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Quality Assurance

Quality Assurance

The quality of ACT tools surpasses industry standards. Our high quality expectations provide the customer with a tool that will outlast and outperform standard carbide tools as well as the accuracy and precision of our precision tool line is unmatched in the industry. The tools manufactured by ACT are closely examined by experienced staff under a 50/100X microscope for any inconsistencies unseen by the naked eye. Quality assurance staff is trained to see the unseen. Each person has experience in deciphering the visual with the technical requirements and basing approval on these details. When dealing with a product that is measured in nano and micrometers, even the tiniest flaw can cause issues in tooling and the final outcome of the grinding process.

Quality Inspection

Actual photo of a ground PCD radius at 100X magnification

Each tool is reviewed and undergoes scrutiny with a quality inspection process including but not limited to:

  • Examining the surface of the tipped inserts for the integrity of the diamond particles and hexagonal boron nitride
  • Checking the condition of the diamond strata/hexagonal boron nitride – under high magnification the geometric pattern and characteristics can be seen – does it fall within the narrow tolerance range of thickness and size of particles
  • Inspecting the bond created between the tool and the PCD/CBN materials
  • Approving the finishing process of the tool – looking for smooth edges of the tips and inserts on the tools.