The NL-5 is a traditional plated design. However, unlike standard designs, the NL-5's surface is a series of raised diamond coated structures. It is the edges of these raised diamond structures that are doing the heavy work.
The NL-5 features the star and hexagon pattern maximizing the number of working edges. This increases the number of edge-material contact points.
This plate is not intended for sintered ceramics or diamond resin stones, such as Cerax.