Composites, Biomaterials, Sintered Carbides, Minerals, etc.” Metallurgical Supplies Precision Cutter has its place in virtually any metallurgical, geological, electronics, research, biomedical or industrial laboratory. Precision Made Perfect – Getting the most out of your Precision Diamond Saw. When sectioning small, delicate or extremely hard materials, precision diamond saws are ideal. These saws primarily use thin, metal bonded diamond wafering blades which allow for more precise cuts, less material loss and less induced deformation.

For best performance from your precision Saw:

  1. Select the right blade: Based on the material type, the goal is to find a blade that will create the best surface finish and lowest cut time

  2. Dress diamond blades regularly: Soft, gummy materials can build up on the blade during the cut

  3. Use ample lubricant in order to have optimum cut times and minimal deformation, it is essential to to keep the sample cool and facilitate abrasive particle cutting action.

  4. Always tightly clamp your sample, and use double saddle chucks for long parts such as rods

  5. Encapsulate samples with unusual shapes and friable materials using epoxy or other mounting media