[chbot] Ultrasonic drill or pulsed laser anyone?

Helmut Walle helmut.walle at gmail.com
Wed Feb 17 05:37:40 GMT 2016

Yes, he may need a diamond drill. But 63 mm deep at 3 mm diameter is 
going to be interesting...

The problem with LASER cutting is that (crystalline) quartz is highly 
transparent over a very wide spectrum, which is in conflict with 
transferring energy from the beam to the material to be cut... I don't 
know about ultrasound. How about water jet? Not sure...

Also, the quality of the cut will vary depending on machining technology 
and tools used; so it would be good to know the purpose of the whole 
affair to decide.

That's my 3 cts worth, and I am by no means an expert on this...

Kind regards,


On 17/02/2016 2:54 p.m., Mike Barnes wrote:
> Hi Team,
> Mate at work wants to drill a 3mm x 63mm deep holes in Quartzes.
> Any thoughts?
> Cheers
> Mike
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