Q1: What are cutting and abrasive tools?

Tools are designed to manufacture goods. They include not only chisels, drills and drivers but also blades attached to machines. Pikes from the Stone Age are one of the earliest human-used tools. They were used for hunting and other purposes. Tools now in use are roughly divided into those for cutting, grinding and polishing. For example, tools with sharp blades or surfaces are used to cut iron bars, and to polish and smooth them.

Q2: How are tools actually used?

Tools are widely used at every manufacturing workplace. As well as for manufacturing automobiles and electric appliances, tools work for grinding thick asphalt layers for road construction and slicing silicon wafers used as materials for semiconductors to be mounted in personal computers and other machines. Whether goods for manufacturing are small or large does not matter. Tools are used for manufacturing goods ranging from small ones to large ones at various manufacturing workplaces in various industries.

Q3: What differences do diamond-tipped tools make?

The diamond is the strongest and hardest natural substance in the world. Diamonds, though having a strong image as jewels, are widely used for industrial purposes.* Tools are used for cutting, grinding and polishing. Unless they are harder than substances to be processed with them, sufficient accuracy (or precision) cannot be guaranteed. Diamond-tipped tools can sharply cut, accurately grind and clearly polish hard stones and concrete.
*Mainly artificial diamonds are used for industrial purposes.

Q4: What are the shapes of tools?

Tools have various shapes depending on the use. For example, wheels for grinding and polishing, and blades and cutters for cutting have donut, disk shapes. Meanwhile, there are EcoMEP and other thin wire-shaped tools with tiny electroplated* diamond pieces to slice silicon and sapphire. Band saws are band-shaped diamond blades. In addition, there are bar-shaped tools such as axis wheels.
*Electroplating uses electrolysis to attach a substance to another.

Q5: How are diamond tools related to daily life?

Most goods around us have been processed in some way with tools. For example, tools are used for grinding thin glass for liquid crystal displays of flat-screen TVs and slicing silicon for memory chips in smartphones and computers. Among others, lens-centering wheels are used for grinding lenses for their adaptation to frames for glasses.
Diamond tools are at work all around us in a wide range of applications.

Q6: How are diamond tools made?

Diamond tools are made according to the manufacturing processes of our customers, namely, various manufacturers. Basically, each tool is made according to an specific request.

Q7: What will future diamond tools be like?

For example, diamond tools may be able to cut materials that had not been cut with other tools. They may also polish materials to make their surface even smoother. We can say that diamond tools not only support manufacturing but also lead innovation. Diamond tools are used for solar photovoltaic power generation systems and light-emitting diodes that contribute to environmental conservation. These tools themselves have long service lives because of their hardness and are "friendly to the environment."

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