Polycrystalline Diamond

Polycrystalline Diamond (PCD)

Polycrystalline Diamond is created by high temperature-high pressure sintering of diamond grains. PCD is bonded to a Tungsten Carbide substrate for support. This material has the intrinsic hardness of diamond and is uniform in strength due to a lack of cleavage planes that can cause fracture in single crystal diamonds.

Key Properties

  • Extremely high resistance to wear
  • High thermal conductivity

Typical Applications

  • Cutting tools for graphite and composite materials
  • Cutting tools for non-ferrous metals
  • Wear parts