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Sintered Diamond Faceting Laps

When it comes to cutting facets on delicate and brittle materials like glass, ceramics, and crystals, or ultra-hard materials, you need a sintered diamond flat lap that can deliver precision and durability. Our Sintered faceting Laps are designed to meet the demands of the polishing and grinding industry for these materials. With a diamond matrix depth of 3.5mm or 5mm, and precision-ground steel cores, our sintered Laps are the most durable and long-lasting on the market.

Compared to other sintered Laps on the market, our Laps have a deeper diamond matrix, which exposes new cutting points as the wheels are used. This means that our Laps cut just as aggressively on the first facet as the last, and can be dressed to expose additional crystals for a more aggressive cut. However, dressing is not always necessary if you follow a "side to side" pattern when grinding to ensure even wear.

Our sintered diamond Laps come in a range of sizes, from 4" to 12", with diamond matrix widths of 40mm, 50mm, 60mm, 90mm, and 100mm. We take pride in our dynamic balancing at the factory, ensuring concentricity for smooth and quiet grinding.

Whether you're a professional or a hobbyist, our sintered diamond Laps are the perfect choice for anyone who needs to cut more facets than they can count. Our 600 grit sintered lap and other sintered Laps are designed to provide the highest quality and most durable performance in the industry.

diamond Mesh: 60 80 100 180 220 360 600 Grit

600Grit

600Grit

Sintered Faceting Laps

When it comes to cutting facets on delicate and brittle materials like glass, ceramics, and crystals, or ultra-hard materials, you need a sintered diamond flat lap. Our Sintered Faceting Laps are designed to meet the demands of the polishing and grinding industry for these materials. With a diamond matrix depth of 3.5mm or 5mm, and precision-ground steel cores, our sintered laps are the most durable and long-lasting on the market.

100Grit

100Grit

Sintered Faceting Laps

When it comes to cutting facets on delicate and brittle materials like glass, ceramics, and crystals, or ultra-hard materials, you need a sintered diamond flat lap. Our Sintered Faceting Laps are designed to meet the demands of the polishing and grinding industry for these materials. With a diamond matrix depth of 3.5mm or 5mm, and precision-ground steel cores, our sintered laps are the most durable and long-lasting on the market.

280Grit

280Grit

Sintered Faceting Laps

When it comes to cutting facets on delicate and brittle materials like glass, ceramics, and crystals, or ultra-hard materials, you need a sintered diamond flat lap. Our Sintered Faceting Laps are designed to meet the demands of the polishing and grinding industry for these materials. With a diamond matrix depth of 3.5mm or 5mm, and precision-ground steel cores, our sintered laps are the most durable and long-lasting on the market.

60Grit

60Grit

Sintered Faceting Laps

When it comes to cutting facets on delicate and brittle materials like glass, ceramics, and crystals, or ultra-hard materials, you need a sintered diamond flat lap. Our Sintered Faceting Laps are designed to meet the demands of the polishing and grinding industry for these materials. With a diamond matrix depth of 3.5mm or 5mm, and precision-ground steel cores, our sintered laps are the most durable and long-lasting on the market.

180Grit

180Grit

Sintered Faceting Laps

When it comes to cutting facets on delicate and brittle materials like glass, ceramics, and crystals, or ultra-hard materials, you need a sintered diamond flat lap. Our Sintered Faceting Laps are designed to meet the demands of the polishing and grinding industry for these materials. With a diamond matrix depth of 3.5mm or 5mm, and precision-ground steel cores, our sintered laps are the most durable and long-lasting on the market.

360Grit

360Grit

Sintered Faceting Laps

When it comes to cutting facets on delicate and brittle materials like glass, ceramics, and crystals, or ultra-hard materials, you need a sintered diamond flat lap. Our Sintered Faceting Laps are designed to meet the demands of the polishing and grinding industry for these materials. With a diamond matrix depth of 3.5mm or 5mm, and precision-ground steel cores, our sintered laps are the most durable and long-lasting on the market.

80Grit

80Grit

Sintered Faceting Laps

When it comes to cutting facets on delicate and brittle materials like glass, ceramics, and crystals, or ultra-hard materials, you need a sintered diamond flat lap. Our Sintered Faceting Laps are designed to meet the demands of the polishing and grinding industry for these materials. With a diamond matrix depth of 3.5mm or 5mm, and precision-ground steel cores, our sintered laps are the most durable and long-lasting on the market.

220Grit

220Grit

Sintered Faceting Laps

When it comes to cutting facets on delicate and brittle materials like glass, ceramics, and crystals, or ultra-hard materials, you need a sintered diamond flat lap. Our Sintered Faceting Laps are designed to meet the demands of the polishing and grinding industry for these materials. With a diamond matrix depth of 3.5mm or 5mm, and precision-ground steel cores, our sintered laps are the most durable and long-lasting on the market.

Performance

sintered diamond faceting Laps are known for their exceptional performance in the field of gemstone faceting and polishing. Their performance attributes make them highly sought after by gem cutters, lapidaries, and jewelry manufacturers. Here are the key performance characteristics of sintered diamond faceting Laps :

  1. Precision Cutting: sintered diamond faceting Laps excel in precision cutting of gemstones. They allow gem cutters to create facets with exact angles and dimensions, resulting in symmetrical and well-proportioned gemstones.

  2. High-Quality Polishing: These Laps are equally adept at polishing gemstone facets to achieve a brilliant and reflective surface. They produce a mirror-like finish that enhances a gemstone's optical properties, including its sparkle and fire.

  3. Durable and Long-Lasting: sintered diamond Laps are renowned for their durability and longevity. They can withstand extended use without significant wear, reducing the need for frequent replacement. This durability is essential in maintaining consistent performance over time.

  4. Reduced Heat Generation: These Laps are designed to minimize heat generation during the faceting and polishing processes. This feature is crucial because excessive heat can damage or fracture gemstones, particularly heat-sensitive varieties.

  5. Uniform Facet Geometry: sintered diamond faceting Laps maintain consistent facet geometry throughout the cutting and polishing processes. This uniformity ensures that each facet is precisely aligned and contributes to the gem's overall brilliance.

  6. Versatility: They are versatile tools that can be used with various gemstone materials, including diamonds , sapphires, rubies, emeralds, and other precious and semi-precious stones. Their adaptability to different hardness levels and gem types is a key performance advantage.

  7. Enhanced Optical Properties: sintered diamond faceting Laps enhance a gemstone's optical properties by producing facets that reflect and refract light effectively. This results in a gemstone that exhibits exceptional brilliance, dispersion, and scintillation.

  8. Consistency: These Laps offer consistency in facet dimensions and surface finishes across multiple gemstones. This consistency is crucial for producing gemstones that match in size and appearance for use in jewelry.

  9. Ease of Use: While expertise is required for gemstone faceting and polishing, sintered diamond faceting Laps are designed to be user-friendly. They allow lapidaries to work efficiently and effectively.

  10. Quality Control: sintered diamond Laps play a significant role in maintaining high-quality standards in gem cutting and jewelry manufacturing. They help ensure that gemstones meet specific criteria for symmetry, dimensions, and surface finish.

  11. Optimal Performance: Gem cutters can achieve optimal performance with these Laps when selecting the appropriate lap type, grit size, and lubrication method for the gemstone material being worked on.

Grit Range

Sintered diamond faceting Laps are available in various grit sizes to accommodate different grinding and surface finish requirements. The grit size determines the coarseness or fineness of the abrasive particles on the laps's surface. Here are the typical grit size classifications for Sintered diamond faceting Laps:

  1. Coarse Grits (e.g., 60, 80, 100):

    • Coarse grit Laps are used for rapid material removal and are suitable for rough grinding applications.

    • They are often used when the initial shape and dimension of the workpiece need significant adjustment.

    • Coarse grit Laps leave a rougher surface finish.

  2. Medium Grits (e.g., 180, 220):

    • Medium grit Laps strike a balance between material removal and surface finish.

    • They are suitable for general-purpose grinding tasks where both removal rates and surface quality are important.

    • Medium grit Laps produce a moderate surface finish.

  3. Fine Grits (e.g., 360, 600):

    • Fine grit Laps are used for precision grinding applications where surface finish is critical.

    • They excel at producing smooth and fine surface finishes while still removing material effectively.

    • Fine grit Laps are commonly used for applications that require high precision and tight tolerances.

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FAQ

Q: What are sintered laps for faceting?

If you've been using plated laps, then upgrade your faceting game with sintered laps. These are a copper and diamond matrix on an aluminum. The laps are light weight but with a long lasting lifespan. The laps have approximately 5mm (1/5") of diamond sintered copper.
Q: How do you clean faceting laps?
Always flush your laps well with water to clean off any cutting residue and let them dry off completely, when you are done cutting. Always spin dry you laps completely before storing them away. Always break in new laps gently.
Q: Advatages of Sintered Laps over cheap plated?
Longer Lifespan: Sintered Laps have a longer lifespan compared to cheap plated laps, which means you'll need to replace them less often. Consistent Performance: Sintered Laps maintain their cutting performance throughout their lifespan, whereas cheap plated laps may lose their effectiveness over time. Improved Cutting Ability: Sintered Laps have a deeper diamond matrix, which exposes new cutting points as the wheel is used, resulting in a more aggressive cut. Better Durability: Sintered Laps are more resistant to wear and tear, making them suitable for heavy-duty use. Easier Maintenance: Sintered Laps can be dressed to expose additional crystals for a more aggressive cut, whereas cheap plated laps may require more frequent dressing. Higher Quality: Sintered Laps are manufactured using high-quality materials and precision-ground steel cores, ensuring a smooth and quiet grinding experience.
Q: How to dress a sintered lap?
My favorite clean-up for my sintered laps is using barkeeper's friend and a scotch pad. It removed the build up rather well. When completed they run smooth and cut well. I usually scrub until the entire surface looks brassy new.
Q: How to clean a diamond lap?
After every 4 or 5 stones I will clean the laps off with a paper napkin and 90% isopropyl alcohol. Sometimes more if it's a Batt lap charged with loose diamond and oil, as the swarf builds up more.
Q: What are the Disadvantages of Sintered Diamond Faceting Laps?
Higher Cost: Due to the complex manufacturing process and higher diamond content, sintered laps are significantly more expensive than plated laps. Limited Grit Selection: Sintered laps may not be available in as wide a variety of grit sizes as plated laps. Directional Use: Some sintered laps are directional, meaning they must rotate in a specific direction for optimal performance. Ensure you purchase a lap compatible with your faceting machine's rotation.
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