Artifact Details

Title

Daisy wheel mold cutting tool

Catalog Number

102741311

Type

Physical object

Date

Circa 1975

Manufacturer

Diablo Systems Inc.

Place Manufactured

Hayward, CA, U.S.

Identifying Numbers

Other number P.54 5.0 On a capsule containing the tool.

Dimensions

overall: 1/8 in x 1 1/8 in x 1/8 in

Description

Hand-made custom cutting mill of the type used to create daisy wheel molds. The operating speed was 250,000 RPM. The width of the mill tip was 75 microns (0.0029") and it cut a channel in the mold 0.060" deep. The cutters were bathed in cutting fluid at 100 PSI, and there was electronic detection of broken cutters. It took 8-10 cutters to make one mold. The object is in a plastic tube case.

Category

Miscellaneous/tools and hardware

Credit

Gift of Mike Weisberg

Lot Number

X7434.2015