Core drilling techniques are used when precise, circular
cuts are needed. Core drilling is commonly used to create holes for routing pipes and cables, or installing anchoring devices,
or for analysis of concrete structures, rock or strata.
Wiresawing is a method for slicing and cutting silicon wafers, granite, marble and stone. In wiresawing, a taut
steel wire is run through an abrasive slurry of silicon carbide which acts as the cutting agent between the work piece and
the wire. Wiresawing is commonly used in the granite and stone cutting industry, silicon wafer production, and other crystal
cutting applications. The wiresawing method is particularly effective for semiconductor materials because it cuts crystals
with a high yield and small kerf loss.
Hand sawing refers to the lighter duty use of diamond blades in hand held power saws and chain type saws.
Hand sawing provides portability, speed, and accessibility at construction and demolition sites. Typical applications include
sawing concrete pipe to length, creating openings for electrical, plumbing or other needs in concrete walls, floors and ceilings,
eliminating overcuts associated with other types of sawing, and precision trimming.