A profile of precision

DK Holdings, a specialist manufacturer and worldwide supplier of diamond tooling solutions and precision engineered components based in Kent, claims it was the first diamond tool company to promote the concept of creep feed grinding, using very accurately formed diamond wheels for the production of hard metal inserts.

Sales and marketing manager, John Emptage, explains DK Holdings' longstanding partnerships, supplying precision engineered components and tooling across the engineering sector globally and some more insight into how these engineering gems set the standard.

He begins: “Our precision profile wheels are an innovative masterpiece that we are incredibly proud of and are used with applications such as tungsten carbide, ceramics, glass, reinforced plastics or high speed and tool steels.

“Our expert production team can produce diamond or CBN-coated profile wheels from 10mm to 500mm diameter, with profile tolerances of ±0.01mm and angular measures of ±10 minutes routinely being achieved. With certain profiles it is also possible to make more than one form per wheel which in turn doubles, trebles or even quadruples the life of the wheel while keeping the production cost down.

DK’s Precision Profile Wheels are commonly used in the grinding of carbide, ceramics and super alloy steels with applications and materials being machined being very broad and continually growing. These precision solutions are now widely used within the medical, aerospace and precision engineering industries.

Mr Emptage continues: “The process from inception to the supply of a precision profile wheel is simple. Our expert R&D department will initially consult with the customer to understand the exact requirements and desired production outcome after which a suitable solution is manufactured from a sample or drawing produced by our experienced CAD department. Our team works in partnership with the customer, developing a precision profile wheel tailored to optimise production processes as needed.”

He concludes: “With cost effectiveness and environmental awareness within the manufacturing sector growing, we can offer a refurbishment service whereby the worn coating is removed, the wheel is re-machined where needed and then re-coated. This can save up to 40% in tooling cost and overall reduce wastage of worn bodies.”

DK Holdings

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