Cut processing

Cut processing is a process in which whole tiles pieces are cut in slices or in squares by mean of diamond blades. These blades are mounted with precision spacing on metallic trees which turn very fast on their own axis while the tiles to be cut are flowing perpendicularly on a conveyor belt. Normally there are anywhere from two to four trees in cascade, because commonly a precut is done in the first “edge” before the tile is processed in a final cut in the last phase. Also, different thickness of blades can be used to obtain several effects on the border of the finished piece, like for instance the “mini spacer”. The precision and the quality on the border are affected by several factors, like the rotation speed of the blades, the speed of the tiles on the conveyor, the type of blades (hard, medium, soft), the state of usage of the blades and generally of the whole cut machine. In many cases the cut is followed by the grinding processing in order to improve the border finishing and to obtain the precise measurement and shape of the piece.

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