The machining of a ceramic in the unfired state is called green machining. Green machining of ceramics is done whenever possible since the machining of ceramics after firing is very costly. The machining centers found in our plant are very similar to those found in standard machine shops; CNC mills, and CNC lathes drilling equipment, cut-off saws, surface grinders, rotary grinders, as well as many machines that have been custom made in-house. However, the extremely abrasive nature of ceramics requires the use of carbide and PCD tools and abrasive wheels.
After Green Machining, parts are ready to enter the Firing process.