PCD Wear Parts
Polycrystalline Diamond (PCD) is a preferred material for wear parts. The strength and toughness of PCD typically outlast 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.
Steel and plastic are other materials chosen for wear parts that are used in high impact applications. Steel and plastic are economical alternatives when PCD is not an option.
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.