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Turning with Diamonds in a Protective Gas Atmosphere

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000078196D
Original Publication Date: 1972-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-25
Document File: 1 page(s) / 11K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Biedermann, E: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

In order to increase the life of lathe tools, in particular of those using diamond inserts, known automatic turning equipment and machinery are provided with a suitably designed arrangement, which ensures that the tool is surrounded by an oxygen-free protective gas atmosphere. This measure prevents the lathe tools from oxidizing, thus considerably increasing their life.

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Turning with Diamonds in a Protective Gas Atmosphere

In order to increase the life of lathe tools, in particular of those using diamond inserts, known automatic turning equipment and machinery are provided with a suitably designed arrangement, which ensures that the tool is surrounded by an oxygen-free protective gas atmosphere. This measure prevents the lathe tools from oxidizing, thus considerably increasing their life.

The protective gas can be nitrogen or a rare gas. The measure described is particularly suitable for high-precision diamond turning machinery for aluminum plates, which are used as substrates for magnetic storage disks.

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