Diamond Cutting of FeN-Layers on Steel Substrates for Optical Mould Making
The mass production of glass or plastic components by replication techniques, like hot pressing or injection moulding, requires inserts made of temperature resistant and hard materials. Generating an optical surface finish in these materials is time consuming and difficult. By using thermo-chemically treated steels as mould materials diamond cutting processes generating high form accuracies and low surface roughness can be applied without significant tool wear.
M. Merklein, F.-W. Bach, K.-D. Bouzakis, B. Denkena, M. Geiger and H.-K. Toenshoff
E. Brinksmeier et al., "Diamond Cutting of FeN-Layers on Steel Substrates for Optical Mould Making", Key Engineering Materials, Vol. 438, pp. 31-34, 2010