Stone Assistance has develop its own methodology to evaluate the cutting efficiency and wear resistance of different cutting tools used in the stone industry like polycrystalline diamond compact,
carbide or impregnated inserts. Cutting tests help comparing the efficiency of several tool geometries, from different manufacturers, in similar working conditions. Wear tests help classifying
the cutting tools based on the resistance to abrasive wear and evaluating the life span of the tools.
Our experience :
Understanding stone cutting mechanisms with carbide and PDC cutters or impregnated diamond inserts
Characterzation of the wear mechanisms and tool resistance to abrasive wear
Development of cutting and wear models for the design of new cutting tools
Advice for choosing adapted tools based on stone properties