The wire used on stationary machines is designed to cut natural stone such as granite or limestone. Diamond wire is generally used in most workshops.
The diamond wire has been designed for the hardness and abrasiveness of specific stone. It is therefore very important to use it on materials or groups of materials for which it has been designed. Failure to observe this can have a fatal effect on the diamond tool.
Profiling – a complementary application for stationary machines.
The introduction of new numerically controlled machines allows the shaping of complex forms in large production runs for gravestones and building. The use of diamond wire for shaping makes possible the optimum use of excellent quality materials that are discarded from the production of slabs and paving stones.
The low cost of the cuts, the profiling precision and the surface quality indisputably make diamond wire very competitive. The diamond wire used in profiling machines is similar to that found in stationary machines, but it is generally of a smaller diameter (8.3 mm). Performance is slightly inferior to that of cables for stationary machines.