Planetary Grinding Machines for SCD tool making
A PG planetary grinder can be used to produce flat facets and radii on natural or synthetic diamonds so as to make a single crystal diamond (SCD) tool.
(Photo courtesy Chase Diamond Tools International Ltd)
Coborn Engineering offer a standard PG3 and the ultra-precision PG3B machines. The grinding wheel position can be changed so as to change the direction of grinding. The soft direction of the diamond can therefore be found.