Though we do not currently maintain this capability internally, Coresix has regular wire saw runs performed to maximize material usage and minimize processing time on certain block materials. The wire saw provides an ideal condition from which to perform finishing operations on the glass substrate.
Wire Saw Process: The glass is cut by running a continuous strand of diamond coated wire from one spool to another. The wire is fed through a series of spacers which define the thickness of the slice. With the wire saw, we are able to process block materials as well as thick sheets, ingots and other formats, to as thin as .55mm. This allows us, in some cases, to salvage multiple parts from a thick substrate where a traditional grinding operation will yield only one.