PCD is polycrystalline diamond, manufactured by
sintering together carefully selected diamond particles at a very high
temperature and pressure in the presence of a solvent/catalyst metal.
The result is an extremely tough inter grown mass
of randomly orientated diamond crystals bonded to a tungsten carbide substrate.
PCD, therefore, can be regarded as a composite material which combines the
hardness, abrasion resistance and high thermal conductivity of diamond with the
toughness of tungsten carbide.
Correctly applied, PCD tooling replaces existing
cutting tool materials such as HSS or tungsten carbide. Tool costs per component
are reduced through extended tool life and minimal downtime.
PCD tooling has also many other applications in the
engineering sector and can be used on a variety of materials such as:
and its alloys
Copper and its alloys
Graphites and graphite
Green ceramics and carbides
By using the correct grade of PCD, an excellent surface finish
and abrasion resistance can be acheived on otherwise difficult to machine
1, De Beers SYNDITE
CTC002. 2, Comparison of tool life for different
materials when edge milling MDF
Prima uses only SYNDITE PCD, from Element 6. After leaving the
sintering press the SYNDITE round blanks (or discs) are diamond ground to the
required finishes and these discs can be further cut into a variety of shapes
and sizes, for use on multi-tipped rotary tools, such as routers and circular
SYNDITE is the only PCD tool material manufactured
in discs of up to 74 mm maximum diameter, which makes it ideal for those tools
which require a long, continuous cutting edge.
SYNDITE is available in 3 standard grades - 002,
010 and 025 (equivalent to 2, 10 and 25 microns average diamond grain size).
We supply a complete range of PCD woodworking
tools to cater for every kind of application. Whatever the material and whatever
you want to do with it we can provide a PCD tool to do it for you.
Hogging units, scoring blades, groovers,
cutters, profile cutters, trimming blades, saw blades,
straight and profile routers. The list is endless.
In the majority of cases, we manufacture to
customers specified orders. All we need to know is what the tool is intended to
produce and its operating conditions.
We manufacture certain types of standard off the
shelf items but we mainly produce special tools because the requirements of each
customer are very different from another.
In this way, we can guarantee that
the tools you receive are ideal for your own particular circumstances, and that
the performance you obtain cannot be bettered.