There's an animation of using a "diamond-encrusted cutting chain" in a video in
the article linked above, which is about how the VB-10000 will be used to cut
the Golden Ray into 8 pieces. "The public should expect a lot of noise
throughout the operation", according to the article.
It seems odd to me that they are using diamond rather than tungsten carbide.
It appears that the chain ipm will be fairly low, so absorption of diamond
into the steel being cut might not be a major problem, but I'd think properly
shaped carbide teeth would cut more aggressively and probably be less
expensive to start.
The VB-10000 was in Florida last week and will be in Georgia shortly, per
1 year ago