Electroplated-diamond carving tool for marble, ceramic, and even granite
These electroplated carving tools have a conical angle of 60 or 90 degrees. They are used to engrave, write, carve, and rough finish bas reliefs. The Pink Line is the new electroplated diamond version for use on all types of marble, and ceramic; it even performs well on granite. (For more precise work, use carbide bits which allow fine finishing within the boundary of the incision itself
These bits have 60° or a 90° conical tip and a 10-mm borehole shank allowing through-tool cooling (if envisaged by your spindle of course).
Being much faster (with a feed rate 100/150 mm per minute) than carbide tools, these electroplated carving bits leave a rougher cut than the carbide tools do when writing and engraving. In general, after rough-cutting with the electroplated diamond bit, we recommend carbide tools for fine profiling, writing, or finishing. (See Carbide V-Groove router bits).
Recommended operating parameters for these electroplated diamond bits:
- Spindle speed: 7000 – 8000 rpm as a function of feed rate
- Feed rate:100/500 mm per minute based on groove depth and hardness of the material.
- Maximum cutting depth per pass: 4 mm (recommended 2 mm)
- Ramp maneuvers recommended
Plunge: 2 mm
Spindle speed: 8000 RPM
Feed rate: 300 mm/min
Plunge rate: 80 mm/min with ramp maneuvres