SP3 has invested extensively in advanced edge preparation and analytical equipment in order to provide its customers with the capability of engineering a cutting edge that coupled with the optimum diamond coating will achieve superior results.  Honing the cutting edge is only performed on tools when specified by our customers. We look forward to working with you to optimize the cutting edge for your customer’s application.

SP3 utilizes a state of the art digital microscope specifically designed for measuring cutting edge radius. For the edge preparation operation, SP3 utilizes a computer controlled wet-blasting machine.  Strengthening of the cutting edge in this manner can improve tool life significantly.  The structural integrity of the WC cutting edge is just as important for diamond coated tools as for uncoated tools.  Extreme cutting forces transmitted through the coating can undermine the WC structure beneath the coating, thus destroying the diamond bond to the carbide substrate.

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