Crystal Materials

Planar Grinding of Crystalline materials used in lens, viewing window, filter and substrate applications

DCM grinders outperform conventional surface grinders and often are the only economical solution for removing large amounts of material, while maintaining close tolerances and minimizing subsurface damage.

A DCM grinder is the efficient method for final sizing of vacuum chamber viewing windows, squaring boules to the crystal axis prior to sawing and coring or grinding the faces of prisms and optical filters.

Features such as variable feedrate & spindle speed, innovative mechanical design, and advanced abrasive technology make DCM grinders an ideal platform for processing materials such as Quartz, Fused Silica, Glass, Sapphire, Zinc Selenide, Zerodur, Silicon, and other crystalline materials.

Machines of choice for crystal applications:

 

IG 480 SD

  • 48" rotary table
  • 50HP grinding spindle motor
  • Perfect for large jobs

IG 380 SD

  • 36" rotary table
  • 30HP grinding spindle motor
  • Fully enclosed clean grinding

IG 282 SD

  • 24" rotary table
  • 20HP grinding spindle motor
  • Precision X-axis cross slide

IG 180 SD

  • 18" rotary table
  • 10HP grinding spindle motor
  • Small shop footprint