Fixed-abrasive multi-wire sawing processes can be used to slice silicon and quartz crystal due to the introduction of resinoid diamond-wire or electroplated diamond-wire tools. The latter kind have a higher wear resistance, but have higher production costs because electroplating is time consuming. Consequently, it is impractical to use them because they are too expensive. In this paper, ultra high-speed electroplating using felt brushes is proposed for manufacturing them. A series of experiments revealed that production speed is improved 30 times and tools produced with the new process have a higher wear resistance than commercially produced tools.
Chiba, Y., Tani, Y., Enomoto, T., & Sato, H. (2003). Development of a high-speed manufacturing method for electroplated diamond wire tools. CIRP Annals - Manufacturing Technology, 52(1), 281–284. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0007-8506(07)60584-8