Realization of mirror finishing of aluminum and Ni-P plating with a general-purpose lathe
We want to achieve mirror finishing of aluminum and Ni-P plating, etc., even with a general-purpose lathe that does not have very high machining accuracy.
Tokyo Diamond Tools Mfg. Co., Ltd. offers mono-crystal diamond cutting tools that can achieve mirror finishing even on general-purpose lathes, thanks to the polishing technology of mono-crystal diamond (MCD) cutting edges that we have developed over many years. The wear resistance of mono-crystal diamond also extends the life of the tool. In addition to aluminum, mirror finishing of gold, copper, brass, etc. is also possible.
Comparison of machined surfaces of aluminum with PCD and MCD cutting tools (top: PCD, bottom: MCD)
Comparison of cutting edge by material (enlarged photo of cutting edge ridge)
The surface of aluminum machined by a PCD tool is not mirror-like, but rather diffusely reflective and appears white.
The MCD tool cuts with a very sharp edge, so the machined surface of aluminum appears darker with less diffuse reflection.
Mono-crystal diamond cutting tool
Please feel free to consult us for details.