Synthetic Polycrystalline Diamond (PCD)
Euro Superabrasives Limited provides a wide range of Polycrystalline Diamond (PCD) products to meet the demands of the precision cutting, oil & gas and hardrock mining industries.
PCD consists of micron-sized synthetic diamond powders bonded together by sintering at high pressures and temperatures. It is produced on a cemented carbide substrate, using a source of ‘solvent metal catalyst’ to aid sintering, typically cobalt. This process renders the material electrically conductive, and as such, PCD may be electric-discharge machined – a critical attribute for the hardest known material. The integrally bonded carbide substrate also renders the composite brazeable, another critical attribute given that the major part of a cutting tool or drill bit is used solely for clamping, with the PCD material only located where it is used for cutting.
Our polycrystalline diamond product range includes:
- PCD precision cutting tool materials
- Polycrystalline diamond compact (PDC) cutters for oil and gas drilling
- Polycrystalline diamond compact (PDC) cutters for hardrock mining
- CVD (chemical vapour deposition) diamond grades, CDM and CDE
For more information about these products visit Element Six.