PCD Wear Parts

Poly­crys­talline Dia­mond (PCD) is a pre­ferred mate­r­i­al for wear parts. The strength and tough­ness of PCD typ­i­cal­ly out­lasts car­bide and HSS mate­ri­als by 50–100 times the tool life. PCD wear parts are com­mon­ly used in low impact appli­ca­tions such as vac­u­um noz­zles to pick and place small parts in the elec­tron­ics indus­try, rest pads in machin­ing, and unlim­it­ed cus­tom appli­ca­tions.

Our expe­ri­enced team of engi­neers will work with you direct­ly to deter­mine how wear parts can fit into your busi­ness. Our cus­tomers ben­e­fit from cost sav­ings as a result of the decreased tool changes, decreased down time and opti­mized machine uti­liza­tion. Con­tact us today to dis­cuss the advan­tages of wear parts for your man­u­fac­tur­ing process­es.

Poly­crys­talline Dia­mond, PCD, is the hard­est known mate­r­i­al and has many advan­tages in man­u­fac­tur­ing. PCD is a syn­thet­ic dia­mond pro­duced by sin­ter­ing togeth­er micron-sized pieces of dia­mond pow­der with a met­al binder, typ­i­cal­ly cobalt, under extreme pres­sure and tem­per­a­tures. The cobalt adds tough­ness to the mate­r­i­al and ren­ders the mate­r­i­al elec­tri­cal con­duc­tive. The car­bide sub­strate pro­vides a braze­able lay­er of mate­r­i­al.

PCD is extreme­ly abra­sion resis­tant and PCD tools can have a 50–100 times longer tool life com­pared to con­ven­tion­al tools. PCD is rec­om­mend­ed for machin­ing non-fer­rous and non-metal­lic mate­ri­als such as alu­mini­um, brass, com­pos­ite mate­ri­als, cop­per, fiber­glass, green ceram­ics and car­bides.

Poly­crys­talline Cubic Boron Nitride, CBN, is the sec­ond­ed hard­est known mate­r­i­al after PCD and has many advan­tages in man­u­fac­tur­ing. CBN is pro­duced by sin­ter­ing togeth­er micron-sized pieces of cubic boron nitride with ceram­ic mate­ri­als under extreme pres­sure and tem­per­a­tures. The car­bide sub­strate pro­vides a braze­able lay­er of mate­r­i­al.

CBN is extreme­ly abra­sion resis­tant and has a high ther­mal sta­bil­i­ty. CBN is rec­om­mend­ed for machin­ing fer­rous mate­ri­als such hard­ened steels, cast iron, pow­dered met­als and super alloys.