Cut-off machines for materialography – an overview
Cutting the samples using specific cut-off machines is the first important step in the materialographic workflow. This phase already prepares the way for the outcome of the complete materialographic preparation. Because deformations in this phase increase the workload of all subsequent processes, a precise and gentle cutting process should be favoured. It is for that reason that cut-off machines and cut-off wheels have to meet particularly high standards in materialography. There are various models of materialographic cut-off machines and different cutting procedures on the market. The right cut-off machine is chosen depending on the shape, size and number of samples to be processed. A key criterion is that the cut-off machine provides a gentle cut through the material to ensure minimal modifications on the sample. High quality cut-off machines are equipped with cooling water systems which prevent an overheating of the sample using water or specific cooling agents. In addition to that, the coolant washes away abrasion particles from the cutting process and thus prevents undesired corrosion processes during cutting. Owing to a gentle and efficient cut, wet abrasive cutting using appropriate cut-off machines has become well-established.
Professional cutting using SCAN-DIA Cut-Off Machines
SCAN-DIA Cut-off Machines are the fruit of decades of experience in the field of materialography. The cut-off machines of the MINICUT 40 Series quickly and reliably cut various materials and samples up to Ø 20 mm. The solid metal housing and the comfortable adjustment possibilities allow for a quick and economical workflow. The LABCUT 250 is a compact cut-off machine for ceramic and mineralogical samples. Samples up to Ø 55 mm can be processed using cut-off wheels with a diameter of up to Ø 250 mm. The cut-off machine is a bench model which comes with a manual feed. Cut-off machines need to be equipped with high quality cut-off wheels and should provide a broad choice of clamping chucks when perfect results and a flexible use are demanded. A wide variety of clamping chucks is available for the MINICUT 40. The high quality SCAN-DIA Cut-Off Wheels provide an optimal cutting performance and allow quick and precise cutting processes for most diverse materials.