In recent years, PCB manufacturers have been faced with a number of problems due to the processing of higher performance materials used for assembly in the telecommunications, military, medical, etc. sectors.

Halogen-free materials, IMS and laminates with different types of fillers have a significant impact on the performance and durability of the carbide tools normally used for PCB machining.

Reduced parameters and shorter tool life have resulted in a significant increase in production costs.

Many manufacturers have therefore preferred to use diamond-treated tools in order to respond to the increasing yield difficulties and to compensate for the increase in costs.