[MSA-talk] ultra-thin jeweler's saw

Don Baker don.baker at mcgill.ca
Tue Nov 21 09:12:12 EST 2017


Hi Folks,

Have you considered diamond jewelers saws?  We use them for cutting
alumina ceramics; maybe they would work for you.

Good luck,

Don


On Tue, 2017-11-21 at 07:24 -0600, Benjamin Gilbert wrote:
> Dear Jason
> 
> 
> We are looking into this exact question, although I can’t offer any
> solutions! 
> 
> 
> I understand from enquiries with colleagues that a diamond wire saw
> provides the finest cuts. However, I have only found one commercial
> (Electron Microscopy Sciences) and I can’t justify the $14k cost. It
> might be worth enquiring if there is a local electron microscopy
> facility that has such an device. 
> 
> 
> I am presently looking for a lower-cost hand saw jig which we could
> set up with a fine diamond wire, but I have not identified anything
> yet. I’ll let you know what we find and I would be grateful for any
> suggestions you receive or solutions you discover. 
> 
> 
> Best regards,  
> 
> 
> Ben
> 
> > On Nov 21, 2017, at 2:19 AM, Jason Herrin
> > <jasonscottherrin at gmail.com> wrote:
> > 
> > 
> > Hi all,
> > 
> > We are looking for the thinnest of thin diamond blades for cutting
> > parallel serial sections of cm-sized and smaller mineral grains. Can
> > anyone recommend a good blade or saw type?
> > 
> > Any responses appreciated,
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > Jason Herrin
> > 
> > NTU Singapore
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > 
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